abelintermedia podcast

Camera Ready & Abel is the podcast that explores the intersections of media, change and personal growth.

Each episode is curated with love by me with insights and strategies from real professionals with real stories to help you tap into your superpowers, find your voice, clarify your message and make an impact on the world.

Whether you’re looking to build more credibility, gain more career traction or just want to be more comfortable and confident on camera – this is the podcast for you!

Because let’s face it, we all need to be camera ready these days.

Be sure to subscribe and if you like what you hear, please leave a review. It’s much appreciated

LATEST EPISODE

  • Build Discipline, Embrace Fear with Eric Cogorno

    This is another one of my "asking for a friend" episodes. I thought you'd be as interested in me in learning how performance golf coach, Eric Cogorno, built a 7-figure business with his popular YouTube channel and online training platform, cogornogolf.com. I got that and so much more: A masterclass in working through fear, setting goals, writing a detailed 10-year plan that includes income projections, the power of meditation and daily visualizations and showing up consistently even when you […]

MORE EPISODES

  • Build Discipline, Embrace Fear with Eric Cogorno
    by Barbara Abel on June 11, 2024 at 9:50 am

    This is another one of my "asking for a friend" episodes. I thought you'd be as interested in me in learning how performance golf coach, Eric Cogorno, built a 7-figure business with his popular YouTube channel and online training platform, cogornogolf.com. I got that and so much more: A masterclass […]

  • Marketing: If You Build It and You TELL People About It, They Will Come with Brian Patacca
    by Barbara Abel on May 28, 2024 at 9:50 am

    This episode with life, business and career coach, Brian Patacca, has been one of my go-to's ever since he shared this nugget with me: Marketing is going public with your gifts and being seen for your gifts. If you build it and you tell people about it, they will come. Grab your journal. Brian and […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Sales with Aleasha Bahr
    by Barbara Abel on May 14, 2024 at 9:50 am

    I used to think sales was a dirty word, especially when it came to selling myself and my services. I know I'm not alone in this, which is why I am excited about this episode with Aleasha Bahr who shares everything you need to know about sales.  We're all in sales - whether you're selling yourself […]

  • Creativity is a Transferable Skill with Ed Bazalgette
    by Barbara Abel on April 30, 2024 at 9:50 am

    Creativity is the ability to create, produce, or develop original work theories, techniques, thoughts and ways of seeing. You are creative, whether you tap into it or not, and you take your creativity wherever you go, and I think it's often overlooked how valuable creativity is as a transferable […]

  • How to Build a Sustainable and Successful Career with Producers Roni Selig and Marcie Mulé
    by Barbara Abel on April 16, 2024 at 9:50 am

    If you want to know how to build a sustainable and successful career, then look no further because this episode of Camera Ready & Abel delivers a masterclass from 2 titans of the unscripted television world, Roni Selig and Marcie Mulé. Roni is a multi-Emmy-winning producer whose credits […]

  • Feeling stuck? Try unlearning your need for approval with Chris Witherspoon
    by Barbara Abel on April 2, 2024 at 9:50 am

    This is one of my favorite evergreen episodes. Chris Witherspoon is an entertainment journalist, producer, entrepreneur and CEO of PopViewers who taught me how his career soared to the next level when he unlearned the importance of seeking approval. Instead of looking outward he focused inward on […]

  • Determination with Shannon O'Dowd
    by Barbara Abel on March 19, 2024 at 9:50 am

    My guest for this episode, Shannon O'Dowd, has one of the most unique perspectives of the camera-ready universe of anyone I've ever interviewed because her experience covers every aspect of the industry both in-front of and behind the camera. Shannon is an on-camera host, commercial spokesperson, […]

  • How to Seize the Opportunity with Hena Doba
    by Barbara Abel on March 5, 2024 at 10:50 am

    Seizing opportunity is essential to getting ahead in media and entertainment. It is not a passive, I-think-I'll-wait-until-it-comes-to-me kind of a business. You not only have to seize the day - carpe your diem - you have to do something with the opportunity if you want to move forward in your […]

  • How to Stay in the Room with Buki Elegbede
    by Barbara Abel on February 20, 2024 at 10:50 am

    It's one thing to get in the room. It's a whole other strategy to stay there. Here to discuss and go deep is multi-Emmy award winning television host, producer and journalist, Buki Elegbede. Buki shares that when you get in the room it feels good and it's a cause for celebration but it's only base […]

  • How to Know When You Are Ready For Your Big Break with Kamie Crawford
    by Barbara Abel on February 6, 2024 at 10:50 am

    This episode of Camera, Ready & Abel is brought to you by the phrase, How to Know When You Are Ready for Your Big Break. It's an important question to ponder because, let's face it, the world is full of people you don't remember who flamed out because they weren't ready. And it's very hard […]

  • Redefining Success with Leila Sbitani
    by Barbara Abel on January 23, 2024 at 10:50 am

    This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is brought to you by the phrase Redefining Success, a personal, perennial favorite of mine. The Berkeley Wellbeing Institute defines success as: reaching your goals, learning something new or overcoming fear. If that's what success is, why don't we all feel […]

  • Permission with Barbara Barna Abel
    by Barbara Abel on January 9, 2024 at 10:50 am

    I've wanted to explore the word permission ever since Marki Costello asked this most relevant question on her episode of Camera Ready and Abel: Are you prepared to walk in the room and kick ass? Why permission? Because after you explore all the ways to prepare to kick ass like getting your talking […]

  • How to Land Your Dream Job with Elizabeth Wagmeister
    by Barbara Abel on December 19, 2023 at 10:50 am

    This episode is brought to you by the phrase, How to Land Your Dream Job. It's a rebroadcast of my episode with Elizabeth Wagmeister and was originally titled, Resilient, because Elizabeth rightly believes being resilient is a key to success. It's been a joy to know and work with Elizabeth since we […]

  • Preparation with Marki Costello
    by Barbara Abel on December 12, 2023 at 10:50 am

    Winners don’t wing it, they prepare for it! I believe this so much it's tip #12 in my 12 Tips for Success On-Camera (and off) Here to join me for a rollicking conversation about how preparation makes and breaks careers is the legendary talent manager, casting director, media trainer and CEO of […]

  • How to Craft an Amazing Speech or Presentation with Barbara Barna Abel & Kim Rittberg
    by Barbara Abel on December 5, 2023 at 10:50 am

    This episode is a rebroadcast of my appearance on Kim Rittberg’s The Exit Interview podcast, where we discussed how to craft an amazing speech or presentation. In our conversation I offer practical tips for delivering a powerful and clear message while mining the G.A.P. (Goal Audience […]

  • How to Know Your Worth with Bianca Jade
    by Barbara Abel on November 28, 2023 at 10:50 am

    Knowing your worth and believing you are worthy is essential for happiness and wellbeing according to Psychology Today.  When your self-worth depends on external situations it can get unstable, especially in the Camera Ready & Abel space. Knowing your value in the marketplace and having the […]

