Tuesday, 27 October 2009

In Which I Talk in Public

So, yesterday afternoon, our manager got a phone call from a local radio station. They were planning to have a phone-in about Grandparents seeking contact with their Grandchildren, and wanted to know whether we had someone who would be willing to cme on answer a few questions about the legal aspects. Since this falls fair and square into my baliwick, Manager asked me, and I said yes.

Well, actually, I said "um, do have have to? well, okay then, yes" which comes to much the smae thing.

So this morning I found myself sitting at my desk (dressed in my best suit, because obviously you have to look your best on the radio) waiting for the phone call.

I was very nervous, but I think it went alright - apparently I didn't sound as nervous as I felt. I was only on for a couple of minutes (If Andy Warhol was right, I presumably have another 13 minutes of fame still due to me...) but i was left feeling quite chuffed about it, in a 'Wow, I did something in public and didn't make a total hash of it' kind of way.

For anyone who might be interested, I was on 'The Morning Show on BBC Somerset - you can Listen Again here for the next 7 days - my bit is about 44 minutes in (Blink & you'll miss it!)

It was an interesting experience, but I don't think I'd want to be a radio presenter. Far too nerve-wracking.


Dragonsally said...

you didn't sound at all nervous. On the contrary, you came across as knowledgeable, professional and assured.

spacedlaw said...

Good on you.
(and kuddos on the manager who didn't ask you to make him/her a brief so he/she could sound good on radio)

Dragonsally said...

hehe...lawyers unite. You're right Nat, that's what my old bosses would have done.