Not a bad gig. I talk about what I do to get my kids ready for back to school and about trends for the tweens. The main crux of the gig was going to NYC and doing what is called a satellite media tour. This is when you see a personality in a faux room on local news. People, like myself, are speaking to Chattanooga, then Toledo, then Houston — quick way to get around the country. They can see me, I cannot see them. I am told their name so I can say things like, “That’s right, Joanne, shopping with your kid can be stressful, but here is my advice…” Of course, going to Searsstyle.com is on the to-do list (kept dropping that middle ‘s’ when I try to go and that doesn’t work).
On set, we taped this vid where I give my other pointers AND at the end, I tell you how to get a back to school outfit for your tween.
What I learned from doing this SMT? Bad idea to have insomnia the night before. Ugh. The smoked salmon sandwich they brought me really kept me going. Bad idea to travel back home the same day as 26 interviews; it’s a tad tiring.
I brought Vivien with me to NYC and that was so wonderful. But that’s another post.