In the studio with us today is Barbara Barna Abel, who is a Multimedia Communications Coach, and advisor on talent and executive development.
We talk about what it takes to transition from being a performer on stage, to working in front of the television camera. Barbara shares with us how to prepare in advance, what mistakes not to make, and how to come across as a seasoned professional, when talking or performing in front of a television studio audience. Ultimately we discuss as to what the definition of the acronym “GAP” that she created to help her clients means – What’s the Goal, Who’s the audience, What’s the platform?
Barbara is the author of “How to Get Your Foot In the Door: Television Hosting & Presenting”, a step-by-step guide to breaking into television hosting and is currently working on her second book “The Camera-Ready Checklist, ” an easy 5-step process for success for anyone who communicates through a camera lens.
She started her career in television and continues to develop and cast shows across platforms. Her credits include: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, What Not to Wear, The RuPaul Show, and Page Six TV while giving early career breaks to industry stalwarts such as Adam Richman, Amy Schumer, Carson Kressley, and Jake Tapper to name a few.
Her media coaching clients include musical artists and she has taken many pages from the indie artist playbook to coach clients on how to build a loyal fan base. She began her career in the music business working for Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman at Frontline Management then learned the touring business in the personal appearance department at APA before transitioning to television and running the talent development department at VH1.
Barbara can be reached at her email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on her website at: www.abelintermedia.com.
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