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On Camera is America’s premier media training firm.

For 30 years, On Camera's experts have taught the technology of communication to thousands of executives, lawyers, authors, physicians, entertainers and athletes.

On Camera’s media coaching takes place either in our media training studio or at your location. We design a line of questions to guide you through simulated television, radio and print interviews and use video playback to refine your key messages and sharpen your presentation skills.

We offer:

  • Author media training
  • General media training
  • Speech training
  • Presentation Skills training

For over 25 years our founder, Christen Brown, has specialized in media training authors for television, radio and print interviews. She has worked with hundreds of authors shaping their key messages and sound bytes and refining their presentation skills because as Christen says, “your message is only as powerful as your ability to deliver it.”

Our workshops give you the insight and the tools to truly motivate your audience, whether dealing with:

  • Media
  • Group presentations
  • Public speaking
  • Selling your ideas
  • Influence the behavior of others

Hands-On Approach

At On Camera, we:

  • Create real interview or speech making situations
  • Use videotape playback for message shaping and delivery skills coaching

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General Media Training

Hands-on television, radio and print format experience for company spokespersons. Line of questions is positioned. Corporate messages are formed in concise sound bytes.

Crisis Management Workshop

Instruction in spokesperson techniques for media interviews during corporate emergencies. Clients are instructed in techniques to defuse false apprehension and destructive press rumors. 

Author Media Coaching

Authors learn to sell their book through the media by shaping compelling sound bytes and learning to answer difficult questions. Questions are opportunities to speak enthusiastically about their book.

Entertainment Media Training

Talent is instructed by media coaches for promotional media tours, satellite media tours, teleprompter, celebrity product endorsements and public appearances.


Presentation Skills Training

On Camera's seven points of power combine with preparation techniques to eliminate public speaking fears. Improving speech design and delivery skills increase the effectiveness of business presentations.


Sales Training

YesWorldWide builds strong sales techniques by using rapport building skills to take a positive approach to effective sales. Our unique coaching emphasizes communication styles sales training with an accent on role playing to yield powerful results.

Christen Brown

About Christen Brown

Christen Brown Christen Brown is an international leader in transformational communications. As founder of On Camera, one of the Pacific Rim's premier presentation training firms, for the past 25 years she has increased the communication skills of some of the top names in entertainment, sports, business and politics.

Brown earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Marietta College, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and a Post-Master’s in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Prior to establishing On Camera, Brown worked as a counseling psychologist for four years, and later, as an on-air TV interviewer for Odyssey, a KNBC-LA magazine show. She also worked as a radio commentator for Westwood One.

Her distinctive methods and results-oriented work have been featured on:

  • CNN Headline News
  • NBC's Today Show
  • CBS
  • The Family Channel
  • Inside Edition
  • Cosmopolitan
  • TV Guide
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Vogue
  • First for Women
  • New Woman
  • Modern Health
  • New York Post
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • Publishers Weekly
  • United Press International
  • Self

Brown, author of Star Quality: Seven Steps to Develop Your Charismatic Power (Ballantine: 1996), is a popular lecturer in both the corporate and consumer marketplace. She speaks and conducts workshops for clients as diverse as:

  • Walden Booksellers
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • The Learning Annex
  • Nike
  • City of Hope
  • California Lottery
  • Dell Computers
  • Young Presidents Organization
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • League of Cities
  • California Teacher's Association
  • ABBA
  • Sony
  • Toyota
  • Conde Nast
  • Playboy
  • Upjohn
  • Betty Crocker
  • Back on Track America
  • Unity Church
  • General Motors
  • YMCA
  • Columbia/TriStar
  • Amgen


TV Guide

TV Guide "Through her studio have marched business men, politicians, lawyers and actors unable to face talk show hosts sans script; writers promoting their books, and assorted news casters wanting to be even more dazzling as they read the teleprompter."

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Cosmopolitan Magazine"Kitty Kelly had expected the book to be controversial – in anticipation of an uproar, she signed on with Los Angeles Media Coach, Christen Brown, who has groomed some of literature’s glitziest practitioners to bear up under the media glare."

California Magazine

California MagazineTitle How to Get your Book on the bestseller list "Not used to selling yourself as the latest brand of miracle detergent? Then hire yourself a media coach, like Christen Brown, founder of On Camera. Brown puts authors before real TV cameras in her studio and conducts mock television shows to hone her clients' bookish responses into slick sound bytes."


Newsweek"Christen Brown is a communications consultant who can show anyone how to come across with charisma on-camera."

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times"On Camera shows client's how to use the camera to their best advantage. The audience doesn't expect you to perform like a television professional. Brown tells businessmen. But there are tips to help you appear poised, self-assured and comfortable in front of a camera"


Executive"She and staffers will help the executive reshape his or her persona, appearance, the speech itself(comedy writers are on tap to inject humor into what typically are flat presentations at the outset) and the client's voice, presentation, diction, speech patterns, gestures and mannerisms."


Vogue"Improving your presence...Christen Brown, who runs On Camera, an image-training company in L.A. says, Women are not representing themselves properly as powerful people. Which includes more than wardrobe and makeup"



Star Quality: Seven Steps to Developing Your Charismatic Power

star quality If the thought of public speaking, being on camera or meeting new people in a room full of strangers makes you nervous, then Star Quality is for you. Internationally renowned media coach, Chris Brown, has over 25 years experience in preparing executives, lawyers, authors, physicians, entertainers and athletes for their speech and media appearances. In this course, Chris shares her secrets for communicating with confidence, grace and power.

Chris Brown's Star Quality: Seven Steps to Developing Your Charismatic Power is a self-paced program designed to help you become your own personal communication coach. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Turn fear and shyness into forces to be reckoned with
  • Transform your nervous energy into an ally
  • Send powerful body signals
  • Speak with authority and passion
  • Convert your inner strength to outer power

Star Quality has been uniquely designed for online use in order to offer you the most exciting and effective learning experience possible. Some of the features include:

  • Easy reference guides to the key ideas of each lesson
  • Regular self-evaluation exercises so you can accurately pinpoint which areas you want to concentrate on the most.
  • Star Quality Role Models to help you understand how others have successfully applied the tools and techniques you are now learning.
  • Audio meditations that give you a real time experience of valuable relaxation and centering techniques.
  • Digital imagery and video clips that illustrate some of the most common ways people unknowingly undermine their presentations, along with examples of ways to present yourself with power and presence.
  • Interactive online and journal activities that will help you personalize and strengthen your Star Quality.

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