Yesterday I had a great time appearing as a guest on the radio show “Southern Passion Lounge with Chef Amadeus.” Amadeus, the 2012 winner of “Food Network’s Extreme Chef Mexican Showdown” has a lively personality and holds a serious passion for food and cooking. On his radio show he interviews chefs from all around the country; yesterday’s line-up included an interview with Award Winning Professional Chef Robert Mullins from Seattle and yours truly.
When it was my turn, Chef Amadeus and I joked while working through a few technical difficulties on “live” radio. First, I was disconnected and then we heard an echo during the interview. Once we got rolling it was all gravy. Being a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee, I announced that we are currently taking entries for the 2014 James Beard Awards. I explained to listeners how to enter and the specific criteria for nominations in each category of Broadcast and New Media.
I also shared a few insider tips on what producers look for when booking a guest chef for a television appearance. For any guest, sitting for a television interview is one thing, cooking on a show is completely different. A chef is demonstrating how to cook, give instructions and be personable all in five minutes or less. Amadeus definitely has the personality for television, but everyone isn’t that lucky. LOL!
Our 45 minute conversation flew by as I discussed ideas on how chefs can create and execute good content when appearing on TV or for their YouTube channel. One very KEY FACTOR is to make certain you have clear audio, nothing is worse than having poor audio for your audience. And finally, Amadeus and I discussed branding and the importance of chefs building a social media presence when crafting their brand. There was so much more to share but we ran out of time. No worries!
I’ve been invited back, once a month, to give tips and news to on how to get Ready4Air.
So, get your questions ready, stay tuned and catch you next month on the radio.
Here is a clip. My interview is about an hour into yesterdays edition of “Southern Passion Lounge with Chef Amadeus” .
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The company name is Deborah Mitchell Media Associates and the zip code is 10024. Here is the website http://www.deborahmitchellmediaassociates.com/.
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TV/Social Media Producer Debbie Mitchell is an Emmy nominated producer who is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She is currently a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee. If you are interested in “Book Case TV” or are a brand interested in Social TV, blogger outreach campaigns, or a blogger or personality interested in television placement, follow Debbie Mitchell @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com.
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