This is another post in my Live on the Inside series where I share my latest appearances. This time I am sitting down with Marilyn Shannon and her co-host Amnon of The Breaking Free Show.
I know I tell you that to me every interview is special. And I truly Mean it. However, there are certain hosts and occasions that are more special.
The thing that makes this interview one of those more special is because its video. It was broadcast live on youtube. Obviously I need to do more to get more people to watch it thus blog posts like this one. 🙂
Pre Interview Ritual
As a matter of fact this is the first time I have done an interview where the producer wanted me there early to do a sound and lighting check. And I’ll be honest enough to admit that this made me nervous.
I went through my usual routine of showering, shaving, brushing teeth, and putting on the best of my clean clothes. I hooked up my headset microphone and checked the audio level. I brewed a cup of hot tea and waited for the call.
I should mention that I do all of this even when I know the call will be just audio. It helps get me in the right frame of mind. Also, having something to do can keep you from getting to excited or nervous. And for me its about treating the event with the respect it deserves. I know I could do the show in my underwear, but it would feel wrong.
Checking Lighting And Sound
So, Amnon called and helped me go through the equipment check. He mentioned that the light was only on one side of me. I told him that was because the light came from a ceiling fan and no matter where I sat in the room the light would not be centered on me.
He eventually helped me to understand how to sit and hold my head to get the best lighting. I will admit that it wasn’t a comfortable position and may have distracted me a little during our conversation.
Amnon said not to worry because my lighting was better than a lot that he deals with. I took my usual approach to life and told him well if it ain’t good enough there is nothing we can do about it now. To which he laughed and agreed.
Eventually, I got on with Marilyn and we had a great talk. We talked about my books and she asked some great questions.
I don’t want to give it all away otherwise you won’t watch the video. 😉 However, I want to talk about one thing that did happen because its a great lesson and it proves my approach works.
I Always Ask For More Opportunities
During the pre-show check with Amnon I told him that I noticed he had several shows on the network and asked if there were any others I’d be good for. He said yes he does a current affairs program that I would be perfect for. We are currently working on a time and date to make that happen.
Well, naturally Amnon told Marilyn about this prior to our interview and she was really impressed that I don’t just talk about asking for what I want and need but actually live it.
She made a special point to mention this during the show. She then went one step further and invited me to submit a chapter for a book she is working on about how men find their spiritual center.
I have been working with her, and I can tell you its going to be a great article and an awesome book because she is really pushing me hard.
I truly believe that we have to ask for what we want in life. This could mean asking a friend for help or asking a stranger to be a guest on their show. It could be asking God or the universe to provide your needs. It could be thinking to yourself or talking out loud about taking steps to get to your next level. It all comes down to putting your wants and needs out there. And that’s why I wanted to mention this one point before giving you the links to watch our interview.
Below you will find two ways to watch. The first is an embedded video that you can watch without leaving my website. The second is a direct link that when clicked takes you to Marilyn’s page. It has the advantages of your being able to subscribe to her shows as well as being able to download the video if you like. Something I have already done as this one is going in my vault. 😀
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Marilyn Shannon is an experienced facilitator, superior court mediator, consultant, life/business coach, speaker, online international TV/Radio host and the Founder of Women’s Power Networking. As a speaker Marilyn is motivational and inspirational. Marilyn focuses her talks and workshops on communication, leadership, listening, personal growth and personal freedom and has facilitated large and small group meetings and workshops. Marilyn is known as “the listener”. Marilyn’s demeanor as a show host and speaker is warm and inviting. Her audiences feel engaged and inspired.
Marilyn’s involvement in many mediation programs led to “Dialogue” her private coaching practice where she specializes in working with children, teens, families, couples, individuals and businesses.
Marilyn will soon release two books. One is about conflict and finding peace and her other book is dedicated to men and their new emotional and creative journey.
In Marilyn’s previous life she taught special education in the public school system, owned a furniture store for many years, was a marketing and advertising representative in both print and television. Marilyn holds a degree in Communications and Public Address from Syracuse University and is a wife, mother of 5 and Landon, Liev and Nolan’s grandma.
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Sharing Is Caring
I am really blessed to be able to share my story. But I couldn’t do it without people like Marilyn and her team Amnon and Chris. The best way I know to thank them is to ask people to tune in to the show. So please help me say thank you by making this episode the most watched and downloaded one ever.
So, please click on the link and watch a few minutes. I believe that once you start listening, you will find something in our talk that will inspire, motivate, educate, or entertain you.
Whether you have time to watch or listen, please click those sharing buttons. Forward this post or the video link to your friends, family, coworkers, and online communities. Heck, you can even share it with people you don’t like. 🙂
I also want to remember to thank you. As my dad said often a one man band doesn’t play too loudly for too long. Your love and support are appreciated just as much as your visits to my site.
I know we are all so busy these days. You have lots of demands on your time, yet you choose to spend some of it with me. I really appreciate that.
I do look forward to hearing from you. I can’t wait to hear the comments about my first live youtube interview. And I hope you know I’m here for you my friends.
Until next time thanks and take care out there, Max