Eat the Lens blog



On-Camera Makeup for Men

After yesterday’s blog on makeup for women, I received many emails from men wanting to know whether they should wear makeup on-camera. YES! Never fear– you don’t need to buy a liquid

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On-Camera Makeup

Update: October, 2013– Smashbox is discontinuing its High Definition Healthy FX Foundation. In its place, they are offering their Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15. Koh Gen Do also offers a newer

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Taking a Great Headshot

If you check out my Eat The Lens logo, my website or my social media profiles, you will see my professional headshots. They were all taken by the wonderfully talented photographer, Paul

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Question: True or False–You’ve either got charisma or you don’t. Answer: True. BUT there are some things you can do to up your charisma quotient. Explanation: Some people can learn to be

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Ready for Your Closeup?

A photographer came around to take a group picture at an event I attended. And before he could get everyone arranged, a woman shouted out, “No, I need to go to the

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Presentation Skills: Voice Tips

James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman. What do they have in common besides being talented actors? They both have amazing, distinctive voices. People stop and listen when they speak. As actors, they

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Networking Success

“You always talk about being memorable. But how do I do that at a large networking event?” my client asked me. We were working on his elevator speech during one of our

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Taking Risks

The catcher threw the baseball low and out of frame to me. I caught it with one hand. (I was holding the microphone with the other.) And I quickly pulled the ball

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Memorable or Perfect?

My first TV news anchor reel wasn’t great, but at the time I thought it was perfect. Perfectly written, perfectly edited and perfectly memorized. Yes, that was the problem– perfectly memorized. We

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Fair Game

“Kill his audio NOW!” I told the satellite truck engineer. “But ESPN wants to test his audio,” he said. “They can do it later. Tell them you’re having some audio issues. And

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Every Pitch is Important

I’ve always remembered a particular shampoo commercial that we studied in one of my college classes. The screen keeps filling up with more and more people’s faces and the voiceover artist says,

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Media Training for Entrepreneurs

A couple of months ago I taped a segment with my friend, Carol Roth. She was promoting her new book, The Entrepreneur Equation, in which she offers advice to people thinking about starting their

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Coaching You To Be On Message…. On-Air, In-Person and Online.”