My Gig as a Television Host

For grins and giggles, here’s a couple photos of me hosting an interview segment for the television show, Mastering Business Communications. It’s a monthly show which airs on cable networks in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The show was recorded on February 19, 2013.

These are also the only photos in existence of me with a beard.

David Keener, Television Host

Hosting "Mastering Business Communications"

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Orphan Black – A Clone is Never Alone

Orphan Black, Season 1 I just binged on Orphan Black (Season 1 – 10 episodes), an awesome TV show about a streetwise hustler who discovers that she’s one of an unknown number of clones.

Who’s behind this experiment? What do they want? Who’s watching them? Who’s trying to kill them? Excellent use of a science fiction premise for a very down-to-earth thriller with lots of twists and turns. Highly recommended!

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What’s Your Dream?

This is a picture of me taken yesterday at Comcast Studio in Reston, VA. About 5 seconds after this picture was taken, I delivered a 6-minute, one-take motivational speech called “What’s Your Dream?” for a segment of the television show, Mastering Business Communications.

David Keener at Comcast Studio

And I nailed it.

Totally.

I only found out last Friday that I’d be doing the segment. I’d been listed as the tertiary backup, but both of the people in front of me got cold feet about appearing on television.

Unfortunately, my supremely busy schedule and the short notice made it difficult to find the time to write and then practice the speech. So I burned a vacation day at my day job, and took Wednesday off. I completed writing the speech by 10:00 AM. Then I practiced it 30 or 40 times that day. I got to the studio early, and practiced it twice in the actual studio &mash; once without an audience, and once with a couple of my friends watching me.

When it came time to do it on camera, I was ready.

The new episode of Mastering Business Communications will be televised in VA on both the Comcast and Verizon cable networks. It will appear on TV sometime next week, and is currently available on Vimeo (I’m at the 9:15 mark in the episode).

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