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Dedicated To My Sistahs In Rock

When Vixen was trying to get a record deal in 1987, we heard a lot of excuses from record company executives: "We already have a female rock singer." "We're about to sign a different all-female rock band." "There's already too much femme rock around." They actually...

I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up

The Scorps When The Scorpions asked Vixen to tour with them... we said YES! Not only was it our first tour of Europe.. it was also our first arena tour! Needless to say, we were all very excited. The first night was mega intense. Germany. January 1988. We walked into...

Line Meet Ass

For a while now, I have been very careful to keep my two worlds separate. World 1 - I'm a rocker. I wear a lot of black. I have tattoos. I like loud guitars and loud drums and listen to Led Zeppelin and the Stones on a regular basis. If it ain't got guitars, ... I...

Turn It Up To Eleven

I've probably seen "This is Spinal Tap" 50 times. It still makes me laugh because it has so many painfully true moments in it. One of the greatest lines ever uttered in a movie, "But it goes to eleven." Thank you Nigel Tufnel.  If you gave your life a boost, a turbo...

Video Lighting Made Simple Once And For All!

The biggest question I get asked all the time is: How can you light yourself on camera? Without going crazy, spending a small fortune and in a way that looks good! While everyone's setup is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution but I've broken it into the...

Why I Love Working With You

Dear Hard-Working Entrepreneur, I wanted to let you know why I LOVE working with you so damn much. It's not really about the amazing results you get when you suddenly love yourself on camera. Nor is it bearing witness when your list effortlessly doubles and triples...

And The Winner Is…

Woooooo! Thank you for entering to win the Full Ride to Video Rockstar University! Nearly 200 entries flew in and I'm thankful that the software did the choosing because I couldn't have picked just one of you! Congratulations to Jacqueline Fairbrass! You won the GRAND...

Walk My Talk

Since doing the MESH call I've realized that I have to walk my talk. So I'm announcing my news here. (Living in a transparent world right?) I have an accountability partner. They're an established author and we're regularly checking in with each other to stay on...

Is Your Message Worthy?

Do ya ever wonder if anyone will listen? Will anyone care? This is a question I hear a lot when it comes to shooting videos. Let's face it. Sitting down to film yourself can feel more intimidating than writing in a blog. So it requires a bit more commitment on your...

How Do Ya End Your Video?

This is such a common question I had to address it! You finally film your video and it's going great. You delivered your message. You're lookin' good. You're totally feelin' it! Then you get to where you feel like you ought to end and it's like......

Goals Suck

Seriously. Goals suck. Decisions RULE. You Wanna Make Epic Shit Happen? (MESH) Decide what to do next and shut up those silly voices in your head that tell you you're not good enough. Shut up the thoughts that get you stuck. Or frustrated. Tune in to the tiny voice in...

Rockstar Me

You hear me talkin' about 'rockstar' this and 'rockstar' that. And you know I was the bassist in the platinum selling all-femme rockband Vixen. But what is a rockstar? I recently asked that question to a bunch of my homies on Facebook. Boy oh boy did the answers ever...

Top 10 Reasons To NOT Shoot Video For Your Biz!

Excuses. We've all got 'em. When it comes to finding reasons to avoid filming yourself, it seems like the list of excuses is incredibly long. And sometimes quite creative. This is a list of my fav excuses to NOT sit down and shoot video. It's compiled from my own...

How To “Make” Time For Video

Yes. Video takes time. And it takes effort. You gotta look okay for the camera (which means you pajama entrepreneurs might actually have to get dressed?!) And you need to be 'on' with your energy! Here's a fast way to knock out those videos for your business. (Think...

Here’s A Way To Get You Feeling Authentic On Camera!

Probably the number one complain I hear from my clients is that they hate how they come across on camera. Does that sound like you? As soon as you hit record, that confident, exuberant, dynamic personality disappears and in its place is a timid, unsure replacement...

Wanna Know The Secret To Making Videos Your Clients Will Love?

It's so easy to get caught up in the technology and the image. Am I using the right camera? What about my lights? Oh... bad hair day!!! Oh no!!!! We forget the most basic element of shooting videos to share with our client base. How do you make them feel? Make your...

How To Make Money With Your Blog! Interview with Sarah Von Bargen.

Who doesn't want to make moola blogging? I mean.. hello! I met Sarah Von Bargen on a recent trip to Minnesota and this chick walks her talk. She has over 11,000 daily subscribers to her blog and she has traveled the globe thanks to her writing. Wanna know how she does...

How To Deal With Your Inner Perfectionista!

Hello Perfectionist! Nice to meet you. You keep stopping me. And telling me I'm crap. That I suck. That I shouldn't even bother because it's not gonna be good enough. Well guess what? You're a BITCH! But I love you and accept you as part of me. And now we're going to...

The Magic Bullet For Looking Awesome On Camera!

What if there was one simple thing you could do to look instantly awesome on camera? Now before I tell you what it is... I'm gonna add a disclaimer... Lighting, correct camera position and you getting comfortable while delivering your message will also help a TON! But...

What Type Of Video Should You Shoot?

Sometimes you just ain't in the mood to shoot a video! That's when you pull out the 'FUN' wand. Yes. It's time to keep it adventurous. Find ways to use video that are helpful for your viewers and keep it fun for you. Of course, that's a just a couple of ideas for ya....

