What. A. Friday! I got to do a check off the good ole’ bucket list on Friday… To go live on the news! I was soooo nervous but it was awesome! I would love to do it again. I mean, it’s just talking. I LOVE TALKING!
So long story short, a PR company from NYC was looking for a person to go live on Lincoln’s CBS 10/11 to share products for National Wine Day (on May 25th). I wanted so bad to say no, because that’s a little scary going on the air to talk about something I have no idea about. But all I could keep thinking about was Shonda Rhime’s book Year of Yes. I would totally regret saying no. So I went for it. Plus, I was able to keep all of the wine they would send – so I was sold!
I received the products and studied up. I had no idea what I was going into, which made me extremely nervous all week. I’ve never wanted 5pm on a Friday to come so bad (because that would mean the segment was over)!
During the day of I was freaking out over what to wear. If you Google “What to wear on the news” you will read that the #1 rule is no black, white, red, or patterns. OMG. Literally, my entire wardrobe is black and white. I ended up using my ONLY pastel colored tank and had to put a jacket over it because it was spaghetti strapped and probably to promiscuous for a 4pm Lincoln news segment.
Steezy secret: I went shopping this weekend and purchased a new dress and a top in case I ever find myself in this position again. I’m calling it my pathway to becoming Oprah.
Laugh if you want. It’s a joke but I won’t stop it if it were to happen! 😉
Anyway, I roll up to da studio and the producer just tells me to set up then leaves the studio. I’m just like ummm omgsh, she thinks I really know these products and that I’m actually a wine expert… I’M NOT! AHHHH! HELPPPP!
The news gods were with me that day thankfully. The news anchors were super laid back and awesome! I was going to be the ending part of the show (FINALE!!) so I got front row action to the entire news! I’ve never learned so much from the news than I did in about 15 minutes. It was awesome!
Then… my 2 minutes and 27 seconds of complete Lincoln fame came. I literally had no idea the news was live at first (you can tell if you watch my face in the first few seconds).
After I was done, they were like, “This was perfect! We would love to do this again.”
Then my head blew up and I walked out of 10/11 all like…
So hopefully you see more of this. I’m calling myself “The Lincoln Party Expert”. I’m thinking of pitching segments that revolve around partying and entertainment. Thoughts?
I went straight to one of our family member’s house and watched the 2:27 worth of epic footage. But first, made sure to drink some of that wine. (I refused to watch it until I had a glass of vino in my hand).
Then I started getting tipsy and role playing how I wanted the segment to go…
On that note, go prepare yourself for National Wine Day on the 25th!!