Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Preparing for a Television Interview
I'm fortunate to have been interviewed for the TV program, "California Life with Heather Dawson" which appears on stations throughout California. Years ago Heather interviewed me about my books, "Don't Be Give Up" and "School Success". I was thrilled to have this opportunity. Recently she sent a reporter from Fresno Channel 24 to interview me about my recent books: "Sarah Darlin'" and "Fall in Love with an Orange Tree or a Book". For these interviews I prepared questions for the reporter to ask. This can be a bit tricky because some reporters want to ask their own questions. In this case, he was delighted that I had them. Previous to the interview, I prepared my answers which made the interview go smoothly. We did two interviews in one take each. During my first interview, I was very nervous, but finally after all these years I have given myself permission to make mistakes. This has decreased my anxiety about a thousand per cent, and I did a better job. I only wished I had learned this lesson long ago. One humorous incident. I was miked for the interview, but I didn't realize I was live when I went to the bathroom. Embarrassed!