Last Thursday I had the opportunity to do a beauty product segment live on the local news. It was on Good Day Tampa Bay. It was so much fun! I was contacted by a PR company out of the blue. They told me they found my blog, loved what they saw, and asked if I was interested. Yes! I was definitely interested! Here’s my clip:
I was so nervous! I have never done anything like this. When I was in middle school many many moons ago I hosted a weekly show on a local county TV station. However, it was taped. Walking into the TV station I had no idea what to expect. John is the TV star of this household. The guard got me all checked in and sent me to the Green Room. How official right?!
I waited in the Green Room for about 20 minutes before the producer came in. He was super nice and told me I had a few minutes to get ready before he’d bring me into the studio. The process of live TV is crazy. Very fast paced. You don’t practice anything. I didn’t even get a chance to meet the host. She sat down literally 30 seconds before we were live.
I got the products arranged and they were counting down from 20. I thought everyone in the room could hear how fast and hard my heart was beating. Once we got started I completely forgot the cameras were even there. I knew what I wanted to say and it flowed naturally. The host did mess up my last name but that’s how they had it spelled for her. Not sure what happened there. The 3-4 minutes flew by in a flash.
It was a great experience. I really hope the PR company liked what they saw. I’d love to give it another try now that I know what to expect. In exchange for my time I got to keep all the products. I’ll do a review post on the products soon. They sent me some really fun stuff.
Have you ever done live TV? How do you think I did?