  • How to Manage Your Stress & Anxiety with Marta Ravin, Dr. Heather Hans, and Patricia Stark
    by Barbara Abel on November 21, 2023 at 10:50 am

    This episode is brought to you by the phrase, How to Manage Your Stress and Anxiety- a Camera Ready evergreen topic featuring actionable advice from Podcast guests Marta Ravin, Dr. Heather Hans, and Patricia Stark. The World Health Organization defines stress as a state of worry or mental tension […]

  • It Gets Greater Later with Bevy Smith
    by Barbara Abel on November 14, 2023 at 10:52 am

    This encore episode of Camera Ready and Abel is brought to you by the phrase It Gets Greater Later, which is the signature mantra of the divine Bevy Smith who first came on the podcast in late 2021.  Quintessential Harlem girl, Gracie Award winner, and life-long New Yorker, Bevy is the host of […]

  • Imperfect Success: Stop Shoulding Yourself with Barbara Barna Abel & Nicole Baker
    by Barbara Abel on November 7, 2023 at 10:50 am

    This episode is a rebroadcast of my appearance on Life Coach Nicole Baker's Imperfect Success podcast, discussing one of my favorite topics, stop shoulding yourself. We all have an inner critic that likes to should on us. Your shoulds are a list of false rules you tell yourself that feed your […]

  • How to Read the Room with Marta Ravin
    by Barbara Abel on October 31, 2023 at 9:51 am

    This episode is brought to you by the phrase, how to read the room, an essential skill for everyone whether you're giving a presentation or a speech, going to a meeting or job interview or audition, leading your team or asking your boss for a raise... Here to discuss is returning champion Marta […]

  • Why Everyone Should Take a Commercial Acting with Brooke Thomas & Mary Egan Callahan
    by Barbara Abel on October 24, 2023 at 9:50 am

    The directive to just be yourself can be easier said than done when it comes to lights, camera, actions but in some arena’s it’s critical to your success and as Brooke and Mary have said in the past, “honesty is the most attractive thing people want to see on camera.” This episode is […]

  • How to Create Opportunity and Make Money with Blair Taylor
    by Barbara Abel on October 17, 2023 at 9:52 am

    This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is brought to you by the phrase, How to Create Opportunity and Make Money.  My insightful - and delightful - guest is talent agent Blair Taylor, CEO of Taylor Talent Services, who has been innovating and creating opportunities for his clients for over 25 […]

  • Measure Your Inchstones with Angela Marie Hutchinson
    by Barbara Abel on October 10, 2023 at 9:50 am

    This mini episode is brought to you by the phrase, Measure Your Inchstones, which was a gem that Angela Marie Hutchinson shared with me on her episode of this podcast. We all know about milestones, even if we forget to mark them. A milestone is defined as an action or event marking a significant […]

  • Unsubscribing from Perfectionism with Nicole Baker
    by Barbara Abel on October 3, 2023 at 9:50 am

    This is one of my favorite asking for a friend episodes. When Nicole Baker - host of the Imperfect Success podcast and a coach who helps high achievers ditch perfectionism, cut out hustle culture, and start achieving their goals with fun, fulfillment, and a whole lotta free time - connected with […]

  • The Secrets to Creating Social Video that Gets Noticed with Kim Rittberg
    by Barbara Abel on September 26, 2023 at 9:51 am

    On this episode of Camera Ready & Abel the highly engaging Kim Rittberg teaches how to crack the code of creating social video that gets noticed. Because as Kim says, if you're hiding from the camera, you're hiding from clients. Kim's simple strategy is based on her Four Cs: Confidence Concise […]

  • Lights Camera Cash with Nicole Sellars
    by Barbara Abel on September 19, 2023 at 9:50 am
  • Relationships: It’s Who Knows You!
    by Barbara Abel on September 12, 2023 at 9:50 am

    The topic of relationships come up often in my conversations on Camera Ready & Abel. This is no surprise since media and entertainment are relationship-driven industries. People like to work with people they know and trust to to get the work done on time, on budget and well executed. It's also […]

  • Play to Your Strengths with Sean DeSimone
    by Barbara Abel on September 5, 2023 at 9:51 am

    My dear friend, Sean De Simone, is back on the podcast and we are discussing the phrase, Play to Your Strengths. This comes up in all areas of our business from coaching to casting to the courses we teach. My favorite definition of Play to Your Strengths is: Do what you are able to do well, instead […]

  • Camera Ready and Confident with Barbara Barna Abel & Vinnie Potestivo
    by Barbara Abel on August 29, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Camera Ready and Confident is a rebroadcast of my guest appearance on Vinnie Potestivo's I Have a Podcast two years ago, shortly after the launch of Camera Ready and Abel. Vinnie is my dear friend, co-conspirator and Emmy Award-winning media advisor who helps people and their business get seen and […]

  • Daily Disciplines with J.D. Durkin
    by Barbara Abel on August 22, 2023 at 9:52 am

    This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is brought to you by the phrase Daily Disciplines. According to success.com being a high performer is the result of your daily disciplines. Here to discuss is my friend, journalist, J.D. Durkin, who opens up and shares the personal details of how developing […]

  • Am I Allowed to Say That with Karith Foster
    by Barbara Abel on August 15, 2023 at 9:50 am

    I get asked all the time by clients and students Am I allowed to say that?? It used to be we were afraid of causing offense or being inappropriate, now add to that the very real fear of being canceled. I'm very happy to have this timely conversation with a bonafide expert on the subject, Karith […]

  • How to Talk to Anyone with Crystal Jones
    by Barbara Abel on August 8, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Humans are social creatures and yet it can be mighty hard to talk to people. It's a serious challenge - when you Google, how to talk to anyone, 455 million hits come up. Here to discuss is my dear friend Crystal Jones, who is the associate director of Major Gifts for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, […]

  • Question Everything with Danielle Robay
    by Barbara Abel on August 1, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Everyone from Socrates to Euripedes to Virgil Abloh has commanded us to Question Everything. My guest for this episode, television host and professional interviewer Danielle Robay, figured out early on that questions are a superpower - and all of us can develop and tap into it.  At a critical time […]

  • The 3 M’s: Mastery, Marketing & Mindset with Wendy Alane Wright
    by Barbara Abel on July 25, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Mastery = deep, comprehensive knowledge or skill which is the difference between knowing how to do something and doing that something extremely well. Marketing = the activity or business of promoting and selling products or services. Mindset = the established set of attitudes held by someone Here […]

  • Work Ethic is a Superpower with Buki Elegbede
    by Barbara Abel on July 18, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Several guests have said this to me: Working harder IS working smarter.  My guest for this episode of Camera Ready & Abel - multi Emmy nominated Television Host, Producer and journalist, Buki Elegbede - says his Work Ethic is his Superpower. Buki believes his work ethic is what has given him a […]

