Camera Ready & Abel

Hi, I’m Barbara Barna Abel. Welcome to Camera Ready & Abel the podcast that explores the intersection of Media and Personal Growth. Join me weekly for the media insights and stay for the transformation.

Whether you’re looking to build more credibility, gain more career traction, or just want to be more comfortable on camera – this is the podcast for you! Because let’s face it, everyone needs to be camera ready these days.

I have curated each episode with love, focusing on insights & strategies from real professionals with real stories to help you tap into your superpowers, find your voice, clarify your message, and make an impact on the world. 

Created by Barbara Barna Abel & Vinnie Potestivo


Adaptable with DeDe Brown

You’ve likely seen this quote attributed to Charles Darwin:

It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change.

My guest for this episode of Camera, Ready & Abel, DeDe Brown, Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing and Publicity at Paramount Pictures, is both strong and highly intelligent but you want to settle in and listen to her deep and vulnerable insights about how being ADAPTABLE and nurturing that mindset has led her to career opportunities, personal growth and a richer life.

DeDe does not say it’s easy, but it’s well worth the effort, because life has no blueprint and learning to dance in the moment makes for a far more enjoyable experience.

DeDe is also the co-host of BLK ON THE SCENE, a podcast which celebrates Black people and content in the entertainment industry that help drive change and authentic representation. Follow DeDe on instagram at @d2bnyc.

As Greek philosopher Hercalitus said, the only constant in life is change. Adaptability is an essential life skill.

Adaptable with DeDe Brown