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Speaking Engagements

“Kerry has the entire audience energized, on their feet, laughing and learning. Highly recommend her to any audience!”

Hire Kerry to speak at your next event! Reach out to Kerry Barrett for booking info.

Bring new knowledge to your next business meeting with a speaking engagement with Emmy Award-winning anchor Kerry Barrett. In the cutthroat TV business, “adapt or die” is the unofficial motto. To be successful, you have to adapt yearly, weekly—even hourly.

Kerry can share her wisdom at lots of different types of events:

  • Corporate Events
  • Industry Associations
  • Institutional Meetings
  • Investor Engagement
  • Executive Training
  • Small-Business Team Trainings
As a seasoned keynote speaker, Kerry Barrett brings a wealth of knowledge in on-camera performance coaching, public speaking/media training space, inspiring and empowering audiences to navigate the complexities of ultimately want confidence, effective & efficient virtual communications, visibility and audience growth, leadership skills and communication skills. Known for her engaging and interactive approach, Kerry effortlessly connects with audiences, turning each keynote into a memorable experience.

The Relatability Index

Kerry has devoted years to understanding human behavior, creating a strategy that she uses with business owners, executives, and their teams. At its core: to become more influential, you must be more relatable.

The world has changed drastically over the past few years. But there’s one thing that doesn’t change: how you show up in a meaningful way. Your ability to connect with others is your competitive advantage. But many people aren’t paying attention to this skill. Guided by Kerry, you will immediately have the tools you need to get started. Learn the characteristics of relatability and why they matter. Take the Relatability Index quiz and learn what you need to change. Kerry will show you how to move away from the script and connect with others authentically—helping you to lead between the lines.

Topics in this keynote include:

  • How To Use the Undervalued Element of Relatability to Influence, Get Employee Buy-In, and Lead
  • What The Emotional and Leadership Traits of Relatability Are
  • Measure Your Own “Relatability Index” and what it means
  • Learn How to Improve Your Score
Kerry Barrett and her child sitting at her desk in front of an opened laptop and an iPad.

Kerry can speak on a variety of topics based on the needs of your particular group. The Relatability Index is one of her most popular topics for C-suite and other executive events, but Kerry engages with a wide range of topics. Some of her other popular speaking topics include:

  • Overcoming Fear
  • Taking Risks
  • On-Camera Communication
  • Video for Social Media
  • Media Training
  • Website Videos
  • Internal & External Video Communications 

If you missed the XLA event with Kerry Barrett, you missed a lot.  As someone that doesn’t like to present, I can use the tools Kerry shared to help me overcome my fear.  Kerry provided tips on how to improve your relatability and how to create a connection with an audience when presenting.  Use the “ABC” approach, Audience Before Content and connect with a person in the audience giving off a feeling of warmth.  By always reverting back to that warm person it will provide reassurance and indication on how you and the presentation are being perceived.  A bonus was Kerry’s honesty of sharing her bloopers that have occurred over her career.  Really enjoyed the afternoon. -Anonymous

Very often, corporate leaders demonstrate very extroverted personas.  In terms of Insight profiles, either red or yellow energy.  There is a great deal of value placed on being sociable and relatable.  However, for many in a wide array of engineering roles, our minds aren’t always wired in quite the same way.  Efforts in regards to team-building and to draw us out of our shells are met with skepticism and doubt as opposed to openness and fun. 
For those reasons, I was very pleasantly surprised by Kerry Barrett’s presentation at the XLA conference.  Although I met her topic with my predetermined amount of skepticism, she was able to hook my attention and never let it go.  She spoke to relatability and proved to be relatable throughout her presentation.  I didn’t get the sense that she was preaching from a list of prescribed suggestions but rather that she had the lived experience to speak confidently on the topic.  Her conclusions about the characteristics that make a person relatable were driven by data and she is interested in constantly improving her methodology.  I would HIGHLY recommend her to any other organization or company looking for a key note speaker for a similar event.
-Dan Cappuccio

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the recent XLA Annual Conference. -Anonymous

The guest speaker, Kerry Barrett, who spoke on the topic of “Unlocking Authentic Influence”, was a great choice and did an exceptional job sharing her learnings and experiences – along with moderating the panel discussion with various Xerox leaders. It was a very engaging session. -Anonymous

As one of my responsibilities is employee communications for a group of top sales professionals, I’m always looking for ways to advance my skills in this area. I came away from the discussion with very actionable take-aways that I have already started to apply when co-hosting our virtual all-hands communications calls – vocal variety and physical performance. -Anonymous

About Kerry

Kerry took a debilitating fear of speaking and built a two-decade Emmy Award-winning career as a television news anchor and host in the bloodthirsty New York City media market. Kerry is the preeminent advisor to Fortune 100 companies in media training and on-camera readiness—and with over 25 years in front of the camera, she offers a unique perspective to businesses of any size. Whether you are hoping to grow on social media, to engage more effectively with your community, or to perfect your sales pitch, Kerry can help. Learn more about Kerry!

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