A 3 Hour Internet Radio Interview? I Don't Think So!
Sometimes we miss out on great opportunities because we think we know how something will turn out when really we are way off base. Keeping an open mind, going with the flow can do wonders.
That leads me to tell this story.
So it goes like this... on Saturday I was scheduled to be interviewed "live" on Paradize Radio. I was looking forward to it. It's always a great ego boost doing interviews and this was my second one for the week. I was on a roll! They asked if I would stay on for their 3 hour radio show. I'm thinking 3 hours, I don't think so! I had things to do but knew I could offer an hour of my time to do this. And I knew they would be playing tons of music but thought to myself, am I going to be bored while the songs are playing? Are they going to talk to me or will I stay busy surfing the web?
Oh was I wrong!
The lovely ladies, DJ Kathy and DJ Sexy, did such a great job interviewing me but really it was off air where we were having a blast. We talked and talked and talked. We bonded. We came up with partnership ideas. We laughed. We told stories. We watched Hurricane Gustav makes its way in the Gulf. We harassed one of our GoGirls members via text messaging to tune in if she wanted to hear her song played on the air. This just went on and on. So I decided to stay on for a second hour. They were thrilled. I was too.
So don't always think you know how something will turn out because you could be wrong. This turned into a great experience for me. I ended up with two cool new friends who rock AND I have a new Internet radio partner for GoGirls. DJ Kathy even announced on the air that she wants to get a GoGirls tattoo!
Opportunity. It's everywhere. Keep your mind and eyes wide open!
Copyright © 2008 Madalyn Sklar, IndieMusicCoach
Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She founded IndieMusicCoach and has spent over 12 years working with a wide range of independent musicians all over the world. Her goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder. She is also the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, with a vision of bringing together and empowering musicians from around the world.
Madalyn is available for one-on-one consulting and coaching at affordable prices. Check out http://www.indiemusiccoach.com/ for more info.