Camera Ready & Abel

Camera Ready & Abel

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 traction, or just want to be more comfortable on camera - this is the podcast for you! Because let’s face it, everyone needs to be camera ready these days. I have curated each episode with love, focusing on insights & 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.

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July 27, 2021 31 min

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 can clarify your message in style.

Color Expert, Jill Kirsh, has created the ultimate fashion hack with her wallet size customized swatc...

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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 Psychologist and Purpose-Driven Speaker, Dr. Gregg Steinberg, has taught me a ton about emotional toughness and turning adversity into strength. H...

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July 13, 2021 32 min
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 growing in your current career. That's why everyone needs a MENTOR - whether virtual or in real life - and my guest for this ep...
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July 6, 2021 34 min

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 of Next Job, Best Job. Rob explains how FOCUS is vital to all job seekers, how NOT to work with a**holes (amen), and other strategie...

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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, Vivian Manning-Schaffel, has taken this universal feeling to a whole new level with a brilliant piece she wrote for Shondaland, How to Stop 'Sho...

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June 22, 2021 46 min

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, modern classical and film composer, Kerry Muzzey - who has one of the most inspiring career pivot stories ever - helps me look at the measuri...

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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 seen that’s most impactful. Which is why I invited internationally recognized body language expert and TV personality, Blanca Cobb, to g...

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June 8, 2021 45 min

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. 

Rob shares one generous Shuter-ism after another from Don’t take a risk unless you are ready to win to always, ALWAYS be...

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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 practical, tactical and emotional components of security in the media space.

I tell students and clients all the time: be mindful of wha...

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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 miscommunication and tech chaos looms (honestly, sometimes I feel like I live in my own private Mercury Retrograde) but my guest Leslie McGuirk...

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May 18, 2021 38 min

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 & Abel to discuss the secret sauce to success, MASTERY. Mastery is about focused work and commitment to strengthening your skillset, so...

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May 11, 2021 38 min

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 information to help break barriers to personal and professional opportunities.

Nora is a gifted violinist and most recently covered the la...

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May 4, 2021 33 min

“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 series. Aside from 80’s Brit pop, his passion has always been the development of people and the ignition of vibrant, engaged work cult...

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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 of Camera, Ready & Abel, Barbara is joined by long time friend and colleague Sean De Simone, founder of Sean De Simone Casting and ...

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April 20, 2021 38 min

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 podcast, The Terri Cole Show

Prior to her current incarnation as a love and boundaries expert, Terri was a talent agent negotiating ...

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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 craving more of what you have to offer? Candis Hickman can! She believes you are someone worth knowing. 

Candis Hickman is a Personal Bran...

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April 5, 2021 39 min

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 sprouted. Listen in as they discuss the physics of empowerment, uncovering the power within, and Dr. Dave’s journey to becoming a cardiologist ...

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April 5, 2021 41 min

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 growth-oriented mindset that is sure to impress, inspire, and impact. 

Talent has pivoted as technology has emerged, giving us more platf...

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January 22, 2021 1 min
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 traction, or just want to be more comfortable on camera - this is the podcast for you! Because let’s face it, everyone needs to be camera ready thes...
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