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Unsuccessfully on CNN…

March 16, 2010 7:43 pm | No Comments

Today, I was unsuccessfully on CNN. Even in 2010, you really can’t trust technology!

Via Skype, the producer and I were able to set things up. But when I was on air and tried to talk, something went terribly wrong. They never did figure out the problem. My name was mentioned and there was a bit of information about me noted before they moved on.

I was incredibly nervous. I swear you could see my heart beating out of my chest. But, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I couldn’t turn down. I also got to know a great producer and my name was mentioned on a TV station available across the US.

Despite all the problems, I really appreciated the opportunity and the support from all my friends and contacts.

Still not sure that social media is powerful?

Through social media, I was offered a job with Come Recommended. I also used my blog and Twitter to support my application for the internship and Founder’s Award with Fahlgren Mortine.

And, CNN wants to talk to me about it on Newsroom AM with Tony Harris. It relates to a story about finding jobs through Twitter.

So, if you get a chance, tune in to CNN tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. on Newsroom AM. I will be interviewed via Skype.

I hope I can share my story and help others!!


Rachel M. Esterline works in public relations and marketing communications. Her blog, ExPRessions, contains her musings about PR, marketing, career and professional development, Gen Y issues, personal branding and more. Rachel also does freelance consulting and writing. She is originally from Genesee, Mich., and will graduate from Central Michigan University in May 2010.