Due to the the increase of COVID-19 infections in our community, and Austin moving to Stage 5, The Monday Connection on January 10, 2022, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Monday Connection Welcomes
Award Winning Sportscaster
Monday, January 10, 2022| 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Weeks Campus Center
Seminary of the Southwest | 501 E. 32nd St., Austin, TX 78705
Space is limited, please RSVP to guarantee lunch and seating by January 4, 2022 via the form below or (512) 439-0322
For the health and safety of our guests, we ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated.
Mike spent thirty years as an award-winning television sportscaster, including 29+ at KVUE-TV in Austin. During that time Mike was honored as “Best in Austin” 17 times and won several Associated Press awards for “Best Sportscaster” and “Best Sportscast” in the state of Texas. He also won aprestigious Murrow Award for Sports Reporting. He covered four Super Bowls, three NCAA National Championship games, five Final Fours, nine College World Series, 12 bowl games, and 24 Texas-OU games during his time as a sportscaster. Mike has been a sought-after speaker or emcee for many prestigious events.
Now through Barnes Team Media, Mike teaches strategies and coaches, clients, to shorten their learning curve and helps them to be the most impactful and effective communicators they can be! Mike is a master of many skills. He has advised “Ted Talk” presenters on the best methods, helped business owners understand how to connect on-camera, and uses a “block system” for presentations that enables scripted situations to keep the high energy of an ad-lib style.
Mike is married to Kim Barnes who also brings 30 years of on-camera experience, including 12 years of news reportingexperience also at KVUE. Together they are Barnes Team Media. Kim & Mike have been married for 27 years and have two young adult children. Mike has a Bachelor of Journalism from theUniversity of Texas at Austin. Mike looks forward to sharing howhis Christian faith has informed both his personal and professional life for decades at the next Monday Connection luncheon.