About two months ago, Dr. Lanny Latham, received an email from a producer in London asking him if he would be willing to try out his Get Psyched philosophy for a TV show in development. (I didn’t post about it until now in case it actually happened. It doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen.) So here is the email:
Dear Dr Latham,
I’m writing to you from an independent production company in the UK. We’re looking for a presenter for a show we’re developing for one of the main broadcasters over here – and I wondered if you might be interested?
The series looks at people who, for whatever reason, can’t/won’t leave home. We need a hard hitting, straight talking life coach presenter to motivate them and tell them in no uncertain terms how things are, and how they should be. Your Get Psyched philosophy looks like it might just be perfect for this….
Please could you contact me as soon as possible if you’re interested? If you email me your number I can call you, or the number to dial for me is —————–.
Many thanks, and look forward to hearing from you,
So I called up the producer while I was at work and in character (sort of) as Dr. Lanny Latham. Here’s how that went:
British Producer: Hello?
Me: Hey, this is Dr. Lanny Latham.
British Producer: Oh yes, thanks for calling. We are looking for candidates to host our television program. And we need hard-hitting life coaches to help people who won’t leave their homes. Would this be something you are interested in?
Me: Yeah, definitely.
British Producer: Tell me about your Get Psyched method.
Me: Oh, well, um, it’s basically just a simple philosophy I came up with in order to help people turn their, uh, lives around and, uh, get psyched.
British Producer: Okay, well we are asking candidates to send in videos of themselves presenting their motivational methods. Could you send us a video?
Me: Yeah, definitely.
So I sent them these videos:
Probably not what they were looking for. And they probably caught on that I wasn’t a “real” life coach. So I never heard back from them.
In addition to the offer to host a TV show, Dr. Lanny has been contacted by an individual via email to have a one-on-one session in which Dr. Lanny would give career advice, as well as help the individual stop smoking. Although Dr. Lanny was eager to have the one-on-one session, it never panned out (probably because the individual realized there were better ways to improve his life than by doing “Shuttle Runs”.)
But all of this has opened up the idea that maybe Dr. Lanny Latham can get “real” gigs as a life coach. Any ideas out there?