Today I had my first radio interview… I was interviewed by Alex Sloan this morning on 666 ABC Canberra Radio about my project at work called Sharing young women’s stories, a campaign to fight negative Body Image (totally my line btw). I’ve been the sole coordinator for this entire project from design through to execution. I worked on it one day a week from September then two days since January. Not a lot of time I know. But I have the official launch tomorrow, hence the interview. I received the call yesterday on my afternoon off asking if I wanted to have a radio interview. Now I’ve never been on radio, or interviewed at all so I got very excited! Last night I talked to my sister, emailed a friend in the media, got tips from my bro in law who does interviews and run through lines with hubby. I practiced just a few lines and went over what I could say (not very hard mind you). But see, this project has been consuming every aspect of my life non stop for like the past six weeks (if not more) and I haven’t thought of anything else, so I was feeling pretty okay. Then this morning, I got way nervous. I decided to take a break and go out to a cafe and eat a late breakfast (9:30). I called my mum and she distracted me very well, without intending too I’m sure. Then at 10:58 (when my parking ran out) I drove to the ABC studio. It was soo cool! Then I got star struck because the Sapphires, including Casey Donovan were singing live in the studio, the same place where I was going to be! When it was my turn, I thought I was going get a bit of a rundown, but we went straight to it. I believe I spoke steadily and not so breathy. I’m going to wait awhile before I actually listen to is because my accent sounds way weird and I fumbled a lot. Apparently I didn’t sound nervous so that’s good. Any promotion is good promotion yeah? Plus Alex was very sweet and she did a lovely job not freaking me out! The whole experience is quite exciting. I’m not saying I’m going to raise my hand for more radio interviews, but I’m not scared of them at least!
Today I had my first radio interview… I was interviewed by Alex Sloan this morning on 666 ABC Canberra Radio about my project at work called Sharing young women’s stories, a campaign to fight negative Body Image (totally my line btw). I’ve been the sole coordinator for this entire project from design through to execution. I worked on it one day a week from September then two days since January. Not a lot of time I know. But I have the official launch tomorrow, hence the interview. I received the call yesterday on my afternoon off asking if I wanted to have a radio interview. Now I’ve never been on radio, or interviewed at all so I got very excited! Last night I talked to my sister, emailed a friend in the media, got tips from my bro in law who does interviews and run through lines with hubby. I practiced just a few lines and went over what I could say (not very hard mind you). But see, this project has been consuming every aspect of my life non stop for like the past six weeks (if not more) and I haven’t thought of anything else, so I was feeling pretty okay. Then this morning, I got way nervous. I decided to take a break and go out to a cafe and eat a late breakfast (9:30). I called my mum and she distracted me very well, without intending too I’m sure. Then at 10:58 (when my parking ran out) I drove to the ABC studio. It was soo cool! Then I got star struck because the Sapphires, including Casey Donovan were singing live in the studio, the same place where I was going to be! When it was my turn, I thought I was going get a bit of a rundown, but we went straight to it. I believe I spoke steadily and not so breathy. I’m going to wait awhile before I actually listen to is because my accent sounds way weird and I fumbled a lot. Apparently I didn’t sound nervous so that’s good. Any promotion is good promotion yeah? Plus Alex was very sweet and she did a lovely job not freaking me out! The whole experience is quite exciting. I’m not saying I’m going to raise my hand for more radio interviews, but I’m not scared of them at least!

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