Thankfully, I am not famous because I am kinda a disaster with interviews.
Case in point: Here is my TrueScrap 6 interview with Lain. I knew I would be a mess, so I chose to look ridiculous as well. I am pretty sure I talked about Pride and Prejudice spin offs and Murder She Wrote more than scrapbooking. Woops.
I did one with Noell Hyman for Paper Clipping. I actually made notes for this one. I even wrote down how Stacy Julian and Stephanie Howell had effected my scrapbooking over the years. AND then they were guests, too! I had NO idea. Did I say my nice things? Nope. I did answer a question and in the process forgot the question. And then when I got a chance to recommend my favorite new scrapbooking item, I talked about something not scrapbookie. Even though I had written down gold mist and circled it 15 times in my notes. EVEN THOUGH.
But what I do like to do is to teach classes. I went to school to be a teacher. I homeschool my kids. I love learning. And I really like teaching. And I hope I am a much better teacher than interviewee. (It would be hard to be worse....)
I think this is my 4th or 5th True Scrap event where I get to teach and it starts tomorrow!
Here is one of the things I really like about how True Scrap works: The class is 30-45 minutes long. It is pre-recorded and runs at the assigned hour. Lain Ehmann hosts/moderates all the classes. The teacher for each class logs on and participates with the students in a chat that runs during the class and just to the side of the video playing. This is cool because I can answer real time questions for the students and hear their feedback as things happen. Perfect for someone who missed a step to ask about it or to find out where I got my paper trimmer, etc.
This immediate feedback is really great for the teacher, too. I totally get a chance to watch and realize, no one needs to see me cut out 10 circles. Skip that on the next video.
Plus, the classroom chat during and after the classes gives me the feeling of community without having to pack up all my stuff and go to a retreat. (Those are great, but the packing up the stuff....ugh, I take EVERYTHING.)
The classes are 1 day and start tomorrow: Saturday October 18th.
Usually, the classes as they happen are recorded and can be viewed later if you can't set aside a Saturday to watch all of the classes live. It is also handy in case you missed a tip or technique you want to re-see.
My class is called "Saw This, Made That." It is about turning my Pinterest obsession into a means of inspiration for my scrapbook pages. That photo is a promotional one to advertise my class. The veins were seriously popping out of my neck because that tray was so heavy. OH, if you think I am bad in interviews....I am the worst at promotional photos. Just ask yourself why I cropped my eyes out. (Hint - think Zombie eyes).