How to Do a How To: Martha Stewart

Photograph by Anders Krusberg/The Martha Stewart Show

The biggest mistake people make is they expect that others know stuff. I always assume that everyone should know, step by step, how something is done. Preparation is key. Every guest on our show, no matter who—movie stars, rap singers, everyone—is always prepped for the process in the how to. They don’t want to be embarrassed. Everybody has to know how to teach the task at hand before we go on. You want people to get excited about doing the project. Either show the finished product or talk about the process to get there. Surprise people by showing that they can actually do it themselves.

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