Wednesday, July 02, 2008

My 15 Minutes of Fame

So I work for PennPAT - which is PA Performing Arts on Tour, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - and we have a roster 153 PA based performing artists. We offer grants to both the artists on our roster and presenters in the Mid Atlantic states.

Back in January a pitch to CN8 came to fruition and they featured our organization in their Comcast Newsmakers segment. In February they interviewed my boss about our organization and highlighted Philadelphia based performing artists and in April they interviewed me, discussing the organization and roster application process. My interview airs in Pittsburgh.

You can check me out by following this link to our website.

I was 8 mo. pregnant at the time and besides my cheeks looking a little chubbier than usual, I was a total nervous wreck. I have no problem speaking in front of 1000 people but tell me I'll be on live TV and I was a studying my talking points like I was going into a final exam.

It's still weird watching myself on "TV" but it's cool and I'm always excited about free PR for the organization. And if you know a PA based performing artist interested in touring...I'm happy to talk to them about the program!

1 comment:

Beth said...

You didn't seem like a wreck at all! You spoke very well and definitely seemed to hit all the major talking points. And you looked great. There was only that one shot that swooped up from behind where it looked like you might be pregnant.

I would never be able to do something like that... just thinking about it makes my cheeks get all hot.