Sunday, July 12, 2009

Asthma TV News Spot


The video above is a local TV news spot that I did on Monday, May 18th, 2009 for the 5 o'clock newscast. This is a great opportunity I was given by the hospital. I think this figures out to be once every other month for me. Today's topic was asthma. It's been kind of frustrating for me, because on three other occasions, I was scheduled to be on, but for whatever reason, the segment was cancelled. So, that's why I really didn't mention things beforehand.

Last weekend, as I have done on three other occasions, I went through my slides that I was going to present. I rehearsed the pace at I was going to speak (I tend to talk fast when I get nervous) and rehearsed the inflections (I did not want to sound monotone), and of course, I rehearsed the content of the slides.

I thought that my almost 100 shows on live internet radio would prepare me for live TV. I was wrong. There were three cameras there and I got flustered as to which one I was supposed to talk in to - or was I supposed to talk to the camera - maybe just to the anchor.

It went by so fast. I really don't know what happened until the end. As I left the studio, everything felt ok. I mean I got all the content out there and I thought that I didn't talk too, too fast. Initial feedback has been positive. But, there are those "wise guy" people out there who said I looked fat or looked like I gained a lot of weight since they saw me previously. I guess you're gonna get that type of feedback. And, I guess maybe I could wear a darker color the next time - But, I like my red shirt!

Anyway, I post this for your curiosity. Feel free to leave comments below. I have to check my calendar the next time for when I have my next appearance. This was definitely a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to my next health segment on local TV news! (Originally posted 5/18/2009)

22 comments:

Girl007 said...

I saw the segment, and I thought you did a great job. Don't pay attention to snide comments you say you've heard. Some people thrive on being negative for no good reason. You looked and sounded great!

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I thought you did a magnificent job and came across very professional. You enunciated clearly and spoke very well and knowledgeable. If you were nervous, I definitely could NOT tell! Nice job.

Brandice said...

You did GREAT!! :)

Dr. A said...

Hey Thanks G007, CWM, & Brandice. I really appreciate it!

rlbates said...

Nice job!

Dr. A said...

Thanks Ramona!

Anonymous said...

Great job skeleton key!!! You did awesome! :-)

Kat

Sean said...

Way to go Doc A. You did well! I used to do 'lunchtime fitness tips' for a local station years ago when I lived in Indiana.
The segment you do does seem to go by in a blink of an eye. What you rehearse never actually makes it on the segment!
Heh heh.
Congrats on the debut!

Health Psych said...

A great job, Dr. A. Didn't come across nervous at all. Will Oprah be replacing Dr. Oz with you? *wink*

Don't worry about the detractors - a case of 'tall poppy syndrome' perhaps?

HP

Anonymous said...

I thought you were awesome!! It was very informative and you seemed very relaxed and comfortable. Those "wise guy" people obviously need to have their eyes checked or get new prescription glasses. Idiots.
Pay them no mind.

-Joanne

James said...

Hey there, great job! You sound very authoratative. And we've finally learned the identity of Dr. Anonymous!

Muddy said...

You did a great job! Thanks for sharing the video.

just me said...

Not a "wise guy"..but I know red colour tends to make anyone look bigger, wear a dark colour with a red tie, next time, since you like red?

Ares Vista said...

I've been wheezing and feeling short of breath lately. My first thought was asthma, but I never had it as a child or young adult. Is asthma something you can develop?

Parlancheq said...

Good segment, I thought. But I was surprised to learn your name is not really Dr. Anonymous. ;)

OHN said...

You are a natural!! Loved the red--you are a cutie patootie no matter what you wear :)

You were clear, answered the questions well, and just did a great job in general!

I smell a Dr. A show-primetime- on NBC soon ;)

Dragonfly said...

I thought it was awesome. Not sure whether it is swine flu or the recession bringing out the trolls. Enjoy your break anyways.

JRS Medical said...

Thanks to the red shirt, people will easily remember you. You did...pretty good. Next time will be better. Trust me, it takes a while getting used to TV cameras. The first time is the hardest.

Keep up with the great blog posts and btw, how did this post get stamped with June 30th, 2009, did you post this in the future?

Leslie
http://www.jrsmedical.com

Dr. Jennifer Shu said...

Great smile! You seemed very comfortable. If you're interested in honing your "craft" you may want to consider the annual Medical Communications Conference sponsored by AMA and NAMC. I think the next one is April 2010 in Atlanta. It's a great meeting for health reporters, journalists etc. with or without medical training.

Lame New Year said...

Good Show, Dr. A! Thanks for sharing! Will keep checking on your rise to stardom.

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Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing more.

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Actually it was great! :)