Personal Thank You To Channel 9
Full story below – but here is a little poem I wrote to say thank you to Channel 9 Australia!
Thank you Channel 9
An article on the Daily Mail website
Led to Channel Nine in 2022
Now there are 17 segments in the can
Its hard for me to believe this is true
I’m sharing this little ditty
To say a heartfelt thank you
Its been an amazing experience
And I’ve learnt so much too
I value the opportunity
To educate and inform
To share what is relevant
And go beyond the norm
David, Sylvia and Belinda have been great
Jutta, Danielle and Andrea first rate
All of the producers and technical folk too
It’s really been a blessing to meet all of you
I’ve had a glow up
And a wardrobe refresh
There’s been lots of research
So I can do my best
I’ve met amazing guests in the makeup room
And joined Peter Hitchener’s fan club too
I hope my social shares have helped online
So once again sincerely, thank you Channel Nine!
I was first ‘spotted’ by Natacha Maloon from an article on the Daily Mail Australia website back in September 2022 on the topic of Quiet Quitting by Carina Stathis. Here’s the link to my personal thank you from the end of 2022.
Now, at the end of 2023, there are 17 segments in the can!
• Chaotic Work Commute
• Career Cliffs
• Four Day Work Week
• Toxic Workplaces
• Managing Up
• Lazy Girl Jobs
• QuitTok Live Quitting Online
• Bare Minimum Mondays
• Loud Leaving, Work Addiction and Disgruntled Job Candidates
• The Ageing Workplace
• Gig Economy Growth
• Resignation Regret
• Career Cushioning 2022
• Boss Baby Problems 2022
• Mature Age Workers and Ageism 2022
• Quiet Quitting 2022
Every time I am on air, the producers have kindly supplied a video recording that I have added to the Television page of my website and shared on my social media channels including YouTube, LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Page, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, Twitter / X and Google Business.
The initial segments attracted huge views on social media – Mature Age Workers almost 28,000 impressions on LinkedIn!
On the same day it was broadcast, I met Russell Morris and David Hirschfelder in the Hair and Makeup Room in Melbourne (and Peter Hitchener again) – what a buzz! I ended up going to Russell Morris’s concert at Hamer Hall after that!!
The QuitTok video on my YouTube channel went viral over one weekend and received over 2,100 views and 6 likes.
At heart, I am an educator – so the opportunity to share practical wisdom to a wider audience drives me to do my absolute best for every segment.
I do a lot of research for every segment and try and provide reliable Australian statistics to support my lived experience with clients, students and people I know. I don’t naturally remember lines so it takes quite a bit of practice to remember these statistics and share them live on television!
The process of finding Australian statistics can be challenging. On the most recent Chaotic Commute story, I realised afterwards that the statistic on only half as many people using public transport since 2016 was probably a better one to lead with than the commute time increasing from 55 to 68 minutes…but I know that in future, I will focus on the most important facts first.
I really appreciate receiving the recordings from Channel 9, not just to extend the life of the story, but to allow me to constantly improve the quality of my responses – more memorable useful information in less words in a friendly, inclusive and professional way is my goal! I welcome any feedback at any time.
Once again, thank you Channel 9!
Finally, here’s an alphabetical list of most of the people I have engaged with so far from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide! For the record, I am based in Melbourne but I was in Adelaide for two segments and went to the Adelaide studio for the TOS broadcast.
9Now Website Journalist
Brett at 717 Bourke Street Security (and others)
Adelaide – Mark Stevens
Outside Broadcast – Joe Ferma