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Can I get some vibes? (Nervous!)

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, this shouldn't be a big deal, but I'm really nervous about a press conference I have to go to this afternoon, so you could possibly spare some vibes?

I'm mostly nervous because this means acting like a "real" reporter, being aggressive and actually asking intelligent questions in front of a bunch of other local media types. This is the part of my job I hate the most, because I'm basically a pretty shy person. I do fine interviewing people one-on-one, but I hate this kind of thing.

Thanks everybody.
post #2 of 23
I'll temporarily overcome my jealousy and offer you some vibes
post #3 of 23
Yes! Many vibes to help you overcome your nervousness!!
post #4 of 23
vibes from va!!
post #5 of 23
My thoughts and prayers are with you! Good luck!
post #6 of 23
You'll do great!! lots of aggressive and intelligent question vibes coming your way!
post #7 of 23
you go sock it to 'em
post #8 of 23
***********Good vibes comin' your way************* I'm sure you're gonna do great!
post #9 of 23
Sending you tons of good vibes for tomorrow!!
post #10 of 23
Go get 'em! Walk in there like you're the next Helen Thomas, by golly!
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Awww, thanks guys. I really shouldn't be this nervous. Two hours and counting, not that I'm watching the clock or anything.
post #12 of 23
You'll do great!

And if it makes you feel any better, judging from the press conferences I've seen (both national and local), you apparently don't have to be intelligent at these things. So I know you've got a leg up on 3/4 of the reporters!
post #13 of 23
Best of Luck Eileen...You'll do GREAT
post #14 of 23
Good vibes coming that way.

Funny, as a fellow reporter I've always thought press conferences are a lot easier than real interviews. You don't have to actually be prepared or have anything intelligent to ask. You can always settle for what they're telling you themselves or what other reporters ask.

Just follow what's going on and ask a question only if one pops in to mind. Relax.
post #15 of 23
Good luck!!
post #16 of 23
Vibes are heading your way, but I'm sure you'll do fine, Eileen!
post #17 of 23
Lotsa vibes, Eileen! You'll be fine.
post #18 of 23
Sending many vibes for you Eileen..I'm sure you'll be great!
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryn View Post
Good vibes coming that way.

Funny, as a fellow reporter I've always thought press conferences are a lot easier than real interviews. You don't have to actually be prepared or have anything intelligent to ask. You can always settle for what they're telling you themselves or what other reporters ask.

Just follow what's going on and ask a question only if one pops in to mind. Relax.

Thanks. It is nice not having to be prepared like I would for a regular interview. Guess I'm feeling more pressured than usual to ask intelligent questions because the press conference is being held in the building where I work and there's going to be a lot people (non media types) there I know, just observing.

Honestly, I'm really hoping another reporter asks what I need to, so I don't have to speak up. I'm no good at this!
post #20 of 23
I always get nervous

Someone once told me a trick to overcome it, and I will be honest it did work!

You have to look at the person ie who you are asking questions and imagine them naked or on the toilet!!!!!!! hee hee I promise you it will calm your nerves!

Good Luck
post #21 of 23
Eileen, you will outdo yourself! You'll see!
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, here's me being humble and embarassed.
Would you believe I missed the press conference? I thought it was at 3:30, but it actually started at 2:30. To make it even worse, it was being held just one floor down from my office, so I had no excuse for not being there. It actually worked out for the best, though, because the person holding the press conference was still in the building and I got to sit down with her for a one-on-on interview.

So, you sure came through with those vibes and thing worked out great. Thanks for all your support and enouragement. You guys are the best!
post #23 of 23
Oh Eileen! That's hilarious! Oh no, I can't believe you got the time wrong - but you're right, it turned out great that you got an "exclusive" with her. How much better is that?!
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