Many of you already know that I auditioned to be a financial expert for the W Network. I was driving to work one day and Fiona called me to tell me that she heard on the radio that the W Network was holding an open call for people to submit a two minute video explaining why they should be the network’s next expert host (on whatever they were an expert on). I decided, “what the heck” and recruited my friend Andy to help me create an audition video. Well, of the 400 people who sent in a video I was selected as part of the Top 20 Semi-Finalists (thanks to everyone who voted and left comments!).
The Next Challenge Is Complete!
The next stage in the challenge was to be assigned a surprise task by the W Network and to have it filmed by one of their crews. My task was to walk around with a sandwich board that read “Free $$$ Advice” in a parking lot and try to get people to ask me questions (and to try and answer them). It certainly was a challenge as the trick was to answer in a way that pure lay-people would appreciate, and to do it without skipping a beat. If I had time to think about my answers, they certainly would’ve been different, but all things considered it went very well and I think the challenge was designed more to see how I would be on-camera.
Round Two Of Voting
Unfortunately, the second video was posted in mid-December and I didn’t get around to promoting it in time for you to all see it – the second round of voting has ended! The final winners will be announced on January 9th. Wish me luck!