I have to admit, it was rather exciting being on the other end of the interview. For about 30 minutes, Nedra asked several questions, I responded with several examples of creative ways salons around the country are getting clients in for more services and products. Nedra made me feel important. And when I shared Thai food with friends later, they were reasonably impressed that I’d been interviewed for a prominent, national newspaper.
Of course, like anyone who has ever granted an interview, I thought of several witty comebacks and colorful anecdotes hours later. I started second guessing the answers I did give, and wondering what direction her story would take. Suddenly I understood why so many salon owners end our interviews by saying, “Just make me look good.”
The article was published yesterday. From our 30 minutes, Nedra found two short quotes and a brief anecdote to fit her story. Several of the points I had carefully stressed were absent altogether. But like any good reporter, she extracted from my rambling what best molded her story, weaving in the perspectives of several local salons. And, she did make me look reasonably intelligent!
Here is the link to the article.