Good Earth Plant Company had the opportunity this week to appear on San Diego 6 Morning News with anchor Heather Myers to talk about toxins lurking in the air in our indoor environments, and how adding plants can help clean the air and improve both your physical and mental health.
Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it?
If you missed it, you can check it out here:
Those few minutes on TV are precious and we don’t want to waste a second of it. For every interview like mine you see, there is a ton of preparation. First of all, when you see us at 7:30 a.m. waving to the camera, we had been up and working since 6 a.m. Thanks to help from Celso on the Good Earth Plant Company staff, we filled one of our trucks with a large and varied selection of plants that thrive indoors, all types and all sizes, and took them just a few blocks to the station which is really our neighbor in Kearny Mesa.
We learned when we arrived we would get to conduct the interview in the station’s outdoor patio area, since it wasn’t raining as expected earlier. We got to work using our best design skills to put up a display that gave viewers at home a good look at all of the different plant types.
The orchid was a last minute addition, and I’m so glad we brought it because it ended up playing a starring role.
So our set looked great (but I’d love to get your feedback when you watch the video). Now I needed to focus and make sure I communicated all of the important information I had to share in just three minutes! It really is a challenge. The San Diego 6 team makes it easy, they are welcoming and friendly. Heather was great – she was smart and checking the Good Earth Plants logo on one of our new company shirts I was wearing to make sure she got it right. She did!
Like so many situations in life, you feel like you wait forever – and then it’s all over. Thanks to everyone on our team, the visual elements got an A-plus, and I managed to make pretty good sense. Did you notice that I mentioned the fern plant? Using the word “Fern” was a code word for a friend, a fun little part of the interview.