Recently I did a live interview with Fox TV and wanted to share my experience. The first thing I have to say is that the team at Fox News is incredible. Every single person there is a consummate professional, very personable and, most of all, positive. Because of that team, the experience of being on live TV was awesome.
With my first experience on live TV back in January, I was unsure of what to expect and had no idea of what to anticipate. On multiple occasions, I have spoken at events in front of audiences of more than 1,000 attendees. So, I channeled my past experiences so that I felt comfortable that everything would go off without a hitch this time around.
What I have found, is that the people who I surround myself with are never short of pre-interview advice. From how I sit, to how I speak, even to how I dress (I wear a suit and tie every day) – everyone had some input for me. My advice to anyone who is subject to an influx of said advice is to listen, say 'thank you', and move on. The one major piece of advice that I took to heart and utilized during the interview was to just be myself. Many people will offer suggestions prior to the interview but I think the most genuine way to conduct an interview is to just be yourself. Know who you are and offer honest and genuine input that you believe in. I am a huge subscriber to Karma. What you give to this world will come back ten fold so always do the right thing. And being yourself is very 'right.'
After the interview had ended and the lights and cameras were no longer on me – I got into my car, drove to the office and continued being me. It was a great experience and I believe in the message I delivered. Most of all, I hope my words helped some people. We, at Treeline, are neck deep with the challenges of this job market everyday and there are people out there who need to know that they are not alone. For those people, I hope that my time on TV let them know that we are all in this together.
Some people may have liked the interview and others may have not. I would love to hear your opinion now that you have seen the footage. Thoughts?