The Kerry Barrett Show

Unlock your on-camera potential with this show! Boost visibility, engage audiences, fully leverage the lens and drive sales. Join Kerry Barrett, an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, for insights on maximizing your VIQ (that's Video IQ). Explore more at And if you want to know how bad you are on camera... really, take the quiz here.

Episode 43: The Pitch Perfect Framework
Are you a small business owner looking to secure media appearances? In my latest podcast episode, I shared my Pitch Perfect framework, designed to help entrepreneurs succeed in pitching to the media. I discussed the key elements of a successful pitch, including purpose, impact, target audience, credibility, and the hook. I also provided real-life examples and practical tips for crafting your own winning pitch. If you're ready to take your business to the next level with media exposure, check out the full episode for valuable insights!
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Episode 42: Speaker Toolkit Essentials: Online ...
In this episode, we have a deep dive into the world of speaker reels and the transformative impact they can have on an audience. Our guest, Cam Beaudoin, expertly guides us through the essential elements of a compelling speaker reel, from capturing the audience's attention to leveraging media appearances for credibility. We also uncover the power of storytelling and the importance of continual growth in pursuit of higher-level speaking engagements. This episode is packed with valuable insights to elevate your public speaking game. So, grab your headphones and get ready to take your speaking skills to the next level!
32 min
Episode 41: Funny Job Interviews
In the latest episode of The Kerry Barrett Show, I shared some crazy job interview stories from my past, and you won't believe the kind of questions I've been asked! From questionable interview vibes to unexpected inquiries, I've had my fair share of interesting encounters on the job hunt. Tune in to get a good laugh and some valuable insights into navigating the world of job interviews. Can't wait for you to listen in and share your own job interview experiences! Don't forget to check out the full episode on The Kerry Barrett Show for more entertaining and insightful content. Thank you for your continued support! 🎧 #TheKerryBarrettShow #JobInterviews #PodcastEpisode #CareerInsights
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Episode 40: Standing Out on LinkedIn Personal B...
How can revealing personal details on LinkedIn profiles, such as hobbies, beliefs, and values, help individuals in the legal and financial advisory fields stand out and connect with potential clients? In this episode, Kerry is joined by the fabulous Danielle Hughes from More Than Words Marketing as they dive into the power of personal branding on LinkedIn. They discuss how revealing personal details and sharing stories sets individuals apart and builds trust with clients in the legal and financial advisory fields. The conversation emphasizes the importance of authenticity, consistency, and vulnerability when creating a strong personal brand, and highlights the impact of engaging employees as brand ambassadors. Join Kerry and Danielle and get ready for an engaging discussion on the art of personal branding and the role of LinkedIn in building thought leadership and connecting with potential clients.
37 min
Episode 39 Courage in Action with the World's M...
Unlock the extraordinary potential within you with Episode 39 of The Kerry Barrett Show! Join Laban Ditchburn, hailed as the world's best courage coach, as he unveils the secrets to harnessing courage for transformative change. Tune in for practical tips and engaging stories to help you unlock your courage and lead with impact. Here are the key takeaways: Courage Transforms Lives: Laban's journey highlights how courage can lead to miraculous outcomes, both personally and professionally. Believe in Your Worth: Recognize your value and don't hesitate to ask for what you deserve, setting boundaries in business and personal relationships. Overcome Limiting Beliefs: Challenge negative self-talk and limiting beliefs, replacing them with empowering thoughts that propel you forward. Courage in Action: Take bold action, even in the face of adversity, and watch as opportunities unfold. Inspire Others: Laban's story serves as inspiration to empower others to embrace their courage and lead lives of purpose. Don't miss this insightful conversation! 🎙️
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Episode 38: Unveiling Vulnerability and Buildin...
In this episode, we talked about overcoming perfectionism and embracing a mindset of progress. Our guest Matt Drinkhahn shared personal experiences, practical tips, and a 4-step process for managing emotions. We discussed the impact of perfectionism in business and personal growth, and how to confront fears and obstacles with grace and patience. Join us in empowering yourself to cultivate a positive mindset and take action towards peace, joy, and profit. Matt is an executive business coach who specializes in helping recovering perfectionists systematize their businesses for more peace, joy, and profit. With a focus on productivity, Matt recently worked with a $25,000,000 company to improve their email inbox management and organizational systems. His coaching aims to provide practical solutions for business growth and efficiency. Stay tuned for more incredible conversations on The Kerry Barrett Show.
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Episode 37 Public vs Camera: Why some excel in ...
