I first met Joel Silberman when I went to New York in 2012 to take part in the GLAAD POC Media training sessions that weekend.
I learned a lot during that weekend, and they are lessons I’ve used in the few subsequent televised media opportunities I have done since completing that training. I also used them to capture the 2016 Netroots Nation Pundit Cup title in St. Louis with him looking on during my final match like a proud teacher watching his star pupil excel.
I was surprised to discover that this was the first time MSNBC has invited him on any one of their shows, and he made his first appearance a memorable one.
Silberman, who works with Democracy Partners, in addition to doing the trainings I attended, has been a media coach for politicians and media personnel for debates and public appearances.
And I can tell you from experience he’s good at it.
Here’s yesterday’s MSNBC appearance, and he has been invited back on the network for a subsequent appearance. Looking forward to seeing it.