On today's episode of Quencie Live I was joined by my Studio Q producer and bestie, Tam Anderson. We discussed the time we attended a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2011. Thanks to Tam I even got to ask Oprah a question from the audience that was later featured on her website, oprah.com. It was during her last season and Oprah gave everyone in the audience a free trip to the Miraval Spa in Arizona, which included air fare, car service and pajamas! Only Oprah would give a gift that included everything like that and we so love her for it. We had a great time at the show and the spa. Watch as we give our behind the scenes account of our experience. You can also see the question I asked Oprah below.
Press play and watch me ask Oprah a question from the audience at Harpo which no longer exists.
I'm three days in to this live show and there's no stopping me now. It's cool to talk about the behind the scenes stories of my interviews. In this episode, I talk about my interview with Bishop T.D Jakes during his Instinct Book Tour and a few red carpet events I'm covering this weekend. Subscribe to my Youtube channel and check me out live. Watch the replay below.
Check out my Bishop Jakes interview below
Today was day 2 of my Youtube LIVE show and this time I had my Godson, Jayden joined me as a co-host. I'm surprised I was able to get through everything I wanted to say. He clearly needs to have his own mic and his own show lol. I also had some technical difficulties earlier but I didn't let that or Jayden stop me.
In this episode, I talk about the new Apple Watches, Fantasia and knowing your worth. Watch below.
Today I did my first YouTube Livestream show! And because I actually did it instead of just talking about doing it, I claim it as a roaring success. Sure, they were only 4 people watching, one even being my best friend Tam, but hopefully as time goes on that number will grow. The reason I decided to do a daily YouTube show is because even though I have conducted hundreds of celebrity interviews in the past 5 years, I am only visible in a handful of them. This is mostly because when I re-launched Studio Q online (Studio Q premiered as a community access show in my hometown, Springfield, IL) I was depressed and overweight. No matter who I was interviewing I never wanted to be in the same camera shot. It was really not as bad as I felt it was but when you're as depressed as I was at the time no one could convince me otherwise.
I'm such a natural extrovert that I'm sure folks who know me can not imagine me ever wanting to hide myself, but it's true. Normally, I'm able to push through things and overcome obstacles like that, but my depression had a serious grip on me. I was just happy that I could conduct an interview. However, if I had it to do all over again, I would force myself to get in front of that camera no matter what I felt I looked like. Now I understand how important it is to put yourself out there even if you're not happy with every single thing. Imagine if Oprah waited until she was skinny before she shared all her greatness with us. We would have missed the very best of her.
So now I have all these great interviews that no one knows I did. All you really see is my arm, which in all honesty could be anybody's arm. I remember being on the red carpet and someone asked me how did I get a job at Studio Q. You know you're doing something wrong when the Q in "Studio Q" actually stands for Quencie but nobody knows it lol. I'm doing a daily livestream to change that. Hopefully, by going live Monday-Friday people will get to know who the person is behind the arm holding that microphone. It's not easy coming out from behind the bushes, but it's time.
On "Quencie Live" (That's the name for now) I will share my interview experiences, what I learned from each interview and some great behind-the-scenes stories. I'm still not where I want to be weight wise, but I'm working on it. What's different now is that I won't let that stop me from being in the camera shot.
In this first episode, I discuss September 11 (16 years later), and my interview with Taraji P. Henson since it's her birthday today. Happy Birthday Taraji! Watch below.
Press Play on my first YouTube episode of Quencie Live!