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A Video Recap of Some Past TV Hosting Classes!


NEW! Improv for Hosting Intensive

Thursday, July 19th – 6pm

Improv skills are at the top of the list when Producers and Casting Directors are looking for Hosts who can think on their feet, get out of their own way, and be in the moment with authenticity, ready to handle anything that’s thrown at them with Calmfidence® and a sense of humor and quick wit. Learn a special skill that is invaluable for those interested in TV hosting, anchoring and filmed industrials.

One of New York’s top Media Trainers and TV Hosting Coaches Patricia Stark teams up with Award Winning Improv Champion, Actor and Broadway Veteran Adam Sietz to offer this first time 3 hour Improv Intensive!

These skills can also be applied to public speaking and overall performance and powerful presence for actors & professionals in any industry. Lively Discussion and fun exercises will fill the evening with skills, take aways, tips and tricks that will
include:

-Let go! Just be!
-Living Life Like Nobody is Watching
-Being Present: Focused on NOW – Allows Optimum Information Download
-Increased Mental Agility – Be ready for anything – Dealing with Adversity
-Calmfidence® in Dealing with the Unexpected – Peak Performance, Even Under Pressure
-Stress and Anxiety Triggers Disappear.
-EffectiveSpontaneity – Thinking on your Feet by Not Thinking! – Trusting your gut instincts.
-Co Hosting – Increased Cooperation = Better Teamwork = Better Outcomes
-Comfort and Willingness to Risk – Set Your Specific Risk Tolerance Level.
-Humor Formulas Help Find the Funny – Non-linear thinking free association.
-Increase your “Likeability” – Truth and Authenticity Win!
-Break Down the Barriers to Your Feelings and Emotions. Turn Them Into Tools.
-Become a Master Brain-stormer
-Know You and Perfect Just the Way You Are – If You Weren’t You’d be Something Else!

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Private 1-1 Sessions are intensive 2 hour minimum blocks tailored to each individuals needs and goals. The entire two hours can be spent in front of the camera working with:

  • On-Camera Skills
  • Teleprompter
  • Working with Bullet Points
  • Ear Prompter
  • Interview skills, mock auditions, etc.- a combination of each or an intense focus on one skill. (Your scripts/talking points or scripts from our extensive library of on-air copy)
  • Attention will be given to credibility, comfort level, confidence building techniques, relaxation techniques, facial expression, cadence and timing.  Distracting visual and vocal habits.  Story telling skills, conversational vs. presentational, connection to viewers, emotional connection, topic passion & enthusiasm, and “getting into the Zone” will be assessed and strengthened.
  • The session can also be used to discuss career guidance, review resumes, demo reels, and websites, brainstorm show and segment ideas, write scripts, guidance regarding on-camera wardrobe, hair and makeup and marketing and promotion of your on-air talents to the right agents, casting directors, and production companies.

To inquire about booking a session and rate information email: dyoung@patriciastark.com 

Coaching sessions take place at The Film Center Bldg at 630 9th Ave Bet 44th and 45th Streets, NYC 14th Floor studios, M-F between 10am and 3pm.  You will be videotaped and will leave with a DVD copy of your session. (Private coaching sessions provide greater than the equivalent of a 5 week on-camera group class. You will perform a minimum of 30-40 on-camera drills during the 2 hour private session. During a 5 week group class the typical number of on-camera drills is 18 total).

  • You will also receive copies of our “10 Keys to On-Camera Presenting”
  • “The Ten Laws of TelePrompter”
  • Our Host/Presenter guide “Welcome to the Show”which also includes contact information of Hosting Agents and Production Companies who hire Hosts/On-Air Experts for shows.

Some of our recent Broadcast Network Host Coaching Projects:

•Contracted by BET to coach new hosting team of “106 & Park” 3 month period re-launch.

•Contracted by Discovery Networks to coach talent for Live Hosting Skills & Live IFB Training.

•Conducted multi-session prep for Bill & Giuliana Rancic’s NBC show “Ready for Love”, mock interviews, co-hosting skills, Teleprompter.

•Hired by OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network to coach & prep Author & Motivational Speaker Wes Moore as new host of “Beyond Belief”.

•Contracted by Fuse News to train a 7 person news team over a 4 month period for Launch of 2013 Fuse Daily News show – hosting skills, co-host skills, teleprompter, interview skills.

•Hired by FX Networks / “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” to strengthen Teleprompter reads & direct to camera hosting skills – ongoing.

•Hired by Little Acorn/Nigel Lythgoe Productions to prep Alexa Ray Joel & Ashanti for auditions for the E! show “Opening Act”, created mock interview settings, recorded & submitted auditions via web.

•Hired by Fuse to coach Mark Hoppus “Hoppus on Music” series & regularly help transition Producers to On-Air Talent.

•Hired by Viacom Logo to transition web talent to on-air talent.

•Hired by VH1 to coach Mob Wives Karen Gravano for book media tour.

•Multi-host prep for TLC’s live coverage of “The Royal Wedding”, coached Clinton Kelly for IFB training, “Say Yes to the Dress” Randy Fenoli & Monty Durham for all on-camera prep. On-Site coach live Times Square coverage.

•Prepped on-air guest experts for Martha Stewart Omnimedia multiple Today Show appearances. Coached chefs for “Everyday Food” PBS.