  • Write Your Dream Role with Emily Grace
    by Barbara Abel on July 11, 2023 at 9:51 am

    This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is brought to you by the phrase Write Your Dream Role, an action at the heart of creating opportunity. A core principle of being camera ready. My guest for this episode is Emily Grace - a career coach and Sundance award-winning actress - who lives the […]

  • Industry Trends with Mark Turner
    by Barbara Abel on July 4, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Trends and market changes - like emerging technologies and shifts in consumer behavior impact every industry -  and are hitting entertainment and media particularly hard right now.    Here to discuss both the opportunities and challenges of current industry trends is legendary agent Mark […]

  • Balance with Erin Palinski-Wade
    by Barbara Abel on June 27, 2023 at 9:56 am

    I grew up with an imbalanced idea of what life balance is, thinking all the different parts had to be in equal amounts. What a huge relief and step forward when I met my guest for this episode, Erin Palinski-Wade, who helped me understand balance is about having the correct proportions. Erin is the […]

  • On Message with Johanna Maska
    by Barbara Abel on June 20, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Being on message means saying things that agree with the official position of a political party, organization, business, or brand…and most importantly, being true to your own message! My guest for this episode, Johanna Maska, is an expert bar none on the how and why of being On Message. Johanna […]

  • Industrious with Matthew Hoffman
    by Barbara Abel on June 13, 2023 at 9:52 am

    This feel great episode is brought to you by the word industrious which means diligent and hardworking, and also implies a habitual devotion to the work, which in the Camera, Ready & Abel universe is one of the keys to success. This episode could also have been called Industrious: How to Get […]

  • You Choose! with Beth Schiff
    by Barbara Abel on June 6, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Life is a series of choices. To choose means to select freely after consideration, to decide upon, to vote (important reminder!), to have a preference. This implies both freedom and responsibility. Joining me to discuss on Camera Ready & Abel to discuss the phrase You Choose! is legendary […]

  • Alignment with Tamiko White
    by Barbara Abel on May 30, 2023 at 9:50 am

    “Alignment is a real place,” shares my guest Tamiko White who joins me on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel to discuss the journey to alignment. Tamiko White is the founder of White Noise Consulting and creator of #NOWTrending, a branding course and community for entrepreneurs. She is a […]

  • How to Pitch with Dave Noll
    by Barbara Abel on May 23, 2023 at 9:50 am

    If you're thinking I'm not in sales or I'm not a creative, I'm never going to pitch anything, think again! As my guest for this episode, Dave Noll, says, life's a pitch, life's a series of pitches...whether it's love or work or anything important. Selling anything, creating anything, anything […]

  • Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat with Alice Ford
    by Barbara Abel on May 16, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Dreams only become reality when we actually are curious enough to start implementing and making them happen. - Alice Ford I say all the time that I'd be sitting in my villa in Tangier right now if I had a dollar or ten for every single person I've encountered who said I want to host a travel show. […]

  • Civility with Kristi Spencer
    by Barbara Abel on May 9, 2023 at 9:50 am

    I am a card-carrying etiquette nerd along with my guest, for this episode, Kristi Spencer, who spent over two decades working in the rough and tumble world of local news before becoming a certified business etiquette expert and launching her business The Polite Company. Why does it matter? Good […]

  • Dealing with Bozos and Bullies with Iggy Perillo
    by Barbara Abel on May 2, 2023 at 9:57 am

    The title of this episode of Camera Ready & Abel - Dealing with Bozos and Bullies - tells you a lot about my guest for this episode. Iggy Perillo, founder of WSL Leadership, helps leaders and educators do right by their people with warmth, humor and compassion, training them to do the hardest […]

  • Laughter On Call with Dani Klein Modisett
    by Barbara Abel on April 25, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Dani Klein Modisett is a comedian, actor, author and accidental entrepreneur who (accidentally) founded, Laughter On Call - a company that runs innovative, interactive workshops for individuals and organizations rooted in mental wellness, designed to foster connection through shared laughter, by […]

  • On Brand Part 2: It’s Always an Audition
    by Barbara Abel on April 18, 2023 at 9:50 am

    On this episode of Camera Ready & Abel my conversion with Aliza Licht continues but this time I am in the guest seat as I re-air my interview on her podcast, Leave Your Mark. This episode is brought to you by the phrase, it's always an audition, because no matter the career field you are in, a […]

  • On Brand with Aliza Licht
    by Barbara Abel on April 11, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Problem: What's my personal brand? Solution: Aliza Licht, my guest for this episode of Camera Ready & Abel discussing her new book, ON BRAND: shape your narrative, share your vision, shift their perception. Aliza explains being on brand means you have a clear understanding of what you align […]

  • Gratitude with Barbara Barna Abel
    by Barbara Abel on April 4, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Time flies when you're learning and growing! I cannot believe this episode celebrates my two-year podaversary. It's been - and continues to be - a creative joy and an education which is why this episode of Camera Ready & Abel is brought to you by the word, GRATITUDE. From the Latin word gratis […]

  • Decoding Success with Matt LeBris
    by Barbara Abel on March 28, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Sometimes the universe brings you the person you absolutely need to speak with in that moment, and that’s what happened when I connected with my guest for this episode, Matt LeBris, host of the top 1% globally ranked podcast Decoding Success which is hyper-focused on delivering value through […]

  • Mindset with Tai Beauchamp
    by Barbara Abel on March 21, 2023 at 9:51 am

    I was well into my adult years before I really started to understand how much choice I had in setting my mindset. Mindset is defined as an established set of attitudes held by someone. It’s all about the way you think and feel about someone or something. This is typically reflected in our […]

  • Rock N Roll Spirit with Allison Hagendorf
    by Barbara Abel on March 14, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Rock N Roll Spirit is difficult to define but you know it when you feel it.  I sure felt it when I met my guest for this episode, Allison Hagendorf, the first time she walked into my TV Hosting class at TVI 20 years ago. Allison brings her Rock N Roll Spirit to everything she does. That […]

  • Failure with Ben Currier
    by Barbara Abel on March 7, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Embracing failure has been a throughline in many of the success stories shared on Camera Ready & Abel but this is the first time it has taken center stage. According to experts on the interwebs, failure is defined as a lack of success or the inability to meet an expectation. I'm thrilled that […]

  • Overcoming Challenges in Media, Your Career, and Life with Jane Hanson
    by Barbara Abel on February 28, 2023 at 10:56 am

    My guest for this episode is legendary New York broadcast journalist and 9 time Emmy Award-winner Jane Hanson who shares her blueprint for how to thrive by successfully overcoming challenges in media, your career and life. Jane grew up in rural Minnesota with no contacts in news or entertainment, […]

  • Tapping Into Your Talent with Vinnie Potestivo
    by Barbara Abel on February 21, 2023 at 10:55 am

    Tapping Into Your Talent is the heart of the Camera Ready and Abel podcast and I'm thrilled to have my dear friend and co-conspirator Vinnie Potestivo here to break it all down and celebrate my 100th episode! Vinnie shares with us how to leverage your talent by identifying your strengths, […]

