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, […]

The 2 Habits of Successful TV Hosts

Warm hello from your lazy blogger. I had kids birthdays to celebrate, work commitments, allergies that turned into a head cold, being a supportive parent through my daughter’s college application process… Yep. I had excuses. Life always gets in the way. Life is never not going to get in the way. I thought it was […]

How To Prepare Mentally For Your Audition or Job Interview.

How To Prepare Mentally For Your Audition or Job Interview. The dullest title ever, but google says it works. There are several things that vex me on a daily basis. Sloppy use of language is one that irks me. I can’t stand all this “wall-ah” business. It’s voila! and it’s French for “there it is.” […]

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 […]

Are You Career Ready??

September is National Preparedness Month. This is a real thing and I’m really into it, having grown up with earthquakes in California. It’s also back-to-school time in New York so I’ve been busy preparing my kids with the annual trip to Staples to buy school supplies. Which brings me to: Are You Career-Ready? Whether you’re […]

8 Things YOU Can Do Today To Boost Your Career

First off, warm hello to my Twitter followers! Many of you have asked for career advice, so while I’ve been laying on the beach this week (yay, me!) I came up with this: 1. Subscribe to Backstage. Useful info every week. Someone recently DM’d me about the lack of opportunity in Texas (where she lives) […]

DON’T blow your audition (Skype edition)

Yesterday there were many digital chuckles when I posted, “Casting tip: Don’t schedule your @Skype audition while you are in a moving vehicle. Technology is amazing…but not that amazing.” Many of you guys put that in the “duh” column. But it really, truly happened to me yesterday so for those of you who didn’t put […]

How NOT to blow your audition

HOW NOT TO BLOW YOUR AUDITION Last week I initiated a spirited conversation on my FB Community Page when I said, “Can I see a show of hands of Casting Directors who enjoy being called “ma’am”” Oh…I don’t see any…” I was not saying people should jettison their manners oract disrespectful (zut alors!), it was […]

One More Thing You Need To Be Good At

This article via LinkedIn by technology forecaster Daniel Burrus caught my eye this week. Mr Burrus posits that “to thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency—how to accurately anticipate the future.” Wow. As if I don’t have enough on my plate already. […]

How To Succeed In Show Business: Do Your Homework Part 2

This is the topic that keeps on giving. For the Daytime Emmy’s on June 22nd, NATAS decided to hire social media stars to host their Red Carpet coverage. According to Soap Opera Network and TVLine.com they put out a casting call for  Millenials 18-35 with strong knowledge of entertainment and/or strong social media followings of […]