Yesterday, I made my very first appearance on live TV. Before I went to the Local 4 studio for Livein the D, I decided I needed to determine how I would measure my success. I didn’t think it was realistic to hear thunderous applause from the viewers at home so here was my criteria:
Do not talk super fast.
Do not interrupt and play that awkward game of double-dutch of inserting myself into a conversation.
And most of all, do NOT ramble. Like I said yesterday, once I start to tip toe off my point, I know that I will inevitably embarrass myself with a personal story that may or may not relate to the topic.
Speaking of topics, did I mention that one of them was discussing the American Pediatrics Association’s statement that condoms should be available to high school students. I don’t even want to *think* where that unfortunate ramble would have landed me.
So besides condoms, we talked about tech-savvy toddlers, the Pennsylvania law that prohibits anyone touching a pregnant women’s belly, and the cutoff age for trick-or-treaters.
I had strong feelings about each of these, so at least I had that level of confidence working for me. I knew that I was having a good hair day, so that helped me feel good, too.
I also felt that everyone at the studio made me feel really comfortable. Everyone was very warm and welcoming, and Karen Drew definitely set a friendly tone for the panel. This did wonders for lowering my anxiety levels!
So without further ado, here is the clip:
| I think once you talk about condoms for hight school students|
for your first live TV appearance, you can really talk about anything with ease after that.
What do you think? Any way I could improve? You know, in case they want me back again.