Who Are You Talking To In Your Videos?

Do you ever wonder how to shape your tone when you sit down to talk to your camera? This video answers the question: Just how many people are you talking to in your videos! PS. The answer is: ONE. Wanna know more? I'll explain. Sign up now for more Quick Tips and the...

How To Fit Video Into Your Schedule!

Feel like you just don't have time to sit down and shoot fancy videos? Own a car? A smart phone? Yes. You know where I'm going. In this video I show you how effective a 'car video' can be. Check out the super nice sound and lighting. Yeah baby. Not bad for a 5 minute...

What To Do With Your Hands In Your Videos

Your hands are flying around and you watch back the video and think... OH NO! I look like a maniac. What works in real life doesn't always translate so great to the camera. There's a great trick that really helps with the flying hand syndrome and you can start to use...

So Low You Can’t Move

Do you ever get so down you feel like you can't move? Or you just want to curl up into a ball and be left alone? The Facade A lot of people think I project this incredibly happy and positive persona. Here's the secret. I landed in this space because I had to work...

Do You Wanna Dance?

There's one thing you gotta know about me. I love to connect and inspire. That's my heroin. My drug of choice. My addiction. Connecting with you, an entrepreneur who wants to rock your videos, rock your life and make s**t happen. The results? Mind blowing. I Love To...

The Best E of 2012!

Let's talk E darling. No not that type of E!! You naughty minded hedonist you. No these are simply a few E's I want to share with you that rocked my world in 2012. 1. Erika Lyremark For the uninitiated, Erika might seem like another business coach. But you'd be dead...

End Sex Trafficking Day

Erin Giles — Business Philanthropy Coach is bringing a straight up resounding call to action with a message, that hits straight to the core and I’m honored to be a part. Buy a copy of End Sex Trafficking for $20 — a collection of 60 essays on love, knowledge + freedom...

The Most Important Direction To Run!

It's easy to get caught up in our day to day junk. Grocery shopping. Laundry. Checking tasks off your 'to-do' list. What about those dreams of yours? What about those goals you shoved in the closet in a dark, dusty corner? Find out how my running program and your...

My Top 5 Go-To List For Inspiration

Of Stuff You Probably Never Heard Of Hungry for connection. Searching for inspiration. In dire need of feeling like I am not alone. Filling the void of emptiness that takes over my brain at 3 in the morning. Those are a few of the emotions/moods/conditions that cause...

“Look” More Professional On Video

"How can I look more professional on video?" I get asked this question almost weekly! The thing is... there is a secret. And it has NOTHING to do with your camera. It has a LOT to do with your audio. If you're using the built-in mic on your camera or computer, you are...

Once Upon A Time… I Told MySelf I Sucked.

I am overly sensitive. I get sick a lot because I'm so sensitive. I have a weak immune system. I don't have any boyfriends because I'm not pretty like the other girls. They only think I'm a cool/nice/sweet/wonderful person because they don't really know me. And on and...

Be You! Rock It Thursday

This is a guest post from Leah Shapiro who is an ass kicker on getting you to be your true, authentic self! Yeah! Are you filtering yourself on Facebook? Afraid to let the 'real you' shine through? What if the REAL you is exactly what the world needs?! Check out...

Hello, Hey Dude, Wassup – Rock It Thursday

How do you say hello? No seriously. How do you say hi to someone? Do you play it cool and give a hipster,...'hey dude. Wassup?' Or are you more open and friendly, 'Hi!!!! How are youuuuu?' The opening of any conversation can instantly be transformed by how you greet...

Make Time Your Bitch! Rock It Thursday

Do you find yourself saying things like, "Oh, I don't have time for that." Or my all time fave: "I'd love to _________________ but I don't have time." How do people like Oprah and Deepak Chopra get so much done? Are they super human? No. They just know how to use a...

Embrace Generosity! Rock It Thursday

Today is a guest post from my dear friend, Erin Giles. She offers an amazing course in how to inject philanthropy into your business. She is also the founder of EndSexTraffickingDay.com. Oh, and she was written up in Inc.com! Woot! What can you do today to embrace...

Get OUT of Your Comfort Zone – Rock It Thursday

Do ya ever wake up and think... why am I stuck in this routine? We live our lives day to day and when you break it down, moment to moment. Lots of those moments are created by 'habits'. Of course, you know that sitting around on Facebook and checking up on the status...

Which Video Camera Is Best? – Rock It Thursday

I get asked this a lot. Which video camera is the best one? You want one with an external mic jack, one that has an optical zoom, variable lenses is nice, and of course there's a tripod, lights and your software editor. WHAT? By now, you might be feeling overwhelmed!...

Stop The Comparison Game – Rock It Thursday

Do you ever play the comparison game? Do you look at other people's websites and think, "I'm never gonna get there!" It's so easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves. It's easy to inflate and/or deflate our egos. Either way is a losing scenario! It's time to turn...

Go With The Flow – Rock It Thursday

What happens when your plans go out the window? Mine did exactly that today. I planned out my day very carefully. Structured my time. Made little events in my iCal. Then... BOOOSH! Things happened and I was off track. Do you: Get mad and yell and scream that you don't...

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