  • Monetize Your Mastery with Nicole Sellars
    by Barbara Abel on February 14, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Mastery is comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject, and to monetize is to earn revenue from it. Sounds simple. But if it were really that easy everyone would already be doing it...so I'm thrilled Nicole Sellers - seasoned media trainer, entrepreneur, producer, journalist, television host, and […]

  • Amplify Your Expertise with Laura Fravel
    by Barbara Abel on February 7, 2023 at 10:53 am

    What is expertise? And why do you want to amplify it? According to my guest for this episode, Executive Communications and Leadership Coach (and former television producer), Laura Fravel, your expertise is your experience, knowledge and perspective delivered with personality and purpose. Laura […]

  • The Power of Persistence with Baker Machado
    by Barbara Abel on January 31, 2023 at 10:52 am

    A wise person once said to me luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity and persistence and my guest for this episode, Cheddar News anchor, Baker Machado, is living proof of this.  In this lively, fun episode Baker recounts how he hit roadblocks and heard no time after time yet […]

  • Timing with Marta Ravin
    by Barbara Abel on January 24, 2023 at 10:51 am

    No matter what industry you're in, no matter what your dreams and goals are, timing matters. As my guest for this episode, my dear friend, executive producer, creator and showrunner, Marta Ravin says, timing and reading the room really relate to one another. Timing is a combination of: emotional […]

  • Aspire Higher with Ken Lindner
    by Barbara Abel on January 17, 2023 at 10:50 am

    To aspire means to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal, and to aspire higher is to dream bigger and to soar.  It's also the name of a book by Ken Lindner, one of the world's most respected and successful broadcast agents, and in this episode Ken makes it clear that it all comes down to […]

  • Make It Your Own with Sean De Simone
    by Barbara Abel on January 10, 2023 at 10:50 am

    To make something one's own is to take something and adapt it to oneself and is absolutely essential in the camera ready universe. Whether you are auditioning for a project and reading the same script as everyone else or interviewing for a job and meeting all of the same qualifications as every […]

  • Travel-Transform-Thrive with Kathy McCabe
    by Barbara Abel on January 3, 2023 at 10:50 am

    If I had a dollar (or a euro) for everyone who's ever told me they want to host a travel show, I would've recorded this episode of Camera Ready & Abel from my villa in Italy instead of my office in Brooklyn. My guest for this episode, Kathy McCabe, is here to share how she did something truly […]

  • My Word of the Year 2023: Refinement with Barbara Barna Abel
    by Barbara Abel on December 27, 2022 at 10:50 am

    I wish I knew who came up with the brilliant notion of replacing the traditional New Year's Resolution with one single word to focus on for the coming year. I'd like to thank them.  Your word is an organizing principle or theme, perhaps even your annual north star, instead of a decision/goal you […]

  • Think Like a Producer with Brian Balthazar
    by Barbara Abel on December 20, 2022 at 10:51 am

    In my years as a casting director and talent development executive, I've observed that many of the most successful hosts and performers understand how television production works and how their part of the show (or segment) fits into something larger than themselves. I saw this first hand when I […]

  • Follow Your Intuition with Jessica Cording
    by Barbara Abel on December 13, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Do you ever have a gut instinct about something but are too nervous to act on it? Or find yourself pulled between trusting your feelings vs accepting the facts? This episode is a permission slip to lean into your inner guidance system. Joining me on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel to […]

  • Showrunner with Jim Biederman
    by Barbara Abel on December 6, 2022 at 10:51 am

    The Showrunner in television literally runs the show, like a hands-on CEO: In charge of vision, creative (often the head writer), leading (and inspiring) a crew of hundreds, managing multiple agendas from the network to the legal department, marketing and advertisers while putting out daily fires […]

  • How to Slow Down with Candis Hickman
    by Barbara Abel on November 29, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Strange but true: It's hard to slow down. My guest for this episode, Spiritual Life Coach and Marketing Mentor, Candis Hickman, changed my life forever when she taught me To Become Known You Must First Become Known to Yourself (episode #3) and now she's back gently walking me through the […]

  • Accountability with Carol Clegg
    by Barbara Abel on November 22, 2022 at 10:50 am

    According to the Cambridge English Dictionary Accountability in a person means someone who is completely responsible for what they do. If accountability was easy we wouldn't need people like my guest for this episode, productivity and accountability coach Carol Clegg. Carol explains that […]

  • Being Yourself On-Camera with Hena Doba
    by Barbara Abel on November 15, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Authenticity, as is often mentioned on the podcast, means to be real, actual, true to one's own personality, spirit or character. It can be hard enough day to day. Translating this on-camera is next level. Joining me on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel to discuss how to be your awesome self […]

  • Credible Authenticity with Barb Morrison
    by Barbara Abel on November 8, 2022 at 10:50 am

    The word authenticity gets thrown around a lot to the point that its meaning gets diluted, so producer, composer, mentor and guest for this episode of Camera, Ready & Abel, Barb Morrison couples it with credible to combine true to one's own personality with worthy of trust. In other words, […]

  • Collaboration with Cathleen Murphy & Karen LeFrak
    by Barbara Abel on November 1, 2022 at 9:50 am

    A lot of creating, especially writing - whether it be music, prose, poetry or nonfiction - is a solo pursuit and often happens in isolation which is why this conversation about Collaboration is so inspiring to me. My guests for this episode, composer and author Karen LeFrak and creative facilitator […]

  • Managing Stress with Sarah Vallely
    by Barbara Abel on October 25, 2022 at 9:51 am

    If you are like me, there is a certain amount of stress you find energizing but it can be a fine line between productive and overwhelmed. Stress is the body's response to physical, mental, or emotional pressure and causes chemical changes in the body that left unmanaged can wreak havoc on your mind […]

  • Evolution with Franchesca Ramsey
    by Barbara Abel on October 18, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Feeling a little stuck? Need to change your energy? My guest for this episode, actor-writer-sought after public speaker-instagram slayer, Franchesca Ramsey, delivers a Master Class in how to regenerzie, refocus, get back in alignment to bring back the joy and make your goals happen.  Franchesca […]

  • Results with Blaine Oelkers
    by Barbara Abel on October 11, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Bookmark this episode of Camera Ready & Abel! You will want to come back to it over and over again. Joining me to discuss RESULTS is America’s only Chief Results Officer® Blaine Oelkers who generously shares not just what you need to do to achieve results but also science-backed strategies […]

  • Goal Mapping with Midori Verity
    by Barbara Abel on October 4, 2022 at 9:50 am

    A goal map is a roadmap for your career or your life that clearly lays out your goals and objectives, and per my guest for this episode, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Fuel to Fire, Midori Verity, goal mapping is a methodology that helps you stay focused in order to accelerate your success and can […]

