August 20, 2008
When Fox news anchor Mike Brookbank told his news team he was interviewing a Tantra teacher, his news team questioned whether it would be suitable for morning TV. As the publicist who arranged the interview, I assured him it would be and I sent him a list of “Meryl Runion’s Jeffrey Armstrong G rated interview questions, guaranteed to offend no one.”
I’ve dedicated the last six weeks of my life to sponsoring Jeffrey Armstrong’s UltiMate™ Relationship Seminar in Colorado Springs. Half the journey was about figuring out how to talk about what Jeffrey teaches. When I use the word Tantra, people think of exotic sex. When I don’t use the word Tantra, people think of psychological approaches and the superficial “top ten ways to get your man to do what you want” kind of teachings you see on magazine covers. Depth and love have been left out of the descriptions of Tantra.
Here’s the description I like the most. “Be the soul. Love soul to soul. Vedic Tantra for the UltiMate™ Relationship.”
Jeffrey did a great job speaking for himself in the Fox News interview. As it turned out, the anchor was a bit more adventurous than we had anticipated.
I pay careful attention to what the press extracts. One Fox News anchor focused on Jeffrey’s reference to “Women’s Interiority” and on frequent expressions of love and appreciation. The station posted the clip with an article that highlighted Jeffrey’s reference to proper tension in relationships and the idea that Jeffrey is a reverse Deepak Chopra.
Let me know what stands out for you.
Enjoy the interview.