Your Media Career: Stuck in a bad romance?

Does this sound familiar: You’re active in the media space. You’re a pundit giving commentary on news programs, a lifestyle expert sharing tips on morning shows or everyone’s favorite guest panelist. You’ve been working hard on your media career for several years and you’ve earned a level of success and yet…they won’t put a ring […]

Einstein’s Theory of On-Camera Success: Be Entertaining

I have a very unscientific theory why Albert Einstein is a household name synonymous with genius: He was a famed wit with a wonderful sense of humor. His theory of relativity certainly has a daily impact on our lives but so does James Crick & Francis Watson’s discovering DNA and absolutely no one congratulates your […]

Marketing Yourself: 5 Tips to Demystify Video

One of my core messages as a Media Coach is Everyone Needs To Be Good On-Camera. Not because you aspire to be on television but because in a sea of social media content, video rules and if you’re not creating fresh, custom video content you’re missing a huge opportunity. Regardless if you’re a solopreneur, small […]

TV HOSTING CLASS! Hosting for Brands + Home Shopping Channels

Like Christmas, my annual Hosting for Home Shopping, Infomercials & Branded Content class with Sean De Simone only happens once per year and this year it’s July 21st in New York City. There is a lot of opportunity in this space for experienced hosts, lifestyle experts and influencers but it’s highly competitive. Sean has cast […]

Baxter Abel: Training The Trainer

A month ago, on Easter Sunday, we brought Baxter home from Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn. An enormous yellow lab, we joke Baxter is part Labrador, part polar bear and all Abel. What little we know of Baxter’s backstory (or Baxstory – get it?), he was picked up on the streets of the Bronx and […]

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 […]

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” […]

Abel Intermedia Gift Guide 2014

You asked for it, you got it: The Abel Intermedia Gift Guide 2014. Okay, you didn’t ask for it but if you are stumped on what to get the performer, guest expert or job seeker in your life, I’ve got some suggestions. We all know we only get one chance to make a first impression, […]

PHIL PALLEN’S Rest In Evergreen Peace

In honor of my Branding You! co-conspirator, Phil Pallen, I am re-posting his fabulous piece on How To Rest In Evergreen Peace via On September 4th, 2014, Joan Rivers tragically passed away. Sixteen days later, she posted on Facebook about the iPhone 6’s “great achievement in design.” What a disaster. As you probably guessed, our […]

Get Your Career in Gear Reading List 2014

Continuing with the National Preparedness Month and Back To School themes (plus a recent Facebook meme), today I offer how to Get Your Career in Gear Reading List 2014. 50 Self Help Classics – Tom Butler-Bowdon I admit I wish I’d thought of this. But I didn’t. Tom Butler-Bowdon did and now he’s built a […]