We were then warmly greeted by Stephanie Benson, the Sr. Producer of Studio 5, whom I had been in contact with over the past many months. It was neat to finally put a face to her name. She was SO nice and really put me at ease.
Next, Stephanie’s sweet assistant led me back to the studio and graciously helped me get set up. Then Stephanie came back in after everything was ready and took pictures of the crafts for the website and gave me a few really quick pointers.
Now back to the studio, I was able to very briefly meet Brooke Walker (the Host and Executive Producer-so cool!) before she dashed off to start the show. Then I went back to the guest seating area and watched on the big screen with my husband, while the first segment of the day (The 10 Pound Challenge) was taped. Before that segment ended, I was pulled in by the page, who put me in place and told me that Brooke would start walking my way mid-sentence at the end of the previous segment and we’d start right into mine.
This was the point where I had to take a few quick, deep breaths (to calm my nerves) and pinch myself. This was for real!
The cameras moved, focused in on us, and we were rolling!
Meanwhile, Becky Low was setting up her food demonstration for a very tasty-looking Beefy Skillet Dinner about 15 feet to the right of us. About eight minutes and three fun crafts later, it was all over!
Here’s the full-length clip of my segments on the show, if you care to watch. After we finished, I packed up my things and we were out of there before 11:30 am! It was such a whirlwind, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. There’s definitely room for improvement, but overall, not too shabby for my first TV appearance, taped as if it were live, with very little previous instruction. Apparently the word “fun” is so fun to say. 🙂
It was a great learning/growing experience and something that I would have never dreamed I’d do a few years ago, before the beginning of my blog.