Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
I’ve worked everything from pharmaceutical sales, esthetician, film makeup artists, actor, and everything in between. Then the pandemic hit and had no way to work my day job anymore. I did what every other person with a following did…I started my very own podcast!
The E- Spot with Camille started in 2019 as a radio segment on a local sports talk show affiliated with ESPN, so it wasn’t completely new territory but it was scary! What if no one watched or worse I couldn’t find any guests? Thankfully I had friends in the film industry from my over 30 years in the film industry. Finding guests surprisingly was never the problem.
Working against the algorithms and the many other content that was flooding our TVs and social media. Almost 200 episodes in 15 months and I’m still shocked at how well my show has been received.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I think being super curious and easy to talk to makes my guests feel comfortable in sharing stories they’ve never shared before the public. I’ve had marathon sessions over 3 hours with guests because it’s like therapy to share how their journey in the industry. I also grew up in the industry with an award-winning film producer and stuntwoman mother. So having their perspective to draw from as well. All the questions I couldn’t ask on set, I now had the freedom to ask.
Now on my third season, I’ve started interviewing people in more industries that are doing amazing things in their industry that are still entertainment related like interior designers, podcasters, publicists, agents, and more.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
I wanted to be a host since I was a child but didn’t know it was an option! So when everything was shutting down because of the pandemic as an extreme extrovert, I knew I needed an outlet! I contacted Belive TV about sponsoring my show and they have been an amazing partner! From that point on I was able to host and produce my show from home since all in-person interviews were being canceled.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
Budget! My family is definitely my biggest supporter, my mom provides all my set’s artwork, my father and husband helped me with all the audio. Until I started winning awards that gave me even more tools to use for my show! I was awarded a new audio system from Podfest after speaking at their event, which really helped increase my audio quality. Then my guest Danny Russo sent me a care package of even more great products he no longer needed on his own podcast The Design Exchange. Plus some brands sent me makeup and skincare to make sure I was always camera ready!
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
I’ve met so many people that were supposed to be life-changing opportunities and honestly they were more talk than action. I did learn a lot by being in their presence and for that, I’m truly grateful. I think with time, my work will land with the right company and that will catapult my career. Until then, I’m just focusing on creating great shows with amazing guests.
My dream guests would be Rosario Dawson, Drew Barrymore, and the QUEEN Diana Ross. I think having conversations with them would truly help my career a lot! They’ve had long careers and are amazing women I’d learn everything I need from.
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