Its all over and this was great! I loved how much I was challenged last week to respond this week and make my final project be a good one. I really felt my relationship with Adam,Cory and Robb really improved during my time here and I was able to have success with these guys!
Adam throughout my time mentioned how we were many hats here and I defiantly wore a few hats (DJ,Spotlight Operator etc) On Monday at 12:06 I was told my feature ( supposed to be Wednesday) was happening at 12:45 and we had to literally set the scene up change it on the fly and get everything ready in lightning time… I was not ready for that and felt pretty blindsided by the communications manager lady. I was really fortunate to have Adam and Cory with me who were huge in doing our best for this with no notice. I didn’t have any time to be upset or mad and we just went for it! The motto that ive had throughout the entire two years has been a little cliche but “no matter what find a way” that was valuable in this instance.
Adam after the sit down was over told me how talented I was at interviewing people and that was a compliment that meant a lot to me under the rushed circumstances. This feature took over two weeks to plan and execute but in the end I think you (Lisa) will be happy with how I did this and the details I put into it.
I really improved my stand ups over this month and feel coming back to school some of my live stuff will be really solid. Cory really worked with me on these and was always offering me advice helping me clean things up little tips and everything in between. I learned that I actually do them best when I dont bring a notepad or piece of paper with info into the area so im not tempted to look at it.
Takeaways: This is not a radio practicum whatsoever, for Future RTBN’s this is only TV or BN no question about it. You will be handed a lot of stuff right away and need to be ready to go off the hop. This team is very open and happy to help but you have to be so on Q.. I was taking back by that at the start. Be open-minded I did a few tasks that were ones I didnt expect to do.
I would recommend this practicum! Without further due this is my final feature with a Top 3 prospect for next years NHL Draft… Seeyou all soon! https://tigershockey.com/video/sit-down-with-cole-sillinger
- Ryder Mckay