Covers a vast range of presentation styles from hard news and sport to light entertainment, DJ'ing, and children's programmes.
Aspiring radio and TV presenters will benefit from the informative and entertaining guidance provided by accomplished presenter, Janet Trewin. Presenting on TV and Radio is packed with illustrations, practical exercises and insider tips for improving your presentation skills and breaking into this competitive industry.
Based on the principle that all successful presentation on TV and radio is dependent on uniform skills applicable to both mediums, the book begins by explaining basics such as appearance, authority, body language, diction, scriptwriting, deadlines, technology and working with a co-presenter. Valuable insights into key employment issues such as sexism, ageism, racism and disability are also offered. The different requirements of TV and radio presentation are then examined, focusing on each specialist area in detail and with tips from professionals in the business. These include: presenting news in the studio as an anchor and as a reporter on the road; current affairs and features involving live and recorded material; DJ'ing; light entertainment (e.g. game shows and personality programmes); sports presentation; children's programmes; foreign broadcasters and those broadcasting to worldwide audiences.
Table of Contents
I What it is and how to do it
1 Being a presenter 3 (19)
2 Your voice and how to use it 22 (18)
3 How to look and how to act 40 (17)
4 Interviewing 57 (17)
5 Television essentials 74 (20)
6 Presenting on television 94 (19)
7 Presenting on radio 113(26)
II Types of presentation
8 News and current affairs 139(12)
9 Sport 151(8)
10 Lifestyle and features 159(6)
11 Music 165(11)
12 Children's programmes 176(8)
13 International business programmes 184(8)
14 Travel news 192(9)
III Starting out
15 How to get in and get on 201(15)
16 Sexism, ageism, racism and disability 216(19)
17 Top tips 235(14)