Last month, I was in Springfield, Massachusetts to speak at a conference. As part of my trip, the event organizers also arranged for me to be interviewed on WGBY 57, the public TV station for Western New England, about my keynote speech. Below is the full interview.
You’ve gotta watch it just to see my Michael Jackson moment of wearing black pants, black shoes and WHITE socks on the air. This is what happens when you forget your black pantyhose! As soon as we got on the set, I nervously asked Carrie Saldo, the host, if the camera would ever pan out enough to show my feet. She tried to make me feel better by saying, “at least you have on cute shoes!”
And on that note, I had to chuckle. The moral of the story? Don’t be like me.
Overall, I’m happy that I was able to get a full, nine-minute interview on public TV. It’s great exposure for me as a speaker and an expert in the nonprofit field. But next time, I’ll be probably wearing something brighter. And there will be NO white socks involved.
Have you ever appeared in the media to promote yourself or your business and been disappointed with how you looked or sounded? What did the experience teach you about yourself and what to do next time?