As you’ve probably heard (because I can’t stop talking about it on facebook and twitter), I was on TV for the very first time this morning! I got the chance to talk about some superbowl food ideas on our local Fox News station (representing Red Gold tomatoes). I’m not sure how I come across on the blog, but in real life I’m pretty shy and reserved and don’t enjoy speaking in front of people at all. To say that this was out of my comfort zone is a huge understatement! I was incredibly nervous, but looking back I’m so glad I did it and it really was a great experience. I was able to quickly (in 3 minutes!) share a few superbowl snack ideas:
To go along with the list I made about chili the other day, I thought I’d share a list of things I did to get ready for my (very) short TV segment.
- I made 3 batches of chili. One as a practice, two to take on the show. Yes, I still love it. Yes, I’m tired of it at the moment.
- I practiced my “interview” approximately 8,750 times. That might not be an exaggeration.
- Got exponentially more nervous as Thursday approached. Mike can attest to that. Also, I seem to be physically unable keep any emotion inside me, including nervousness. It just spills out onto everyone around me. I don’t know how Mike made it through the week.
- Mike was nice enough to go with me to the studio, and in return for his kindness I forced him to leave ridiculously early, listen to my nonstop nervous rambling the whole time, and make a pit stop at McDonald’s for some last minute make-up application. Oh and I also spilled chili on the seat of the car. Awesome.
After all that, if you’re still interested in watching the video, you can watch it here. Enjoy!