On-Camera Performance Coach

I have worked as an on-camera performance coach since 2008, consulting executives, performers, and students in Zoom presenting, hosting, interviewing through online platforms, and live reporting. I teach people how to overcome nervousness on camera, what to wear, where to look, and how to adjust on-camera habits that negatively affect the performance. My clients have gone on to become expert Zoom and Google meeting leads and live show hosts. Hire me!

I have worked as an on-camera performance coach since 2008, consulting executives, performers, and students in Zoom presenting, hosting, interviewing through online platforms, and live reporting. I teach people how to overcome nervousness on camera, what to wear, where to look, and how to adjust on-camera habits that negatively affect the performance. My clients have gone on to become expert Zoom and Google meeting leads and live show hosts. Hire me!

Television News Reporter/Anchor

I worked as a TV News Reporter and Anchor in San Francisco and other Northern California markets over an eleven-year period. As a general assignment reporter, I produced, shot, wrote, edited, and presented stories live for multiple newscasts. I use this experience to help my on-camera performance clients shoot on-camera segments for resume reels.

Actor/Host

I am a Screen Actors Guild member and have acted in two network television shows and several short films. I host corporate videos, employee training videos, online seminars, and online courses around on-camera performance.

Communications Professor

I have taught on-camera performance to hundreds of students, at four universities, over the past eleven years. Courses I built and deliver are taught at San Francisco State University and now at the University of San Diego. For the past year, I have executed all of my teaching through Zoom. I work with students on how to produce, write, and perform on-camera segments for broadcast. I also work with them on marketing and branding themselves through building websites, social media, blogs, and YouTube channels.

I have worked as a Career Services Manager, helping graduates write strong resumes and cover letters. I then guide them in effective interviewing through platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts. I’ve built and cultivated relationships with graduates who have gone on to host news broadcasts, podcasts, radio shows and sideline television sports broadcasts. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Radio and Television.

Speaker

I speak to small groups and at large conferences around empowerment and finding the courage to conquer fears that hold us back. My keynote focuses on dropping the stories that tell us we can’t. Specifically, I challenge people to tap into the stories they tell themselves: I’m not educated enough, I’m not experienced enough, worthy enough, talented enough— to pursue my dreams. Through sharing how I moved through grief and away from the victim story I once told myself, I motivate my audience to believe, like I do today, that we are absolutely capable of making our dreams a reality.

Published Author

I am a published author with a book and dozens of pieces published on platforms like HuffPost Personal, Tiny Buddha, and Elephant Journal. My writing balances heavy topics with humor and includes everything from feeling foolish in yoga class, to moving through grief and trauma, belonging, world travel, and love. I have used my media training to publicize my book in live television broadcasts, podcasts, radio shows and in print. These are the skills I pass on to my on-camera performance students and clients. Check out mkennedywriter.com to see more of my published work.