Monday, August 22, 2011

Tip of the Month: Umbrellas

Today's tip is in honour of our current weather, which is rain, rain, rain!

When it's raining, if you can't find shade or an indoor place to conduct an interview, you're going to have to stand in the rain.  SANS umbrella.  Umbrellas add unflattering shade and filter the light shining on your face and head.  Even if the cameraman has a light, it can be reflected badly by the colour of your parasol.

Make sure your hair is styled to withstand the rain and resulting frizziness.  Ladies, wear waterproof makeup!  No powder - the streaks will look like you're crying.

For more tips on how to do well in interviews, contact me.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Up and About

Waking up early has been successfully ingrained in me.  I love waking up at 6:45 a.m.  Being up before 7 feels like I've already accomplished a goal, first thing in the morning!  The air is clean, the world is quiet.  It's a great feeling.

To be up that early, ideally I'm in bed by 10 p.m. because it takes me about 20 min. to half an hour to get to sleep.  Lately I've been falling asleep at about 11 or 11:30, so this week I've managed to get up at 7, no earlier.  I look back to 6 years ago, when I would be awake no earlier than 10.  And that was a struggle for me back then.  Now I can't imagine it any other way.