Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Me on the TV


It's actually harder to do well in TV interviews than I had expected - definitely harder than newspaper or magazine interviews. The thing is... the reporter would interview you for 2 hours and only take 1 to 3 minutes of it for broadcast. So, if you want to do well, you would have to make sure every single word you utter out in that 2 hours has some impact - and that's really difficult. And on top of that, you need to pronounce every word really clearly - more clear than what you do in everyday conversations - to get a good effect. It's really not easy. Now I'm having a lot more respect for those people who need to appear on TV regularly.

So this is 9th month since Puri! was out - I'm not filthy stinking rich yet, but I've made a good impact already. At least I've transformed myself from a nobody to a very minor somebody :-)

A lot of Hong Kongers still hold a very pessimistic or even a condescending attitude on the tech industry on the whole. So I fully expect a lot of Financial Report/Money Report viewers are looking down on this Martin Kou character as some kind of high tech beggar. Public opinion on the tech industry won't be changing significantly for a while - but, we'll see.