Thursday, March 17, 2011
Taking the Initiative: Sarah Palin, Brian Solis, and Mark Burnett - A BlogWorld Expo Encounter
I'm not the biggest Sarah Palin fan but I ended up helping to promote her show, Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC from Mark Burnett, at Blog World Expo 2010.
Brian Solis saw that I was attending the conference, through my tweets, and asked me if I'd help him do an experiment when he did a keynote interview with Mark Burnett on stage. I was happy to help Brian out even after hearing that my participation would end up supporting Sarah Palin.
In a flurry of activity I was brought backstage just before the keynote and given a video to upload to YouTube.
After the video uploaded, it was 2 min. before Brian and Mark would take the stage. I saw that there were TV lights set up, so when Mark Burnett came over to thank me for helping him with his project, I asked him if I could interview him for a moment. He said yes.
I brought them over to the studio lights, asked if we could use them, and turn them on. I had my video camera and was ready to shoot the interview at a moments notice.
We did a quick interview and then off he went onstage.
I only had that one moment, took the initiative, and got a great interview with Mark Burnett.
As seen in Seth Godin's SXSW Pokes PDF.
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