  • Bouncing Back When Bouncing Back is Hard with Kathleen Donnelly Israel
    by Barbara Abel on September 27, 2022 at 9:50 am

    There are so many sub-titles and themes for this episode of Camera Ready & Abel with Transformational Breathing Facilitator, Kathleen Donnelly Israel: You are never too old to learn, grow and heal Healing has no timeline - it doesn't care how old you are You will never be younger than you are […]

  • Belief to Breakthrough with Cynthia Garrett
    by Barbara Abel on September 20, 2022 at 9:50 am

    If you're not where you want to be, give yourself space to sit still and listen to this episode of Camera Ready & Abel with Cynthia Garrett. Cynthia shares with her signature grace, warmth and humor her very human story of struggle to surrender to belief to breakthrough. You'll smile, laugh, […]

  • How to Get Discovered with Vinnie Potestivo
    by Barbara Abel on September 13, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Do you feel like you are the world's best-kept secret? Are you stumped on how to stand out from the crowd in your space? My dear friend Vinnie Potestivo - multimedia advisor, celebrity brand executive and host of the podcast, I Have a Podcast, returns to Camera Ready & Abel to generously share […]

  • The Power of Publicity with Brielle Cotterman
    by Barbara Abel on September 6, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Publicity has changed dramatically in my lifetime. Heck, it's changed a lot in the past few years. But The Power of Publicity remains something every business owner, subject expert and performer needs to harness. My guest for this episode, Brielle Cotterman, is a Publicity Expert and […]

  • Storytelling Through a Lens with Michael Nigro
    by Barbara Abel on August 30, 2022 at 9:51 am

    It fills my heart to discuss Storytelling Through a Lens with my long-time friend, six-time Emmy-nominated writer-director and multimedia journalist, Michael Nigro, on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel. Michael brings heart, humanity and a powerful, fresh perspective to everything he does […]

  • Nicstalgia: Super Fans, Selling Out, and Personal Growth
    by Barbara Abel on August 23, 2022 at 9:50 am

    This is a special episode of the podcast because while I'm away enjoying a holiday with my family I am sharing my episode as a guest on Nicole Tremaglio’s podcast, Nicstalgia, where I had a blast going deep discussing what I love to talk about pop culture, change, and personal growth.  If you're […]

  • NonFiction Branding™ with DP Knudten
    by Barbara Abel on August 16, 2022 at 9:50 am

    It’s time to deliver an impactful lesson on branding that will change how you think of the subject forever. Here to deliver the message on Camera Ready & Abel is DP Knudten, Chief Collaborator at his business, Collaborator Creative. DP is the author of the must read, NONFICTION […]

  • Keeping the Blinders On with Katie Linendoll
    by Barbara Abel on August 9, 2022 at 9:50 am

    I strive to deliver positive, actionable takeaways at Camera Ready & Abel but this is an especially inspiring episode! It's not easy to stay the course in pursuit of your dreams. There's a constant din of outside noise, opinions, societal pressure and your own gremlins. Katie Linendoll shares […]

  • Approval with Chris Witherspoon
    by Barbara Abel on August 2, 2022 at 9:50 am

    We can give approval, we can receive approval and very often we put too much time and energy into seeking approval. As a recovering people pleaser, I know this well.   My guest for this episode of Camera Ready & Abel, entertainment journalist, producer, and entrepreneur Chris Witherspoon, gets […]

  • Intellectual Property with Francesca Witzburg
    by Barbara Abel on July 26, 2022 at 9:57 am

    You don't know how little you know about Intellectual Property (IP) until you interview an attorney specializing in IP on your podcast. I don't think I've ever taken so many notes during a recording of Camera Ready & Abel before. For the uninitiated, Intellectual Property is defined by the […]

  • Marketing with Brian Patacca
    by Barbara Abel on July 19, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Grab your journal. This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is full of nuggets you're going to want to remember. My nourishing conversation with life, business and career coach, Brian Patacca, begins with marketing and ends with dignity and respect. Along the way, Brian reframes the entire concept […]

  • Building Community vs. Building Audience with Nicole Tremaglio
    by Barbara Abel on July 12, 2022 at 9:54 am

    One of the best parts of having a podcast is being able to explore interesting ideas with interesting people. It was my pleasure to be a guest on the Nicstalgia podcast with host Nicole Tremaglio and something Nicole mentioned in that conversation about the difference between building community […]

  • Feedback with Alan Ibbotson
    by Barbara Abel on July 5, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Giving and receiving feedback is essential to camera readiness and a hallmark of leadership. But it strikes fear into the hearts of so many of us. I said feedback but you heard criticism, shame, what you did wrong. Here to reclaim FEEDBACK from its negative reputation is returning podcast champion, […]

  • From Post to Published with Cathy Pedrayes
    by Barbara Abel on June 28, 2022 at 9:53 am

    I talk about tapping into your superpowers all the time to grow your business and make an impact on the world. Cathy Pedrayes tapped into her innate ability as a well-prepared, analytical thinker to make complicated information around cybersecurity super simple and digestible, combined it with her […]

  • How to Build with Lauren Maillian
    by Barbara Abel on June 21, 2022 at 9:51 am

    To build means to make, by putting together parts and materials. It's a powerful, positive, active verb. This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is a master class in How to Build with brand strategist, change agent, marketing maverick and investor, Lauren Maillian. Lauren shared so much valuable […]

  • Career Transitions with Nick Duerden
    by Barbara Abel on June 14, 2022 at 9:54 am

    One of the best parts of having a podcast is getting to talk to interesting people about topics I find interesting.   According to research, you and I will have up to seven careers in a lifetime with an average of 12 different jobs (I think I'm on career #5) so I was fascinated when I read an […]

  • The 3 Rs: Rugged, Resourceful & Resilient with Roni Selig and Marcie Mulé
    by Barbara Abel on June 7, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Roni Selig and Marcie Mulé are legends in the unscripted television world and you'll understand why after listening to this episode presented by the 3 Rs to Building a Sustainable and Successful Career: Rugged, Resourceful, and Resilient. Creatives that they are, they couldn't stop with the 3 R's […]

  • Owning It with Sean DeSimone
    by Barbara Abel on May 31, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Owning it means taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions, and in the camera ready world owning it is essential to how you show up. I'm thrilled my dear friend, casting director, coach, actor and documentary filmmaker, Sean De Simone, is here to go deep with stories of transformation and […]

  • Budget with Stacey Linderman
    by Barbara Abel on May 24, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Budget maybe one of the, um, least sexy words in the Camera Ready & Abel lexicon but one of the most essential. A key to success is treating your career like the business that it is and that requires a budget. My guest for this episode, Stacey Linderman, founder and principal consultant at A6 […]

  • Connection with Kamie Crawford
    by Barbara Abel on May 17, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Connection is one of the essential C's to being camera ready - connection to the camera, to the content, to the audience and connection to yourself. I first met my guest for this episode, Kamie Crawford, when she was a 19 year-old college student, working model and recent Miss Teen USA with big […]

