I interviewed this morning for a sales position with a start-up in Mountain View and got to talking about the upcoming opportunity I have to interview Will Clark upon his induction into the Hitters Hall of Fame at the Ted Williams Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 13. At this point, I still can’t afford a plane ticket, and I can’t justify taking out a loan or asking my parents for cash. Thus, my assumption has been that I will probably do a phone interview with Clark, if he’s willing, as well as interviews with the other honorees for the museum this year: Darryl Strawberry, Bert Blyleven and Dave Dravecky. It would be a major coup for this site, and Clark’s my childhood hero, though I know not to bank on anything.
I got to talking today with my interviewer, though, and she suggested I do a WebEx video conference or Skype video conversation with Clark. I hadn’t considered those possibilities, and I have to admit it sure beats an interview over my Metro phone. I also have a friend who works for WebEx and might be able to get me set up technically. The catch would be getting Clark in front of a web camera, though that might not be impossible. At the very least, he would have a way to see me during our talk.
Best case scenario, of course, is that I come up with the necessary funds, board a plane to Florida, get six or ten posts for this site out of the event and maybe even cover it for the San Francisco Chronicle. At least to me, in a perfect world, this is how things would play out. But I’m open to talking to Clark in any way possible.
Anyone who has ideas I haven’t mentioned is welcome to contact me, asap.
2 Replies to “Technology to the rescue”
Hi Graham! GREAT blog today – and I hope you try the webex or skype call. Anyone have a great, newer Mac he can use which has video?? If not, even skype has no cost whatsoever, and takes a second to set up. Who knows………CLARK may already be on skype!!
Hi Janet, glad you like my blog. My Mac is from ’04, which may render it obsolete for video conferencing, though I will see what options I have.