I try to keep myself out of videos that don't involve me backpacking, rock climbing or goofing around with my sons in the backyard.
A.) I don't feel I have the most video-ready mug in the world.
B.) I hate the way my voice sounds in recordings.
And C.), the most important, I'm not the story. The people and companies I visit are the story.
Every once in a while, I feel the necessity to keep my questions in the video. As reporters, we ask a lot of questions. And, yes, sometimes they seem like they don't need to be asked, because the answers are obvious. But I need you to tell me what you're doing so I can be accurate. Assumptions are bad.
Sometimes, we get a laugh out of it. You'll see what I mean.
Two weeks ago, I had a great visit with the folks at Lebanon-based E&E Metal Fabrications Inc., so here's a little video about the work they're doing.
For more about how that company's business and leadership are changing, read the story I wrote for the Inside Business section of our print edition.