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I'm a network field producer who also worked in local tv as a line producer and field producer. Over the years, I have had the great fortune to work with super people. Now I'd like to pass along what I know and rant a tad.

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Maggie L

Maggie L
One of the rare times I'm in the office

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Be Cool

I got a compliment the other day that really made me feel good. We were in a "crash" situation and after it was over (we made slot), the editor said "Thanks for being so calm. That's just what I needed. You were like an ice cube. "

It really took me off guard to know that I could help someone just by not freaking out. But think about it, when you are in a high stress situation, you can either add to that stress or take it down a notch. Think about what you say or do and ask yourself if this will really help things. Sometimes just being quiet-- and running interference-- can help more than constantly asking "Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Is it done yet?"

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