I hope none of you sat glued to your tv sets on Friday morning! As scheduled, SU Founder Shelli Gardner was on The Today Show. However, the segment was way too short! How disappointing! I can only imagine all of the work she did, preparations she made, and adrenaline she expended …. all for a segment lasting less than 2 minutes and the chance to speak for only a few seconds.
Her recap of the experience, as posted on her blog (here) follows:
"Today Was Today
So, did you see me? It was short and sweet, but it was a great opportunity.
We kind of hoped and expected a little bit longer segment, but we know television well enough to not be surprised when it turned out to be so brief. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get to say nearly as much as IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d hoped (who ever does on national television, right?), but I enjoyed the experience. And maybe weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve planted seeds for a future appearance where we can share more about what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all doing.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve mentioned the goody bags that we gave everyone (the hosts, producers, etc.). I planned on showing photos of the projects today after things calmed down a bit, but I completely forgot to bring the cord that allows me to download photos from my camera to computer, so now youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have to wait a couple of more days. Suffice it to sayÃ¢â‚¬â€they turned out great! I was pleased. . .
The producer mentioned that we were the only ones whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d brought goody bags this year. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure whether he meant the ENTIRE year (which I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hardly believe) or whether he meant those who appeared this year in association with the holiday drive. We didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get to give the goody bags to the hosts in person, but they were delivered before our segment, because both Kathy Lee and Hoda thanked us for them. We included cards, stamps, a pad, and some Utah productsÃ¢â‚¬â€you can see it all on Sunday night!
Now IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m off to relax a little, since I must admit I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sleep very well last night! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice to have it over with now and be able to enjoy a short but sweet New York City holiday moment."
Have you seen the segment? If not, click HERE to check it out…. and then come back & tell me what you think…..
Are you back? Okay, now, don't you think she got gyped? And aren't you impressed with her tactful description of the experience?