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Deborah Mitchell

Executive Television Producer and Media Consultant

 

An Emmy-nominated television producer, Deborah is a specialist in TV production, media training, talent positioning and branding and creating content for television and Internet. Over her almost 30 year television career, she has developed and produced programming for worldwide syndication as well as network.

Deborah’s multimedia know-how extends to producing magazine programs, news, live events, entertainment and talk shows. As an executive producer for television, Deborah has produced hundreds of national network, nationally syndicated shows both taped, live and on location. She has worked with TV and culinary personalities including Bryant Gumbel, Barbara Walters, Julie Chen, Andy Cohen, Martha Stewart and Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Outlets include ABC and CBS NEWS, Orlando’s AMERICA HEALTH NETWORK and international news/entertainment start-up network ARISE TV. Deborah has developed and launched unique shows including two women’s daily talk shows and a weekly movie review show. Live event productions include work for Mercedes-Benz New York City Fashion Week.

Deborah was Producer for CBS News “The Early Show”, Vice President of Development for The Investigative News Group and Supervising Producer and Co-Host on the syndicated talk show “Geraldo.” In addition, Deborah spent her early years working for “Essence, The Television Program” one of the first weekly syndicated magazine shows created for an African American audience.

 
Deborah is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and James Beard Broadcast Media Awards Committee. She is a former weekly contributor to Entrepreneur.com, founder of Deborah Mitchell Media Associates and creator of the television production blog Ready4Air. Presently she consults on an array of projects including podcast production and the high-end literary promotion program Bedside Reading. Also, keep an ear out for her work as voiceover talent and speaker at corporate events.

 
A passionate yogi and foodie Deborah is a PADI and NAUI certified scuba diver who enjoys traveling. She has a special love of Italy and is studying Italian.

Media Consultant

Deborah is an expert on marrying your personal style with your message or product. She and her team assist clients, no matter what media platform, (in front of the camera, in a meeting or on stage) to increase their comfort level using their style with ease. She will coach your team on how to be their most engaging and keep audience engaged.

She specializes in helping clients to understand the dynamics of each media appearance – how each message can be adapted to match the moment or medium.

Deborah’s presentations reinforce basic communication techniques -how to develop strong messages, tell stories concisely, handle challenging questions, and control body language, voice, expressions, and posture.

Handling social media and other instant forms of communication becomes second nature.

 

Themes and Programs

Get On A Producer’s Radar

Understanding what a TV producer looks for when considering a personality or expert as a potential guest for a show.

Acing Your 3-4 Minute Interview

Managing real-time is an essential aspect of an interview. Determine how to deliver the best discussion possible—in just three to four minutes.

Getting Camera-Ready For Your Interview

You may think you know what not to wear…

Leverage Yourself 

Strategize how to transition from local to national media.

Convert a TV Audience into your Social Media Community

Engage online while on a live show and build your followers with the help of the host.