Are you a seasoned public speaker who finds yourself stumbling when the camera starts rolling? You're not alone. In this episode, we unravel the mysteries behind why even the most confident speakers can freeze up when faced with a camera lens. We explore the nuances that make speaking on camera a distinct challenge, separate from the familiarity of addressing a live audience. Here's what to expect: 🔍 Understanding Camera Anxiety: Discover why the transition from stage to screen can induce anxiety, causing even the most eloquent speakers to falter. 💡 Confidence-Boosting Techniques: Learn practical strategies to calm those nerves and exude confidence effortlessly when speaking on camera. 🎭 Differences in Delivery: Explore the subtle yet significant variations between captivating a live audience and engaging viewers through a camera lens. Tune for an insightful discussion that promises to unlock the secrets of mastering on-screen presence. Don't miss out on leveling up your communication game, whether you're a seasoned speaker or a novice navigating the world of cameras.
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Episode 36: Developing a peak performance mindset
When it comes to being on camera, striving for peak performance is akin to delivering your best possible performance. Rather than fixating on the final outcome, it's about embracing the entire experience. This entails fully putting yourself in the task at hand when presenting something to your audience. To have a peak performance mindset, you need to train your mind just like athletes train their bodies. This involves learning to concentrate, visualize success, and manage your emotions effectively. When you can do this, you'll be in the best possible position to showcase your talents whenever you're on camera. For a deeper exploration of developing a peak performance mindset, don't miss our latest episode.
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Episode 35: Good On Camera, But Not Really Good...
Ever wondered why some actors captivate audiences on screen but grapple with anxiety when they step out of character? Don't miss out on our insightful discussion as we delve into this fascinating topic. 🔍 WHAT TO EXPECT: -Discover the reasons behind actors' nervousness in real life despite their on-screen prowess. -Hear personal stories and experiences. -Gain valuable tips and strategies for managing off-camera anxiety. -Explore the intricate relationship between performance and personal identity. Whether you're a fan of film and television or simply curious about human behavior, this episode promises to offer valuable insights into the fascinating world of actors' off-camera jitters. Tune in to The Kerry Barrett Show and join us as we demystify the actor's experience! Confident On-Camera Strategy Call:
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Episode 34: Take me as I am vs Perfectionism
We're talking about how we balance being real with striving for perfection in how we communicate. In this episode, I'll share stories that show the struggle between being authentic and trying to be flawless. You'll hear about people like Mike, who got caught up in trying to be perfect and ended up feeling stressed and distant from their audience. On the other hand, we'll look at those who push for being totally real, even if it means being less professional. I'll give you practical tips on finding the right mix between being yourself and meeting your audience's expectations. We'll dive into personal stories and advice so you can communicate in a way that feels genuine and impactful. If you want to understand how being authentic while still aiming for excellence can build stronger connections, this episode is for you! Tune in now!
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Episode 33: Personality for Professional Commun...
"If you can get your audience to smile or laugh and the rest of your message is on point, you're 90% of the way there." Unveil the sweet spot between personality and professionalism in virtual communication. In the latest episode of The Kerry Barrett Show, we dive deep into the power of personality in communication and professional presentation. Here are three key takeaways from this thought-provoking discussion: 1️⃣ Breaking down a 3-minute story into modules, utilizing the "accordion method" to adapt the story to different formats and time constraints. 2️⃣ Learn the balance between the "Winston Churchill standard" and the "take me as I am standard" to make your individual style shine. 3️⃣ Embrace infotainment and edutainment to engage your audience. Combine information and entertainment, incorporate relatable stories and natural humor to capture attention and create impactful and memorable content. Tune in to the full episode to discover more insights on leveraging personality for impact and memorability in professional communication.
37 min
Episode 32: Proxemics
Get ready to explore the world of #Proxemics and how it affects video chats! We'll talk about how different distances between people on screen can impact how we feel and how we lead. Proxemics is all about the space between people when they interact. It's super important for making online conversations feel natural and for making our message stronger. Understanding this can help us reach more people, build trust, and make our brand known online. We'll dive into why it's essential to know about proxemics in online chats and how it can make us better leaders. Join us on Episode 32: Proxemics to learn some cool insights and tips you can use right away! 🎙️
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Episode 31: Looking Nervous vs Feeling Nervous
Join me on The Kerry Barrett Show as we explore the difference between looking nervous and feeling nervous. As a communication expert, I've dedicated years to exploring how style versus substance impacts public speaking. In this episode, we'll unpack the significance of vocal variety and body language in captivating your audience, and I'll share strategies for overcoming nervousness and handling mistakes like a pro.
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Episode 30: Creating Content and Live Streaming...
In this episode of The Kerry Barrett Show, we're diving into Creating Content and Live Streaming Strategies with our guest Chris Hennessy, Founder and Executive Producer of HIP Productions. We'll explore how live streaming can help you grow personally and in your business. We'll chat about the benefits of live streaming and how to keep your audience engaged. From being yourself and building your personal brand to connecting with your audience on a deeper level, our guest shares some great tips and stories. Learn how to use live streaming to create content that resonates with your audience and get practical advice on engaging with them effectively. We'll also talk about using social media, staying consistent, and turning mistakes into opportunities to connect even more with your audience. Join us for a fun and insightful chat on The Kerry Barrett Show and level up your live streaming game!
