TV Presenting tips

Tony Auden, Channel Seven Weather Presenter & Meteorologist

Tony Auden, Channel Seven Weather Presenter & Meteorologist

During the 2007 summer holidays I was on the weather desk for Seven News and when covering complicated weather systems, I would call the Bureau of Meteorology to talk about the details, I’d speak to Tony Auden. I discovered Tony was a fellow surfer, and we’d often talk about potential cyclone swells and the chance of perfect winds. 8 years later, fate would have it, that meteorologist Tony Auden would become the weekday weather presenter for Seven News. It was a move unprecedented for a Queensland network, where so often weather stories lead the news bulletins. When you think of drought in the outback, torrential summer downpours, cyclones, swells that destroy our beaches, bushfires and of course the Brisbane floods of 2011, it’s pretty evident that having the knowledge and forecast capabilities of a meteorologist in a news room is a huge asset to informing a network’s viewers. Lunch with Liz caught up with Tony, at Ole Fuego, at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

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ABBY JANE COLEMAN, Breakfast Radio Host

ABBY JANE COLEMAN, Breakfast Radio Host

Abby is an absolute pleasure to be around, her laughter is infectious and she’s the type of girl who will send you home from an hour-long lunch at 6pm! Two weeks in Brisbane filling in with Stav and Labby, would really throw a spanner in the works for Abby Coleman. That’s all it took for bosses at (then B105) HIT105 to offer her a fulltime position on the breakfast shift. Abby quickly found herself relocating, while pregnant, with her first child! There has been an on air shuffle at the network since she settled in, but Abby remains an anchor of the show, and a much-loved voice in Brisbane. Her workload has extended to appearances on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention and the Nine Network’s Weekend Today. Lunch with Liz caught up with Abby at Jellyfish Restaurant in Brisbane’s CBD. *Note to reader, the food at Jellyfish is some of the best I have ever had. Please do yourself a favour – make a booking and order the Tempura Betel Leaf. Thank you to chef MiKi Damjanovic for hosting us.

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Osher Günsberg, TV Presenter & Breakfast Radio Host

Osher Günsberg, TV Presenter & Breakfast Radio Host

Osher Gunsberg has experienced a career most television presenters dream of. Some Australians will remember him as Andrew G, the Australian Idol presenter with the perfect hair and the hoodie under his suit jacket. Others will recognise him as the voice of Take 40 Australia. For those who know him personally, Osher is a bloke who has bucked the need to be driven by his celebrity image and has stayed true to who he is. Not always a move ‘inline with his recognisable brand’, he has transformed more than once, both publicly and privately; for instance, changing his name. Time and time again he has been given the responsibility of carrying some of Australia’s most successful shows. On Channel [V] he was part of the revolution of mixing technology, music and live interaction between a broadcaster and their audience. With Australian idol he was an innovator of elimination talent shows, and then the perfect balance of informative and unbiased delivery in Australia’s version of The Bachelor. Following a run in America, on CBS’s Live to Dance, Osher returned home. Back to the Brisbane radio station where it all began. Hosting the much-loved 105.3 Hit FM Breakfast show. Lunch with Liz caught up with him at celebrity chef Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle, at the Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane.

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Before I go, a tip from a beauty guru.

Before I go, a tip from a beauty guru.

Happy New Year and welcome back to Lunch with Liz. I thought at this stage (with most people back at work), I would be launching into a new round of lunches, with fascinating people and tantalising Queensland eateries; but such is my life, I’m off on an adventure, with no access to the internet or social media (GASP) for at least the next month. I know, I know, how will I survive without Instagram? It’s going to be a struggle.

‘Lunches’ will be back towards the end of Feb, with the next ‘big thing’ in Queensland sports, Netballer, Gretel Tippett.

I couldn’t take off though, without at least saying hello in 2016… and letting you in on my latest beauty tip.

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Tips for overcoming nerves

Tips for overcoming nerves

It seems like everyone is talking about the 70 Million Powerball Jackpot tonight and the question I am getting constantly asked today is ‘are you nervous’?

It’s the largest Lottery jackpot for the year and I am the lucky one with the job of presenting it live. Primetime. Nationally. So here are a few tips on how I overcome nerves… and how to win Powerball.

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