  • It’s All About Storytelling with Bill Brand
    by Barbara Abel on May 10, 2022 at 9:50 am

    My guest for this episode, Bill Brand, is a storyteller par excellence. He began his far-ranging career in local news with stops along with way at VH1, Lifetime, HSN and Carnival Cruise Lines before becoming CEO of fashion retailer Rue 21 with 700 stores in 45 states, a robust ecommerce business […]

  • Making Change with Cindy Gallop
    by Barbara Abel on May 3, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Making change means taking creative action to solve a social problem and my guest for this episode of Camera Ready & Abel, Cindy Gallop, Founder & CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn, is making change to how we think about sexual values and behaviors in her necessary and trailblazing platform. The […]

  • Create Your Yes with Angela Marie Hutchinson
    by Barbara Abel on April 26, 2022 at 9:50 am

    From birth it's estimated we hear the word no 400x per day. It's amazing we try anything new because that's a lot of negative and limiting conditioning. In this episode, the dynamic polymath, Angela Marie Hutchinson, explains the life skill I wish I'd learned a lot sooner: How to redirect your no's […]

  • Emotional Intelligence with Alex Yaroslavsky
    by Barbara Abel on April 19, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Alex Yaro, mediator, executive coach, conflict resolution expert and my guest for this episode, boldly asks on the home page of his website, ConflictYes.com: How much energy do you waste avoiding conflict?  If you've never stopped to think about this - and how it impacts your life - you're not […]

  • Form Follows Feeling with Suchi Reddy
    by Barbara Abel on April 12, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Suchi Reddy is a poet of space. Long before I met Suchi, I fell in love with her work when I experienced the Connective Project in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, an installation of 7,000 glorious, yellow, flower-like pinwheels that filled me with happy. Years later when I met Suchi through our mutual […]

  • Future Proof Your Career with Evan Shapiro
    by Barbara Abel on April 5, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Evan Shapiro is the Unofficial Official Cartographer of the Media Universe and I am a happy subscriber to his must read newsletter Media War & Peace so I immediately stopped what I was doing when an edition landed in my inbox with the subtitle: Future-proof your career. I want to future-proof […]

  • Could it be Possible with Dan Austin
    by Barbara Abel on March 29, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Audrey Hepburn reminded us to look at impossible in a new way: Im Possible. Dan Austin, founder of the 88bikes Foundation asks every day: could it be possible? Spoiler alert: The answer is an enthusiastic YES! as Dan joins me on this optimistic episode of Camera Ready & Abel to discuss how a […]

  • Audacity with Zahra Rasool
    by Barbara Abel on March 22, 2022 at 9:50 am

    If you are a regular listener of Camera Ready & Abel - and I hope you are! - you know that getting unstuck and stepping out of the messy middle are recurring themes. This often requires audacity, the willingness to take bold risks. My guest for this episode, Zahra Rasool, is a two-time Emmy […]

  • Nice or Necessary with Mary Lengle
    by Barbara Abel on March 15, 2022 at 9:50 am

    On this episode of Camera Ready & Abel, my dear friend, producer, content strategist and co-founder of Cogorno Golf, Mary Lengle poses a question that has been a game changer for me in how I approach my business and life: IS IT NICE or IS IT NECESSARY? Marinate on this for a moment. At any […]

  • Creativity with Maria Brito
    by Barbara Abel on March 8, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Fact: Everyone can be creative. And yet...somewhere along the line many of us buy into the idea that we are not creative. This episode of Camera Ready & Abel is dedicated to debunking that myth and our guide to reclaiming our creativity is Maria Brito, an award-winning New York City-based […]

  • Directing Talent with Michael A. Simon
    by Barbara Abel on March 1, 2022 at 10:50 am

    One of the best parts of having my podcast is reconnecting with people I haven't spoken to in too long and on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel I enjoy a long overdue chat about directing talent, building trust, leadership, communication, imposter syndrome and the unique thrill of directing […]

  • Grit with Babette Perry
    by Barbara Abel on February 22, 2022 at 10:50 am

    The ability to persevere has come up in most of the conversations I’ve had on Camera Ready & Abel. Things take time and few things go as planned.  Life takes GRIT and my good friend Babette Perry joins me to dig deeper into the world of resilience and long term goals. In this episode we look […]

  • Loving your Anxiety with Heather Hans
    by Barbara Abel on February 15, 2022 at 10:50 am

    I used to think anxiety was people hyperventilating into paper bags in the movies. Now I realize healthy anxiety keeps me from getting hit by cars when I cross the street and unhealthy anxiety keeps me from trying things that help me grow as a person and develop in my career.   My guest on this […]

  • Visual Style with Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk
    by Barbara Abel on February 8, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Looking and feeling your best are core principles of being camera-ready and on this episode, I get schooled in the psychology of getting dressed, enclosed cognition and how it can make or break your audition, job interview or first date with mother-daughter duo Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk, […]

  • Owning Your Glow with Sir John Barnett
    by Barbara Abel on February 1, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Beauty is an inside job, not something you put on.   Sir John shares so many stop-what-you're-doing-and-listen insights in this episode including:   Love your body from the inside out. Look at aging as Glowing Up Beauty is an action Beauty is finding and sharing your voice Beauty is being an […]

  • PR for Anyone with Christina Daves
    by Barbara Abel on January 25, 2022 at 10:50 am

    No media contacts? No problem. Christina Daves has got you! Christina Daves, PR Strategist, is the best-selling author of, PR for Anyone™ - 100+ Affordable Ways to Easily Create Buzz for Your Business, and the #1 best-selling book, The DIY Guide to FREE Publicity that shares her journey of […]

  • Decide with Beth Lapides
    by Barbara Abel on January 18, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Things take a long time to begin is but one of the brilliant takeaways from this episode of Camera Ready & Abel with Beth Lapides exploring everything that goes into making a decision (even when we think we're avoiding them) from her new audio book, So You Need to Decide…a series of intimate […]

  • The Best of Rob Shuter
    by Barbara Abel on January 11, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Including only one Rob Shuter quote in the 2021 Best of episode did not do him justice for all the real talk and advice he imparted on the Camera Ready & Abel audience while a guest on episode 11, TRANSFORMATION with Rob Shuter. That is why I decided to compile a medley of  Rob Shuter-isms in […]

  • Best of 2021: Insights & Highlights
    by Barbara Abel on January 4, 2022 at 10:50 am

    It’s not uncommon for me to be stopped in my tracks by the brilliance spoken by the generous guests that have joined the Camera Ready and Abel podcast this past year.  Of the wise words shared, certain consistent themes have emerged. In this episode I highlight two of them: No very often leads […]

  • Entertaining with Sean De Simone
    by Barbara Abel on December 28, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Imagine, if instead of striving to be perfect, you strived to be entertaining? My pal Sean De Simone returns to Camera Ready and Abel to tell us why perfect is boring and how ENTERTAINING will get you noticed! Sean is an expert in TV Host and Brand Spokesperson casting, having worked extensively […]

