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Am fost aleasa pentru programul YouTube Next Chef!

The English language version of this article is here. Versiunea in limba romana e mai jos, sub poza.

Update: Multumesc pentru toate comentariile minunate si ca ne sunteti alaturi!

Acum ceva timp in urma am auzit de programul promovat de Google numit „YouTube Next Chef„. Cu mici sperante am facut aplicatia pentru acest program exceptional in care YouTube promitea instruirea legata de imbunatatirea calitatii si perfectionarea show-ului, printr-un curs ce a fost programat pentru 12 saptamani, cat si promovarea la scara larga a castigatorilor.

Timpul a trecut si acum cateva zile am primit confirmarea ca sunt una dintre castigatoare. Nici nu-mi venea sa cred, mai ales ca ma gandeam ca a fost un juriu care a analizat mii de show-uri de bucatarie de pe YouTube si mai ales ca trebuiau sa aleaga doar 16 concurenti din intreaga lume. Pentru mine a fost un miracol si bucuria a fost fara margini.

Imediat ce am aflat vestea am luat legatura cu cei de la YouTube si am fost anuntati ca vom fi contactati de presa americana, pentru ca va exista un mare interes din partea lor, tinand cont de importanta acestui eveniment international. Asa a si fost si azi noapte, pe la 1 (ora Romaniei), noi discutam la telefon cu unul dintre primii jurnalisti interesati de povestea noastra. Asa cum a promis, pe 9 noiembrie, 2011 am aparut pe blogul ziarului unde lucreaza, Sun Sentinel (din South Florida) articolul despre noi, care am inteles ca va aparea si in ziarul tiparit in cateva zile.

Update: Am aparut de asemenea pe data de 16 noiembrie, 2011 si in revista de renume american, Forbes si suntem peste masura de fericiti de interesul mass-mediei in acest subiect.

N-am avut voie sa divulgam secretul pana pe 9 noiembrie, cand s-a facut anuntul oficial in intreaga lume. N-am cuvinte suficiente de multumire si de abia astept sa inceapa cursurile!

Puteti viziona toate episoadele show-ului meu, Ligia’s Kitchen, aici, si daca nu sunteti subscrisi, va invit cu aceasta ocazie sa o faceti.

I was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef Program!

A little while ago, I heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. I applied, but didn’t think I’d win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the program promised to be exceptionally good in terms of the training and rewards offered.

Winners would receive a 12-week training course in improving the quality and content of their videos, in marketing and promoting their videos and shows, and would also receive a package worth about $15,000 in exposure across YouTube and in new video equipment.

Time passed quickly and last week, I found out to my amazement that I’d been chosen as one of the 16 winners! I couldn’t believe it! For me, it was nothing short of a miracle, and my joy matched the surprise I got.

I got in touch with the folks at YouTube to find out the details, and was advised to be ready to receive inquiries from the American media. True to their word, just last night, around 1 pm our time, we were talking with a journalist from the Sun Sentinel, one of the biggest (if not the biggest) papers in South Florida, who then wrote about me on his blog. I understand my show and I will also be mentioned in the printed version of the newspaper in a few days.

I couldn’t say anything until today, when the official announcement was made on the YouTube blog. I can’t thank Google enough, and I can’t wait for the courses to begin!

You can watch all the episodes of my show, Ligia’s Kitchen, here. And if you’re not yet subscribed, let me invite you now to do so.