I’m Monica McCarthy and I believe we can change the world one story at a time.
Whether you’re looking for a professional and polished video for your business, or to gain confidence speaking on camera, or to make your own videos that people (besides your mom!) will want to watch, I can help you bring your story into the spotlight.
Before we go any further, you may be interested in the three principles that guide what we do here at Show & Tell:
1. Everyone has a story worth telling.
Whatever your personal/spiritual beliefs for why you’re here, the truth is you’re here, experiencing the world in the way that only you can. No one else ever has nor ever will have the same story that you do. We learn from each other. I 100% guarantee that your story can help someone else in their story. Sharing is caring. The reward will be worth the risk.
2. Our stories are all connected.
Stories help us understand how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Themes of love and loss and redemption (to name a few) aren’t bound by place or time. As Gandhi stated “where there is love, there is life.” I wholeheartedly agree, and I also believe where there is life there is a story. When when we learn the story of another, we are no longer strangers. And we are never truly alone.
3. We are responsible for our own stories
Our lives are not written in the third person. We don’t come into this world as perfect final drafts. We have to roll up our sleeves, put pen to paper, edit, refine and revise. Sometimes we get lucky and sometimes we have to let go. Either way, the choice is ours to make.
In case you were curious, here are a few of random stories:
- I was blonde my whole life until the actress Amy Adams made me go auburn (see the next story).
- In between acting gigs I used to double for celebrities including Kate Winslet and the aforementioned Miss Adams. My first day on set of Julie & Julia it was determined I would be blonde no more.
- Speaking of acting gigs, I had the pleasure of understudying Laura Linney and Alicia Silverstone on Broadway. My dressing room was literally underneath the stage, so I like to joke that I was under Broadway instead of on Broadway.
- In school I majored in the most impractical subjects possible: Theater, Philosophy, and Religion. Yep- still paying off the student loans!
- Favorite sounds include bagpipes, church bells and ocean waves.
- While studying abroad in college I stalked Prince William. That didn’t work out, but I did meet his dad. Not quite the same, but the anglophile in me was still very, very excited.
- I like running. Sometimes. I started last year with a half marathon in Bangkok and finished with a half marathon in Belize. I’m running my first marathon in Sydney, Australia this fall… I should probably start training.
- I also really like airports. And flying. And that feeling you get when you step off the plane in a place you’ve never been.
- The only problem with going places I’ve never been is that I have no sense of direction. Which means the odds are high that if you see me walking down the street, I’m probably lost.
- I make music videos in my head. Or with my iPhone.
I’ve had the pleasure of being interviewed and featured in a variety of online homes including Think Traffic, LKR, When I Grow Up Coach, and Idea Mensch. If you’d like to peruse the articles, I’ve curated them here. (I’ve also had the pleasure of being a regular content creator for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man campaign but that’s a story for another day). And I’m extremely honored to have given talks at conference and led workshops including NMEX (Formerly Blog World), TBEX and Teahouse Studios. A list of my most recent appearances can be found here.
Congratulations! You made it all the way to the end. Which is really the beginning of our story together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself! I do love a good story…