  • Augmented Reality with Rakia Reynolds
    by Barbara Abel on December 21, 2021 at 10:50 am

    When I sat down to speak with Rakia Reynolds - thought leader, tastemaker and gamechanger - about AUGMENTED REALITY for this episode, I had no idea how many ways I'd been using AR for years plus its infinite potential to enhance my business. I'm still processing all the ways Rakia opened my eyes […]

  • Find Your Difference with Austin McGhie
    by Barbara Abel on December 14, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Why fit in when you can stand out?! is one of my mantras so I was over the moon when Alan Ibbotson (episode 6 "Resilience) introduced me to my guest for this episode, Austin McGhie, the visionary author of "Find Your Difference: Challenging Conformity in Business and in Life.” Just like we value […]

  • Breaking Barriers with Erin Ashley Simon
    by Barbara Abel on December 7, 2021 at 10:50 am

    A barrier is an obstacle that prevents movement or access and we all encounter them from time to time on our career paths. My guest for this episode, Erin Ashley Simon, is a true trailblazer who has been making a significant impact in e-sports and media for years with a singular, hopeful vision. […]

  • Bevelations with Bevy Smith
    by Barbara Abel on November 30, 2021 at 10:50 am

    “Do The Work, Identify Your Intentions, Know Your Worth, Don’t Be Tempted By Shiny & know that things are subject to change so REMAIN OPEN” – Bevy Smith What do you get when you mix essential words of wisdom with unapologetic boldness and heart? You get a BEVELATION! Joining me on this […]

  • Calmfidence® with Patricia Stark
    by Barbara Abel on November 23, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Confidence is the fuel that drives us toward our ambitions, and calm eases the way. And when the two states combine, they form a magical and powerful combination. It is also nearly universal that everyone - even the most seasoned speakers - at some point feels pangs of anxiety before presenting. […]

  • Change with Matt Wells
    by Barbara Abel on November 16, 2021 at 10:50 am

    As Heraclitus said 2500 years ago: The only constant is change. Duly noted, but...humans are creatures of habit and change is often scary. Fear and uncertainty go hand in hand. Joining me to discuss the importance and impact of CHANGE is actor, writer and musician, Matt Wells. In our conversation […]

  • The Power of Ritual with Carlos Greer
    by Barbara Abel on November 9, 2021 at 10:50 am

    I am a big believer in daily rituals. I don't have the same work schedule every day so I find simple, thoughtful daily disciplines enormously impactful in helping me focus, manage stress, gain clarity and perspective, creative breakthroughs and approach each day with enthusiasm. Here to discuss the […]

  • Representation with Nancy Redd
    by Barbara Abel on November 2, 2021 at 9:50 am

    It's a core human desire to be seen and I am thrilled to be joined by author, on-air host and truth-teller Nancy Redd to discuss the importance of REPRESENTATION. Nancy has been slaying taboos and normalizing stories that traditionally exist in the margins for as long as I have known her from her […]

  • Headshots with Nick Coleman
    by Barbara Abel on October 26, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Being camera ready for photographs is as important as being camera ready for video, and yet, how much thought did you put into preparing for the photo(s) you use in your LinkedIn profile, on your website and the social media content in between? I had a recent photoshoot with my go-to photographer, […]

  • Holistic with Hilary Russo
    by Barbara Abel on October 19, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Are you on the fast track to burn out? In a culture of DO, DO, DO the reminder to also BE is critical to your wellness and overall success. Combat fatigue, limiting beliefs, and emotional blocks with a HOLISTIC approach.  So where do you start? Right here! Joining me on this episode of Camera […]

  • Positivity with Dave Noll
    by Barbara Abel on October 12, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Grab a wheelbarrow because you're going to need one to carry all the gems that my guest, Dave Noll, drops in this episode of Camera Ready & Abel. It will only take you a few seconds to feel this week's theme - POSITIVITY - in Dave's energy as he generously walks through the mindset, technique […]

  • Confidence with Delina Medhin
    by Barbara Abel on October 5, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Confidence is an inside job and believing in your enoughness is a forever journey but there are easy, actionable steps you can take every day in your confidence building.   Joining me on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel is makeup artist, content creator and beautypreneur Delina Medhin, who […]

  • Relatable with Rachel DeAlto
    by Barbara Abel on September 28, 2021 at 9:50 am

    The good people at Merriam-Webster define RELATABLE as possible to understand, like, or have sympathy for because of similarities to oneself or one's own experiences. Being relatable is a critical, contemporary skill because if I can see myself in some aspect of you, your values or your situation, […]

  • Adaptable with DeDe Brown
    by Barbara Abel on September 21, 2021 at 9:50 am

    You've likely seen this quote attributed to Charles Darwin: It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change. My guest for this episode of Camera, Ready & Abel, DeDe Brown, Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing and […]

  • Community with Shay Holland
    by Barbara Abel on September 14, 2021 at 9:50 am

    COMMUNITY is a feeling of fellowship with others whether virtual or in real life. It feels good to be in community. This is especially true for creatives who often work alone in highly competitive fields. My guest for this episode of Camera Ready & Abel, TV host, actress and entrepreneur Shay […]

  • Hope with Danielle Gelfand
    by Barbara Abel on September 7, 2021 at 9:50 am

    HOPE is both a verb and a noun and I learned so much talking about hope with multi-platform storyteller and executive producer Danielle Gelfand on this episode of Camera Ready & Abel: Hope and resilience go hand in hand Some chance of a positive outcome is better than no chance, and worth […]

  • Voice with Maria Pendolino
    by Barbara Abel on August 31, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Your voice is one of your greatest assets and instrumental to your success. And, in case you haven't noticed, “we are living in a voice-first world,”  per my guest for this episode of Camera, Ready & Abel, award-winning voice actor and voiceover artist, Maria Pendolino, (who is also the […]

  • Healing with Seth Eliot Santoro
    by Barbara Abel on August 24, 2021 at 9:50 am

    “To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.” -Stephen Levine The news cycle has been especially difficult lately. I know I've been struggling, feeling a lot of sorrow and helplessness, which is why it's timely that my guest for this episode is of Camera Ready […]

  • Care with Sian-Pierre Regis
    by Barbara Abel on August 17, 2021 at 9:50 am

    The CARE you demonstrate in your day-to-day life can have an enormous impact on those around you. It sends a message of value, worth, and appreciation for someone or something- and the world can use as much of those good vibes as possible! My guest for this episode is Director and activist, […]

  • Resilient with Elizabeth Wagmeister
    by Barbara Abel on August 10, 2021 at 9:50 am

    RESILIENT is a mindset - and a choice. It means to be able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. If you are reading this, you are resilient. You came face to face with a global pandemic that required you to adapt to an extremely difficult situation. A core principle to being a […]

