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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.

Unlock the power of media for your business with Kerry Barrett, an Emmy Award-winning former news anchor from New York City turned PR and media coach. With two decades of front-line media experience, Kerry specializes in teaching entrepreneurs how to pitch, perform, and prosper in the media spotlight.

Kerry dives deep into the art of media pitching and leveraging public appearances to elevate your brand. You will learn:

  • The Perfect Pitch: Craft compelling stories that capture media attention and reflect your brand’s unique value.
  • On-Camera Confidence: Overcome nerves and deliver your messages with the poise and charisma of a seasoned TV professional.
  • Post-Spotlight Strategy: Maximize the impact of your media appearances with strategic follow-ups that turn viewers into customers.

What You’ll Take Away:

  • Strategies to harness your personal and business brand for media success.
  • Techniques to ace interviews and maximize media opportunities.
  • Insights on turning media appearances into long-term business growth.

Ideal For:

  • Entrepreneurial groups and incubators
  • Business networking events
  • Startup conferences
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.

Pitch The Media

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. 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:

  • Pitch Perfect: Master the Art of Pitching Yourself to Major Media Outlets & Acing Your Appearance
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

From the bright lights of New York City newsrooms to the boardrooms of the fastest-growing startups, Kerry has transformed media insights into powerful coaching tools for business leaders. Beyond an Emmy-winning career, Kerry is a trusted advisor to executives, lawyers, and entrepreneurs, helping them shine on screen and beyond.

Ready to amplify your entrepreneurial voice and turn media opportunities into gold? Book Kerry today for an engaging, transformative session!

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