My apologies for the absence, my computer was down for a little while, I was connected to the WWW via my Iphone.
Short & simple today ...
When working in Television:
If you take criticisms and feedback's personally, then your not cut out for this job & if you can't or don't provide feedback, your most likely not going to be the producer/director/editor/DOP man or woman you want to be. So speak up! (politely)
At the end of the day, you must separate your work from your personal life. Otherwise, you will lose friends and family along the way.
When you commit to a task, finish it. If you leave something unfinished, someone WILL notice, and that someone will bring it up among others, and you will lose credibility.
Details, details, details... never dismiss little things, as they will have a big impact if not done properly.
Teamwork, teamwork, teamwork... the guest co-coordinator is as important as the floor director ... really! Even though this industry is built on hierarchy, everyone's role is crucial and impacts the outcome of the show, so play it right.
Control, control, control... your attitude, patience, and pace MUST be controlled. When things are hectic, do not lose ground, stay solid, stay focused. This is a skill that is learned, not talent. Must always work on your control.
When you walk into tstudio, I don't care why your not performing at your best, don't tell me your life story, just tell me you will get on the ball right away.
When something goes wrong during a live show, focus on fixing it rather then explaining why it went wrong. Post production meetings are exactly for that reason; to discuss what went wrong and how to improve on it.
If you feel pressured and feel your about to break down, inform your superior. Have them replace you immediately, take a moment outside of the studio and put yourself together. Your action and attitude effects the crew, and most importantly, the guests on the show.