Friday, July 16, 2010

Media Training and Upcoming Performance in Colorado

Next week, Erasing the Distance is traveling to Colorado for our first out-of-state performance, where Maura Kidwell, David Hornreich, and Brighid O'Shaughnessy will be performing five stories for an audience of 4,000 teens!

And, today Karen Meyers from ABC-7 attended rehearsal to capture footage for an upcoming segment to air on ABC-7!

To prepare for the ABC-7 interviews, Lina Khalil and Erryn Cobb of Fetch-PR took some time to share with us media interviews tips and tricks.  

Some of my favorites included:
   - For an interview where you are standing, use a football stance: one foot back, one foot forward, with your weight on your back foot. This will keep you from swaying side to side.

   -  If your mouth gets dry (from nerves), instead of drinking water before the interview, try eating an apple instead.

  -  Make eye contact with the interviewer, not the camera (especially if there are multiple cameras).

We did a practice interview which I videotaped with the intention of sharing it with you here. Unfortunately, the sound quality was too low so I can't post it for you.

(Brighid O'Shaughnessy is pictured above, discussing the upcoming performance in Colorado). 

You will have to take my word for it that all of the actors did an excellent job with their on-camera interviews. :)

And, we'll definitely announce here before the ABC-7 segment airs later this summer!

Wishing you a healthy weekend,

~ Oriana at Erasing the Distance

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