Wednesday was a pretty special day. I shared my story with lots of people, in a couple different settings. First up was a bright and early appearance on Bowflex Breakfast Club, a live show on Facebook hosted by fitness expert (and my buddy) Tom Holland.
We talked for nearly an hour about weight loss and fitness, and while it’s all kind of a blur to me now, I got all sorts of great feedback afterward. Viewers were chiming in with questions and comments, although I couldn’t see them, except for that few that Austin, the Bowflex social media guru who was running the show, highlighted. One of those comments was from my sister-in-law Alexis, who nabbed a picture on her laptop:
And you can still watch it online! Click here to watch it on the Bowflex Facebook page. Nearly 4,000 people have already watched. How cool is that?
So I talked for a hour, had a half-hour break, and then talked for another hour. The second talk was to a group of Nautilus employees at their world headquarters. (Nautilus is the company that owns the Bowflex brand.) Nautilus has a guest speaker series called Wellness Wednesdays, where every couple months or so, they bring in a speaker to talk about some aspect of wellness: physical, emotional, financial, and so on.
I spoke for about a half hour, discussing my history with obesity and weight loss, and explaining how I got involved with stair racing. Then we did a Q&A.
My presentation and the Q&A was recorded, but only for an internal Nautilus website, so employees in other offices around the country can watch. But if you want to check out some of my public speaking, check out this short presentation I did at a blogging conference a couple years ago.
Lastly, a quick note about another upcoming appearance that I first mentioned in my last post. The news story about me on Portland’s KGW (NBC) News at Sunrise has been pushed from Thursday to Friday, February 9th. It’ll air sometime between 5-7am PST.
If you’re not in the Portland area but still up at 5am, you can live-stream the broadcast on the KGW website. Just click on the “Live” button in the upper right corner of the home page. I have no idea if they’ll put the interview on the website afterward or not, but if they do, I’ll be sure to share the link.
Keep it up, David!