Change Your Career Today With this One Tweak

It’s actually two tweaks rolled into a new habit: Ask yourself questions Research the answers If you are not where you want to be in your career, if you are not landing jobs, getting job interviews, auditions, general meetings or even answers to your emails…consider this: It maybe because you are making unforced errors by […]

Why Fit In When You Should Stand Out?

One of the most common misconceptions I encounter daily is the false belief that your talent or skills alone are what get you the job. To be clear skills are important but they are only part of the equation. If you are new to television hosting or anchoring you absolutely need to develop certain skills […]

Are You Emotionally Tough Enough?

I have not yet read Ramin Setoodeh’s Ladies Who Punch but a lot has been made of the passage and leaked video of Elisabeth Hasselbeck tearing up her note cards, storming off set and refusing to return after a public dressing down by Barbara Walters on-camera. “F**K this!” is her go-to. Not for nothing we’ve […]

7 Ways to Make An Entrance

If you’ve ever painted your apartment you know it is 90% preparation and only 10% holding a brush to transform a room.  Making a successful entrance – and by extension making a good impression – is much the same. The work you put in before you arrive makes all the difference and pays dividends. Every […]

2nd Annual Abel Intermedia Gift Guide

Wondering what to give the performer, guest expert or job seeker in your life? Help is here with the 2nd Annual Abel Intermedia Gift Guide. How About Give The Gift Of… A paid subscription to Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime so they don’t have to keep using your login information. The media landscape is now […]

How to Nail Every Audition & Interview

Please forgive the click bait title. I’m experimenting with following best practices marketing advice from successful bloggers. The subtitle is Everyone Needs a Haka. Because developing your personal Haka will allow you to nail every audition and interview. Most of them, anyway. Mental preparation is huge. We talk about getting in the zone. Do you have […]

What Would Benedict Cumberbatch Do?

In case you missed it, last week Cara Delevigne had a verbal dust up with the hosts of Good Morning Sacramento during her satellite media tour promoting the movie, Paper Towns. As the clip of the “awkwark exchange” went viral, the ladies at The View naturally weighed in. Whoopi thought Cara should “suck it up” […]

How To Bee

In case you missed it, the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee finals were last Thursday, May 28th. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were this year’s co-champs – the Bee ran out of words after Gokul nailed “nunatak.” (A nunatak is an isolated mountain peak projecting through the surface of surrounding glacial ice and supporting a […]

Rejected! Part 2

Many of you were kind enough to take the time to comment on my repost last week of Dr Darcy Sterling’s blog “Rejected. Thank you – I appreciate it – and am feeling the need to dwell a bit longer – Rejected Pt 2. This section especially resonated: “I told people I was applying to […]

How to Cope with Rejection

Warm hello from the Lazy Blogger. I have missed you. What pushed me to pop my head out of the deep, dark casting rabbit hole was this post about rejection from my friend and client, Dr Darcy Sterling. It’s a wonderful, healthy reminder that we all face rejection from time to time and that we […]