  • Toxic Positivity with Dr. Darcy Sterling
    by Barbara Abel on August 3, 2021 at 9:50 am

    I am naturally optimistic. In fact, my ability to see opportunity and look at the bright side of things is a super power that has served me well in a lot of ways. But...there's a shadow side to being overly positive. Honestly, it's one more example of The Shoulds and you've likely experienced this […]

  • Color with Jill Kirsh
    by Barbara Abel on July 27, 2021 at 9:50 am

    I love COLOR. It is a powerful communication tool. Color is an exterior representation that evokes emotion, conveys a message, and affects your mood. It can also help you stand out OR it can wash you out, which is why I invited Hollywood’s Guru of Hue, Jill Kirsh, to provide color coaching so you […]

  • Adversity with Dr. Gregg Steinberg
    by Barbara Abel on July 20, 2021 at 9:50 am

    ADVERSITY is part of the human experience and learning to cope with it has shaped my life and been a great teacher of resilience. I am where I am because of experiencing loss, heartbreak and perceived failures like getting fired (more than once!).   My guest for this episode, Performance […]

  • Mentor with Aliza Licht
    by Barbara Abel on July 13, 2021 at 9:50 am

    If you're a creative, solopreneur or dreamer of big dreams it's not uncommon to feel lost in the forest from time to time as you forge your path. Sometimes you don't know where to begin or what the next best steps are, regardless if you are beginning your career, changing careers or happily […]

  • Focus with Rob Barnett
    by Barbara Abel on July 6, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Say it with me, calendars are sexy! This essential tool is built right into your phone - and is a useful catalyst for FOCUS. With everything that is competing for your energy and attention it's easy to lose focus - the subject of this episode of Camera Ready & Abel with Rob Barnett, the author […]

  • Stop Shoulding Yourself with Vivian Manning-Schaffel
    by Barbara Abel on June 29, 2021 at 9:50 am

    I get stuck in The Shoulds all the time – should be thinner, richer, more successful, blah, blah, blah – and write about it from time to time in my newsletter, blog and Facebook  community…so that’s what this episode is all about. Because Shoulding Yourself is universal. My dear pal, […]

  • Defining Success with Kerry Muzzey
    by Barbara Abel on June 22, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Big leaps, small steps, and navigating the messy middle are all part of the process when it comes to any life transition. How do you know when you are succeeding at what you set out to do, especially when it takes a heck of a long time to get there? On this episode of Camera Ready & Abel, […]

  • Your Body Language Speaks Volumes with Blanca Cobb
    by Barbara Abel on June 15, 2021 at 9:50 am

    But what do I do with my hands? maybe the question I get asked most when media training clients. What you're really asking is what do I do with my body? Your non-verbual cues account for more than 50% of how someone perceives what you are trying to communicate to them. It’s what isn’t said but […]

  • Transformation with Rob Shuter
    by Barbara Abel on June 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

    If you're looking for celebrity dish from America's #1 Gossip Columnist, Rob Shuter in this episode of Camera Ready & Abel, move along. But if you're looking for deep, actionable insights on how to transform your life/career and succeed in the media landscape, you've come to the right place.  […]

  • Make Security a Certainty with Michael Skiba
    by Barbara Abel on June 1, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Appearing on-camera is vulnerable. So is living in the digital age if you've got an email address, website and social presence. I turned to Dr. J Michael Skiba – host of Dr. Fraud TV and one of the world’s leading experts in International Financial Crime and Cyber Security – to understand […]

  • The Power of Mercury with Leslie McGuirk
    by Barbara Abel on May 25, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Mercury is the planet of communication - and completely misunderstood! Unlocking the power of Mercury and mastering your communication style could be the keys to your success. Chances are you are well aware of Mercury Retrograde - when the planet appears to orbit backwards and all sorts of […]

  • Focus on MASTERY with Phil Pallen
    by Barbara Abel on May 18, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Talent might get you in the door but it’s MASTERY that will keep you in the game - and this takes discipline and dedication. Command authority in your field and step into your zone of genius with Brand Strategist, Phil Pallen.  Phil joins me, Barbara Barna Abel, on this episode of Camera Ready […]

  • Access is Power with Nora Ali
    by Barbara Abel on May 11, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Access to ideas and information is one of the core reasons I launched Camera Ready & Abel and why I was incredibly excited to jump into the topic of Access with Nora Ali - CEO and Co-Founder of a new media venture that is driven in part by the mission to provide access to spaces, people and […]

  • Resilience with Alan Ibbotson
    by Barbara Abel on May 4, 2021 at 8:50 am

    “No one ever failed in Hollywood, they just quit too soon.” -Anonymous Strengthen your RESILIENCE muscle, with Changeologist & Executive Coach, Alan Ibbotson, on this episode of Camera Ready and Abel. Alan is the Founder of The Trampoline Group, and the host of the Wisdom You Didn't Ask For […]

  • Authenticity is a Process, Not Just a Buzzword with Sean De Simone
    by Barbara Abel on April 27, 2021 at 8:50 am

    In the world of buzz words, AUTHENTICITY reigns supreme. Like most things in life, showing up authentically is about the journey and not a destination you arrive at overnight. The world of acting can be a great teacher of what it takes to be emotionally honest and true to yourself. On this episode […]

  • Boundaries with Terri Cole
    by Barbara Abel on April 20, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Are you a boundary master or a boundary disaster? Negotiate for your needs by learning the language of boundaries with Terri Cole, licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert. Terri inspires over 250,000 people weekly through her blog, social media platform, signature courses, and her popular […]

  • To Become Known You Must First Become Known to Yourself with Candis Hickman
    by Barbara Abel on April 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Becoming known is not just about being visible in the public eye, it’s also about enhancing your quantity and quality of giving.  Can you imagine your reach if you stood - deeply rooted, connected, and unapologetically - putting yourself out there with an unwavering belief that your audience is […]

  • Empowerment with Dr. Dave Montgomery
    by Barbara Abel on April 6, 2021 at 3:30 am

    What do Star Wars’ Obi Wan Kenobi, Matrix’s Neo, and The Good Doctor Dave Montgomery have in common? They believe in the force that is already within themselves, and each of us. Empowerment is the seed from which this beautiful conversation between Barbara Barna Abel and Dr. Dave Montgomery […]

  • Growth with Vinnie Potestivo
    by Barbara Abel on April 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Cyclical in nature, personal growth has a direct impact on professional growth and visa versa. Seeds are planted, growth blossoms, and new life breeds new possibilities. Vinnie Potestivo, Multimedia Advisor, Celebrity Brand Executive, and the founder of Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment, inc. has a […]

  • Camera Ready & Abel Trailer
    by Barbara Abel on January 22, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Hi, I’m Barbara Barna Abel. Welcome to "Camera Ready & Abel" the podcast that explores the intersection of Media and Personal Growth. Join me weekly for the media insights and stay for the transformation.    Whether you’re looking to build more credibility, gain more career […]