I received the Facebook message from Jacqueline, a former co-worker of mine, shortly after returning to my hometown. “Hey Mel! Would you be interested in coming on the show and talking about your experiences traveling?” And in an instant, my little blog, The Mellyboo Project, was going to be on TV.
The show? Daytime – a daily, live lifestyle program showcasing everything the region has to offer. Ironically enough, it’s one of the same shows I worked on in what seems like a lifetime ago, back when I had aspirations of working in the television industry.
It was a no-brainer. I had to take her up on the opportunity. Not only would it be a great chance to get some on-camera experience, but also it would (hopefully) get my blog out there to a wider audience.
I sent in some photographs and really didn’t think twice about it – I mean at the end of the day, I knew the hosts and figured it would be like talking with friends. Was I nervous? Surprisingly not. But that probably had to do with the fact that I had worked there for so long, so I had a good idea of what they wanted from me.
I walked into the studio on a cold January morning, and after signing the consent forms, wandered around and caught up with old co-workers. By 10am the show was broadcasting live, and I was waiting in the green room – I was to be on the third segment of the show, about half an hour into the show.
“Melissa, you ready?” The floor director asked as she opened the door during the commercial break.
“Oh yeah! Piece of cake!” I said as I took one last gulp of water and made my way to the white leather couch on set.
Jacqueline and Jeff (the two hosts) made their way to the couches and we had a few giggles until the floor director gave the 10-second countdown.
“Na na na… hey hey… yeah yeah.” The familiar tune of the show’s theme song played back and as the cameras came back to us the red on-air light lit up. All I really remember is that the following seven minutes just flew by. Check out The Mellyboo Project on TV:
Fast forward to March 5th, I was casually checking my email through the day only to have received on from Jacqueline telling me that they had a last minute cancellation for the following day’s show and wanted to know if I was available to come back on the show. Since I didn’t have anything on the agenda, I was more than happy to participate.
Take a peek at the second round of The Mellyboo Project on TV:
Anyways, just wanted to share with all of you my two interviews, since I thought they both went pretty well. Hope you enjoy!