{How To} Prepare for a TV Appearance – Part 2 – Prep Mistakes I Made

How To Prepare For A TV Appearance Part 2 Prep Mistakes I Made

I admit, I made some mistakes.

Remember my sheer excitement last week over the invitation to appear on TV?
Well even a planner and preparer such as myself can get a little over zealous.

I bought 3 dresses. Well, that may be a little overkill. At least I will wear them to work, church and other places, so it is okay. What I did do AFTER I went shopping was to start watching the show daily. And second-guess my decisions. I suppose that is a normal thing to do on such an exciting occasion as your first time on TV. I see people breaking the rules on there daily – and they seem to work out just fine. I see ladies wearing statement necklaces daily. Thank GOD! Those are a staple in my wardrobe and I may feel a little less spunky without mine. I saw a lady wear a white suit – we are talking head-to-toe white. And she was beautiful on camera. Although I won’t wear white – I feel like I need a little “color”. I have seen patterns and prints, all working beautifully. So you may see me in one of those lovely new dresses or you may see me in my favorite Old Navy Eyelet dress right out of my closet. I have 3 outfit options in mind. I will take them all and see what feels right the day of the appearance.

You know it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind….

About the makeup. I bought a bunch of makeup. On 2 different visits to Ulta. On the second, I went back to replenish my daily staples. Yes I want to look great on camera. But what I have been doing works for me. I added a couple of new products, but overall, I will keep with my routine. Remember the false lash mascara. Hated it. I guess I don’t need length but volume. So I went right back to my true mascara love, Loreal Paris Voluminous. I have light colored eyes an feel that they get lost without the right mascara. And my eyes water daily. So I got the waterproof version. Tried a bronzer. Not really that impressed. I think I will self-tan before I leave home to travel to Birmingham.

I jumped on the advice bandwagon a little too soon.
The lessons I pass onto you if you are ever in a similar situation:
Stick with what works for you.
Try new things before the day of your appearance just in case they don’t work so well.
Relax and be yourself. You are chosen for a reason.

Next week I will delve into Part 3 – On The Show.
I will share with you my thoughts and experiences on air.
And of course, any tips I learn after my appearance.

P.S. TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!

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It will be airing on Birmingham’s ABC 33/40 on Talk of Alabama
with Nicole Allshouse and Ebony Hall  TODAY!!!!.

You can watch it live online July 7 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CST here:
ABC 33/40 Live Streaming Newscast

or you can watch our segment here afterward:
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Ever wonder what my Southern accent sounds like?
Wanna see my bestie and biz partner Jennifer Lee and I sweat it out on TV?
TODAY is your chance to find out!

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{How To} Prepare for a TV Appearance – Part 1 – Before The Show

What-Wear-TV

I have accepted the invitation, booked the hotel, planned the road trip with my bestie.

NOW WHAT?

I am a plotter and a planner and a researcher at heart.
A little bit of an introvert….

Can you identify?

I googled “What to wear on tv”

I got all kinds of lovely advice:
Don’t wear black, white or red.
Don’t wear statement necklaces.
Don’t wear dangly earrings.
Don’t wear pattens.
Don’t look at the camera unless told to do so.
Speak louder and with more energy but don’t yell.
Wear makeup.
Use powder to eliminate shine.

My favorite:
When you are on TV, you are not giving a public speech. You are having an engaging
conversation with one or two people.  Don’t think about the audience; instead focus on the one person you are talking to at that moment. Since you talk to one person at a time all day long anyway, there is no reason to be nervous.

(source: http://www.newhaven.edu/255913.pdf)

So I headed to the and found 3 dresses that would be lovely for tv.
Two Royal Blue ones and a Radiant Orchid one from Belk. ON SALE. SCORE!

Calvin Klein Blue Dress
The front-runner, this Calvin Klein Dress….

Lilly Pulitzer Kat Kitten HeelsOn my way to the car I found the most perfect Pink Lilly Pulitzer Bow Kitten Heels.
ON SALE at Dillard’s for 40% off. Could not pass them up. LOVE!

Sassy Jones Boutique McKenzie Necklace

And this stunning statement necklace from Sassy Jones Boutique.

Kate Spade Holly Street Ashton Giverny Blue Bag

And I think I will carry my favorite Kate Spade Holly Street Ashton Giverny Blue Bag.

Back to makeup…

Honey, no respectable Southern lady
leaves the house without makeup.

But what kind of makeup do I wear? Are there any tips or tricks? Back to google search…

I found this lovely youtube video from a tv newscaster and beauty blogger, Emily Noel.

I learned alot and felt more confident…

Now I need a trip to the makeup mecca – ULTA.
I could spend hours and hours in that store.
Headed to Ulta with new tips in hand, I purchased several products.
False lashes and I are not friends. I wanted to purchase a mascara that mimics the look.
False Lash Mascara – check.
Non-Shiny Bronzer – check.
Perfect nail and toenail polish – check.
I was feeling confident.

Next week I will share with you part 2,
the mistakes I made along the way,
so that you can avoid them…

Have any good tips or stories from your appearance on TV?
Comment below. We would love to hear them!

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 Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.
Read Part 2 Here.