The Kerry Barrett Show

Hosted ByKerry Barrett

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.

All Episodes

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!

Episode 33: Personality for Professional Communication

“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.

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! 🎙️

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.

Episode 30: Creating Content and Live Streaming Strategies

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!

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!

Episode 28: Online Course Success Secrets with Jeff Walker

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.

Episode 27: LinkedIn Profile Optimization and Storytelling

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.

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.