Performance Coaching for Television News & Sports Talent

SOUND ADVICE

By Barry Nash on April 25, 2016

Research is showing that viewers in all dayparts are listening more and watching less, so the way you use your voice may be more important than ever.

CNN's Tom Foreman
CNN’s Tom Foreman

Close your eyes and listen to this presentation by CNN’s Tom Foreman. It’s as notable for the way he speaks as it is for the way he moves and gestures. (more…)

LOOKING GOOD IS NOT AN OPTION

By Barrett Nash on April 18, 2016

It’s still not unusual for clients to ask us, “Shouldn’t viewers be more focused on what I have to say than how I look? If my content is significant, why does my appearance matter?”

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We understand the frustration. Most of the anchors and reporters we work with did not pursue a career in journalism to spend lots time and energy focused on personal style and color choices. But, those choices have a significant impact on the viewers’ ability to focus and concentrate on you, as well as what they think about you as a person and how well you do your job. (more…)

MASTER OF LIVE: TOM FOREMAN

By Barry Nash on April 2, 2016

This presentation by CNN’s Tom Foreman is a master class in live delivery. Though here he enjoys the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, the dynamics that distinguish his performance are applicable to almost any live situation in studio or out — and especially to one that involves relating to a screen or objects behind you.

Master Class: CNN's Tom Foreman
CNN’s Tom Foreman

What to Watch

Watch the piece once to get the gist of it, and then study Foreman with the sound turned down so that you can focus on the ways that he gestures and moves. (more…)

Our Team

Barry Nash

Barry has been coaching television news and sports talent at all levels since 1982. Every night around the world, millions of people get their news from anchors and reporters he has trained and consulted.

Tony Martinez

Tony is an award-winning journalist and a master coach. In addition to his extensive work with news and sports talent, he leads our work with Spanish-language newscasts and coaches MMJs.

Barrett Nash

Barrett is a performance coach and visual image specialist, She is an especially good resource when improving the look of your team is a priority.

Jonathan Knopf

Jonathan is a veteran newsroom manager and coach. He understands how much performance depends on the people who support it, and he works as effectively with producers and writers as he does with talent.

Jenni Steck

Jenni specializes in the development and care of the speaking voice. Contact her especially when you have concerns or questions about the way your talent sound and read.

Patty Pressley

Patty is our long-time office manager. When you have an administrative question for us, she'll have an answer.

WE COACH ONLINE

When you have an immediate need, we can respond faster than ever. When your resources are limited, we can work with your team without incurring travel expense. And if we are visiting your station regularly, we can followup more powerfully than ever before.

All you need on your end is a computer with high-speed internet access and a camera. We take care of the rest.
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COACHING FOR SPANISH-LANGUAGE TALENT

All of our services are also available of Spanish-language news and sports talent and for the news and sportscasts that they serve. Contact Barry Nash or our Spanish- language coach, Tony Martinez, for more information.
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LOOKING FOR TALENT?

Any search for talent should include a visit to Collective Talent, where agents and self- represented talent post updated resumes and reels. There's an important bonus: Let us know you found your new hire on CT and we'll review and coach your new team member for free!

WE’RE IN THE NEWS

February 3, 2016

The New Yorker Magazine sits in on one of Barry Nash's sessions with NFL Hall-of-Famer, Jerome Bettis.

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ABOUT US

We are a team of coaches who specialize in the training and development of television news, weather and sports talent.

In all cases, our goal is to provide the resources talent need to achieve "Breakthrough Performance" -- delivery that engages the minds and hearts of viewers, demands their attention, and inspires their loyalty.

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WHERE WE WORK – AND PLAY!

When performance feedback is a priority on your end, we make it one on ours. Do send us an email, we'll take a look and come back to you confidentially without obligation.

Barry Nash & Company

Address : 2410 Farrington Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone. 214.520-2000
Email: barry@barrynash.org