My classes are small, hands-on, innovative, effective and fun. Classes are held in my Brooklyn studio unless otherwise specified. As an active Casting Director and Talent Executive, I know and share what you need to get on television and succeed on-camera. Can’t make it to a class? Read my book, How To Get Your Foot In The Door: Television Hosting & Presenting.

If there is something specific you’d like to work on not offered below, I will happily create a custom class for you. Minimum 4 people.

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Date/Time: SPRING 2020 TBD

Price: $399 (Limit 10 students)

Success in television presenting requires mindset, technique and practice. We cover it all in this 6-hour hands-on intensive that will change the way you approach presenting on-camera and think about your career. We cover:

  • On-camera skills (speaking to camera, scripts, teleprompter)
  • How to hone your point of view
  • How to fit in AND stand out
  • How to market yourself
  • How to practice
  • How to prepare mentally
  • Where the opportunities are

Each class participant will be videotaped on camera at least twice and receive real time feedback + a link to their video.

This class is for you if you are:

  • Trying to break into on-camera hosting
  • A subject expert pursuing on-camera media opportunities
  • An influencer developing your skills to build your brand
  • Not getting auditions or not getting callbacks
  • In need of a fresh perspective

Suggested reading: How To Get Your Foot In the Door: Television Hosting & Presenting.


ADVANCED TV HOSTING: Auditioning & Booking the Job: How to Submit, Slay your Skype Audition and Own the Chemistry Test NEW! ON-LINE CLASS

Price: $799 (payment plan available)*

Hard skills get you in the door, soft skills get you the job. This 3-step course is a unique combination of private 1:1 coaching and guided curriculum designed to replicate and demystify the digital submission & audition process. There’s nothing else like it available to take your media/on-camera career to the next level.

We maximize your skills and mindset, improve your weak spots and help you create your winning strategy and confidence to break through the clutter, get auditions and invited to callbacks.

Step One: The Submission. Submit your materials for a mock panel show and receive notes on what’s working for you in your submission letter and your materials – and what’s not. If you are not getting invited to self-tape, skype or audition this maybe where you are stuck without realizing it. You need to know this part of the process even if you have an agent.

Step Two: The Self Tape. Once you have completed Step One, I’ll give you instructions on how to self-tape for this panel show project (increasing industry standard), walk you through best practices and give you notes on what is working in the tape you submit to me – and what you need to improve on.

Step Three: The Skype Audition. These auditions are industry standard and the next step after the self-tape. Learn what you need to know to shine. You will receive real time 1:1 coaching through multiple takes.All Skype sessions are recorded and you will receive a link to your video.

This class is for experienced hosts and subject experts who are new to the audition process, want to sharpen their skills, getting auditions but not getting callbacks or getting callbacks but not booking the job.

Privately this one-of-a-kind package costs $1400. This is the ultimate investment in your career and your success.

The schedule is flexible. Once you sign on, you can complete this class in 4 weeks.

*For payment plans please email me:


Hosting for Home Shopping, Infomercials & Brands
with Sean De Simone and Barbara Barna Abel

Date/Time: SUMMER 2020 – NEW YORK CITY (TBD)

Price: $499 

*payment plan available – please email

**Location details will be forwarded with your confirmation after signing up**

You asked for this class and we heard you. There is a lot of opportunity in this space – and a lot of competition. In this fun, hands-on and effective intensive we teach you what we are REALLY looking for when casting hosts in this space and what you need to know to succeed:

  • What materials you need to get noticed and get the first audition
  • How to identify your strengths and maximize them
  • How to prepare for the audition process from self-tape to Skype to callbacks
  • How to tell your story
  • How to calm nerves and gain confidence

Everyone presents on camera multiple times and receives real time feedback plus a link to the video.

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Create a Custom Class

Is there something specific you’d like to work on not offered above? Or on a different date? Abel Intermedia will happily create a custom class for you. Minimum 4 people. Contact Us >

My classes are small, hands-on, innovative and effective.