It was great sitting down to chat with Farron Cousins at Ring of Fire TV last night.
As is my habit, sharing some internal thoughts and self-criticism as I work on improving my media persona and presence.
In this conversation I was quite a bit more relaxed than usual--even rolling my eyes and being more expressive with my facial expressions--as opposed to the stone face I usually affect. Farron and I just went with some broad topics and let the conversation go where it may. I also got to make a Ghostbusters reference and to repeat my concerns about self-interest, racism, and human rights in this age of police thuggery and violence.
As I get more practice, I am more comfortable in dropping the mask a bit and showing a broader range of my personality. How reps and time changes things. I was also reflecting on the sheer panic that would have occurred a year or so ago if I had to readjust something and move towards the camera while it was recording. Yes, we should always strive to be perfect. But, we should also improvise, adapt, and overcome.
[This is obvious in the first few seconds of the conversation.]
Any thoughts or suggestions about my most recent guest spot on Ring of Fire TV? Please do share as your insights are invaluable and very, very helpful.