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  • Changing minds one interview at a time

    Posted by Bruno Behrend on April 11th, 2011 (All posts by )

    Check out my recent appearance on WPWR’s (Channel 50) “Perspective” program yesterday (Sunday). The discussion was around a voucher bill, along with other issues confronting education.

    The Latest News On School Reform and School Vouchers: My50CHICAGO.com

    Of course, with three people defending the existing system, and only one person (me) describing it accurately as failing, it’s not like we don’t have our work cut out for us. You may be interested in the other guests, as they make their conventional case for dumping more money into a failed system. If not, my stint starts at the 11:22 mark.

    As always, constructive critiques are welcome. Being more used to radio, I have to work on my TV persona. Any advice on how to quickly make friends with the first camera shot would be greatly appreciated.

     

    3 Responses to “Changing minds one interview at a time”

    1. Mrs. Davis Says:

      Practice, practice, practice. Find a good coach with a video cam.

    2. Dan from Madison Says:

      Finally found a moment to view it. Pretty good, but here are a few comments that may make it better. For me anyways. I find you to be a bit monotone – a little more voice inflection (not too much, or you won’t seem genuine – like Mrs. Davis said, practice) might make you seem more warm. Also, stay out of the numbers game, the part with the $3000 vs. $9000 voucher made my head spin a bit. Lastly, smile more.

      You are doing the Lord’s work and I admire you for it.

    3. Jack Diederich Says:

      Aye, practice.

      I speak at programming conferences once or twice a year but that isn’t enough to get good. The people who do it best have 100+ performances under their belt. So speak at any venue that will have you, large or small.

      Also, I had to download the video twice because that site has an annoying auto-refresh; much like another website you may have heard of [seriously, I hate the auto-refresh].