40 min
Episode 29: Strategies to Minimize Filler Words
How important is it to be aware of filler words when presenting to a live audience, and how can excessive use of filler words affect your credibility In this episode, Kerry Barrett shares insights on reducing filler words and embracing silence for impactful communication. Uncover the science behind reducing filler words and discover ways to become a more confident and effective communicator with Kerry's expert tips. Perfect your presentation game and captivate your audience with ease! Tune in to The Kerry Barrett Show for tips and tricks to level up your public speaking!
22 min
Episode 28: Online Course Success Secrets with ...
In the latest episode of The Kerry Barrett Show, we had the pleasure of hosting Jeff Walker, bestselling author of "Launch," renowned for his expertise in guiding individuals on how to successfully launch and sell online courses, products, and services.
31 min
Episode 27: LinkedIn Profile Optimization and S...
Learn how to effectively communicate your values, skills, and experiences, allowing others to see the person behind your LinkedIn profile. Join us in this insightful episode as we delve into the art of LinkedIn Profile Optimization and Storytelling with our special guest, Donna Serdula. Donna, the founder and president of Vision Board Media, a leading professional branding company, shares her expertise in helping individuals and companies craft compelling narratives on LinkedIn and beyond. Discover the secrets to enhancing your professional presence and effectively telling your unique story to stand out in the digital landscape.
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Episode 26: Aesthetics with a Purpose
Join me, Kerry Barrett, as we explore the profound impact of aesthetics on on-camera presence. Discover the significance of colors like black, white, and navy blue, and how they shape perception. Gain insights into navigating on-camera appearances, leveraging colors, avoiding distracting patterns, and meeting dress code expectations. Whether a seasoned pro or newcomer, I'll share practical tips to enhance your visual presence. Every moment on camera is a performance—your appearance is a potent tool for maintaining interest and credibility. Tune in for valuable insights to create a compelling on-camera presence.
24 min
Episode 25: The Founder Stories
In this insightful episode, Patrice Poltzer, a renowned storytelling strategist, shares her expertise on crafting compelling founder stories that resonate with audiences. Patrice delves into the importance of authenticity, vulnerability, and strategic storytelling for entrepreneurs looking to connect with their audience. She explores the process of identifying key moments in one's life, understanding audience psychographics, and leveraging AI for enhanced emotional connection. Join the conversation and explore the nuances of founder storytelling and its transformative impact on businesses.
67 min
Episode 24: Blooming Beyond Limits
In this episode, personal branding expert Treva Graves shares her inspiring journey from childhood insecurities to overcoming school bullying and building confidence. The turning point in her life came with a decision to take control, seeking mentorship, and participating in pageants. She introduces, the "Flourish Women's Retreat," offering relaxation and coping strategies at Riverbend Retreat in Florida from February 16-18, 2024. Listeners receive a special discount on the retreat, and Treva directs them to the Rebel Restore Retreats landing page For more insights, her website, Bloom Personal Branding, serves as a comprehensive resource.
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Episode 23: Is It Too Late For You To Start On ...
In this episode of The Kerry Barrett Show, Kerry tackles the question of whether it's too late to get into the video game. She reassures listeners that there is still room for them, even if they're just starting out. While it may seem like everyone is creating video content, Kerry explains that the majority of business owners and professionals are actually just digital lurkers, consuming content without creating their own. She encourages listeners to focus on their target audience and provide valuable content, as there is plenty of room for new ideas and personal brand growth. Kerry emphasizes that now is the time to get started and not give up.
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Episode 22: On-Camera Delivery and Media Training
In this episode, Kerry Barrett discusses the importance of on-camera delivery and media training for both marketing and sales purposes. She emphasizes the significance of camera presence on social media platforms, as well as the use of long-form live videos in webinars, podcasts, and masterclasses. Kerry highlights the alarming statistic that 63% of people leave webinars, even if they've paid for them, due to the host being boring. She stresses the need for effective presentation skills on camera and mentions that logistical aspects such as lighting, audio, and setting up the shot can be easily fixed once you know how.
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Episode 21: The Art of Self Redesign A Conversa...
Kris shares her journey of transitioning from a successful career in Silicon Valley to pursuing her new dreams and how she helps others do the same. Tune in to learn more about finding fulfillment after 40.
33 min
Episode 20: Building Trust Through Podcasting w...
Uncover the strategies, techniques, and authentic approaches to connect with your audience on a deeper level. Sheryl shares her experiences and expert insights, providing a roadmap for creating episodes that resonate and foster lasting relationships. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to elevate their trust-building game through the power of podcasting.
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Episode 19: Finding Balance in the Hustle
In this episode of The Kery Barrett Show, host Kerry Barrett welcomes guest Rachel Amarante, a wellness coach and keynote speaker. They discuss the importance of taking care of oneself and how it can be challenging in today's all-or-nothing mindset. Rachel shares her expertise in training high performers on self-care and offers insights on sustainable wellness practices. Tune in to this engaging conversation about prioritizing self-care and finding balance in life.
32 min