As you know we’ve been rather busy with all the problems we have had at Djuma and on top of that I am finalising the design for our new vehicles and systems (more of that in another blog), so it has taken some time to get back to you with the results of the presenter try outs.
Firstly, my thanks to all the candidates. I thought they all did very well. It isn’t easy to present a live show, so well done to them all.
I must also thank everyone who sent in comments; I read them all with interest. In actual fact this created a problem for me as no one candidate came out as your favourite, which showed me they were all of a similar standard. Of-course there are many other factors we need to consider when employing a person in South Africa, many of which come under the heading of personal information, so I won’t go into details, save to say that it is not easy.
And the result is......... If this were a reality show on TV, this would be the point where there would be an agonising gap while annoying music created artificial tension. Sorry we don’t do that thing. The answer is ....... well actually there isn’t one.
All of the tryouts were exceptional guides, who I would recommend to any five star lodge, but we are looking for something more. We want our presenters to have the X factor we hear so much about. If you’re anything like me, you wonder what the heck that means. Well, by definition it is something that cannot be defined, but you know it when you see it.
Taking your comments and all the other input, we haven’t found it yet. So we’ll keep looking and I’ll let you know when we have more news.
Written by Will Fox