Carly Fiorina demonstrates rule #2 on first day of general election – All mics are live

The two scariest moments for PR people are the few minutes before an interview and the few minutes after an interview, when everyone is still wearing their mic, but no one is “on.” Why is that scary? People forget that everything that is said is taped. This was caught by local Sacramento station News10.

Here’s a link to the video on CNN. The thing is there isn’t much said until the last few seconds when Fiorina says her friend said something about Sen. Boxer’s hair, and Fiorina says, “so yesterday.”  It shouldn’t be news. It’s not news, it’s CNN. What does this mean? It means that you need to be really, really boring sometimes when you’re mic’d up.

Here’s some links to live mics of the past.

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One thought on “Carly Fiorina demonstrates rule #2 on first day of general election – All mics are live

  1. This is also true of mics that someone else is wearing. At a conference I was helping to produce, one of the speakers asked me why I was rolling my eyes at someone causing problems. He was surprised when I held my hand over his chest while I answered…then the aha moment came when he looked down and saw the mic clipped to his shirt.

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