As some of you may know I was the featured psychology author/therapist on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The book was entitled When Parents Love Too Much and the show was called Unwanted Advice. Quite a memorable day to say the least.
The following short audio clip from that show illustrates what happens when you are prepared…
The show was nearing the end but I had no idea because I was focusing on working with the clients onstage and responding to Oprah’s questions. At the moment you are about to hear an audience member asked me: “How do we know when we are giving good advice?”
In preparing for the show the night before I had actually predicted and pondered this type of question even though I had no idea it would be asked.
You will hear that I began my answer in a somewhat casual way, when Oprah interrupted me and said, “Brief” (she knew the show was seconds from ending) I took her cue and nailed the response quickly, clearly and “briefly”. It was only later that I realized my preparation allowed me to make the most important “closing” of my career .. . there are no second takes on live TV in front of millions of viewers.
Take a listen. (I included another small exchange before the “closing” answer to give you a sense of my dialog with Oprah.[audio:http://www.masteringonlinemarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OprahClipMarch2012.mp3|titles=OprahClipMarch2012]