So You Want To Be A TV Presenter?
The opportunities for presenters have never been greater. But, although it's seen as a glamorous job and a step to celebrity, being a TV presenter is also hard work, and demands a varied range of journalistic, technical, performance and personal skills.
With a background in TV directing, working with professional presenters and training new ones for the TV industry, Kathryn Wolfe takes you through the techniques and skills required to become a successful presenter, including:
- How to read from a prompt and use in-ear monitoring
- How to talk to camera and talk to time
- How to cope with live, recorded, studio and location shoots
- How to present from home
- How to present for specialist channels (children's, shopping, weather)
- How to create a successful CV and convincing showreel
Hands-on exercises and checklists will guide you through improving your posture, overcoming nerves, developing correct breathing and good diction, being natural, evaluating your performance, and much more. The book is also packed with accessible advice and top tips from dozens of experienced and new presenters currently working on TV. It tells you what happens in auditions, and, above all, how to go about getting a job as a presenter.
'Essential and entertaining, this is a superb one-stop shop for anyone aiming at an on-camera career. Invaluable insider insights from a top telly-box talent' Paul Ross (The Big Breakfast, Channel 4; Jeopardy!, Sky One; This Morning, ITV)
'Kathryn is the consummate teacher in TV presenting. Skilled at helping people find their own style, while combining with traditional tips and tricks used by more established presenters' Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije (Jeremy Vine, Channel 5; 5 News)
'This splendid book covers every aspect of the job. I look forward to seeing you on my telly!' Chris Tarrant (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, ITV)
'Accessible, engaging and easily read… a great companion guide on your journey' Natasha Huq (Grand Designs: The Streets, Channel 4)
'Practical and informative... Kathryn Wolfe knows her stuff'The Stage