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Bestselling author Carmine Gallo interviewed me about my new book for Forbes. I can't stand watching myself on video so let me know if I did anything embarrassing. The backdrop is my office. I'm probably sitting in that same chair right now.

The interview is here.
 
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Oct 25, 2013
Hmmm...it replaced your wife's name with the symbols for cussing. Interesting...
 
 
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Oct 25, 2013
Also, is !$%*!$ okay with you not wearing a wedding ring? I would think with that hot bod of yours she'd want other chicks to know you are off the market!

And why do you need multiple pairs of scissors on your desk?
 
 
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Oct 25, 2013
Scott, I can see at the beginning of the interview when he opens the book that you have autographed it for him with a lengthy message and a cartoon. So that's what it takes, huh?

I work for 'Cartoonists That Write Books' magazine, and I'd like to schedule an interview with you for this weekend. Please fly out to Dayton Ohio Saturday afternoon. I'll meet you at the airport, where I will interview you in the First Class Lounge over wine and beer nuts, then you can give me my autographed/cartooned copy of your book and be on the next flight back to Cali.
 
 
Oct 24, 2013
I didn't see anything to be ashamed of. I wish I came off that good in an interview. You actually seemed shockingly normal and capable.

From a lot of what you say in the blog, I expected you to lean against your desk, slip on your own palm sweat, face down on your desk. Inevitably, your wild thrashing would send a stapler flying through the air with it landing on your face in some wildly improbable manner and fastening your upper eyelid to the desk.

Come to think of it, that would have been an amazing interview. It would totally have gone viral.
 
 
Oct 24, 2013
The video was a little jerky (no, I'm not calling Scott a jerk, you plethora of Scott defenders), but the sound quality was great. My only feedback is that you used your arms and hands a little too much - it was distracting. Otherwise, it was a good interview, although I think I liked the WSJ one better - Carmine injected himself into the conversation a little too much, I thought.

On the good news front, my wife's book, released on October 22, is selling well (not as well as yours, but hey, better than nothing). More good news: the Contra Costa library is getting your book in - better news (from my standpoint) is that I'm #1 on the waiting list! I'm sure that doesn't reflect lack of interest in your book; it's simply too new. So don't feel too bad.

I think I'll write a book titled, "Never Pay For Anything You Can Get For Free." Catchy title, don't you agree?
 
 
Oct 24, 2013
The most remarkable thing was that you came across as an ordinary guy interested in ordinary things. You didn't sound like a shuckster on a late night infomercial, and you didn't have an elbow-patch sweater and a pipe in your mouth like a high-falutin' author. Just you doing your thing.

That's the best thing about your blogging, too, for that matter, and if that comes through in the book (of which I have no doubt) it will increase book sales by a factor or two.
 
 
Oct 24, 2013
Scott,
Congrats. You look amazingly physically fit in the video. Is this how you normally are or have you beefed up a little for the promotion of your book?
Also, your voice sounds as good as anybody else's. Nobody would think that you ever had a problem, just by watching the video.
And no, you did not do anything embarrassing in the interview. Which is a pity - you would have gone viral on the net, if you had.....try harder next time.

[Thanks for noticing. I'm in the best shape of my life, by a wide margin, at the age of 56. And it required no willpower at all. I write about my diet and exercise tricks toward the end of the book. Some of the ideas will be new to you, but none of it is exotic stuff such as cabbage soup or cleansing. -- Scott]
 
 
Oct 24, 2013
Your voice is different that what I expected.

But you did fine.
 
 
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Oct 24, 2013
No, but what was that coming out of your nose?
 
 
Oct 23, 2013
Great interview! Interesting and and provides an informative teaser for the book. Voice sounds great too.
 
 
Oct 23, 2013
[let me know if I did anything embarrassing]

Honestly? I cant put my finger on it. I cant name one thing you did in that video that was embarassing. But somehow it was a letdown in a way that seeing you on Babylon 5 years ago wasn't.
 
 
 
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