Preparation, Knowledge and Enthusiasm

Energy, Enthusiasm & Smile. If you can do those three things, you are on your way to becoming a good sports talk host. Before you get in front of the camera, though, you need to prepare. Preparation is key to success. No host for any show goes unprepared. You also need to study, study, study. You have to be and sound knowledgeable about the topic you are discussing. People like you and me need to bring our A game each and every day. Why one may ask? Well, because former professional athletes are filling our spots  everyday. The reason being is that they are a credible source right off the bat. Here is a great video on how to be a GREAT sports news anchor and beat out all those former athletes!! Click here.

 Let’s not talk about what are some key tips when you are calling sporting events. You need to first and foremost gain respect from your viewers by knowing what you’re talking about. Viewers also want to listen to someone whom takes a unique angle on certain scenarios and has an interesting opinion. Here is a link that gives a whole list of unique and also common phrases to use during a game. Remember being knowledgeable is important, but you also don’t want to put your audience to sleep.

As you all know by now, last summer I interned with ESPN Milwaukee. I learned a lot of valuable tips on sports broadcasting just by sitting in on many different radio shows. Those shows included: The D-List, Homer & Thunder and Green & Gold Today. Each show host brought something different to the table. Being different and unique is very vital. One of the best in the biz David Bernstein, gives some very valuable advice and steps to sports broadcasting success! For more click the link here!

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