Today sees me chatting with the delightful Carmen from the Tapgurl podcast. We talked about the book, TNNA, Queen Street and more. Thanks for a great interview, Carmen! If you’re a listener, you can post your comments below for a chance to win a copy of Big Foot Knits!
This was the first podcast I’d ever done, and to say I was nervous is a bit of an understatement. Knowing that Carmen wanted to talk about the book was a big help, but I wondered if I really had a ton of entertaining stuff to actually say! It’s one thing to talk to a live person, you can see their reaction, but an unseen future audience is another thing entirely.
I practiced for this, which took me right back to my theatre days. I had friends send me questions, I even did a mock interview with Lindsey Stephens, which was a huge help. I had notecards of all the points I wanted to talk about, just in case I drew a blank, but I was nervous and worried that I wouldn’t “do good interview”.
I don’t think I’ve “heard” my voice in many years – how would I sound? Would what I say make sense? Am I boring and monotone? Do I actually have a clue about knitting, or would it sound like I was talking out of my arse? Would I remember not to swear? I swear a lot – this was a big concern. The panic was really setting in by the time the interview rolled around.
I think I did ok, though. I know we laughed a lot, which is a good sign. We just chatted, very naturally, and my panic subsided. We talked and laughed for over 40 minutes, and really it was just like any other skype chat. I really enjoyed myself!
So, lesson learned, it’s all about a little preparation, letting my love of knitting come to the fore, and relaxing.
However it turned out, I know that I had fun, that Carmen was a delight to talk to and that I think I conducted myself in a professional manner. Can’t wait for the next one!
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