|"As exciting as all of this is, you will lose your shit |
when I tell you about the light show."
Certainly what the figure skating faniverse is dying to see is a photo of an event director explaining basic tech eight months in advance of an event Russia managed to produce in four weeks. It's no wonder the media above is on their toes, drinking in every word. They're as mesmerized by the whole process as we are, as Barb is. Barb's enthusiasm is always endearing. I'm in media! Look - it's real! Lighting equipment! Wiring stuff! Clip-on mikes*. Recording devices! Real reporters - they've got sunglasses on their heads and "breaking news' facial expressions! They're wearing windbreakers and everything!
And that's not all from Skate Canada:
Did you know that 25+ tv cameras** will be installed @JLC for the #FSWorlds13 the event will be broadcast to over 160million ppl worldwide!
|gif credit: Its-Delovely|
The fact that a Communications Director finds television cameras pr-worthy suggests she's every bit as good at media as Debbi is at business development and William Thompson at diplomacy. The only shortcoming is she keeps [attempting to] communicating that Skate Canada is this exciting, high level type enterprise managing urgent business without actually keeping in the forefront the organization's purpose, which is figure skating and figure skaters. Perhaps she and Debbi & Co. are under the impression the public cares as little about that part as they do.
*Wait, no, in Canada they like those big phallic things that say "important media personality."
**That number feels low to me.