50 hour TV Presenter Certificate

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About the course

Being a presenter means working at the front line of television. While it can be all-consuming and often challenging, it’s a job that can also be exciting, enthralling and deeply satisfying. 

Your job could involve introducing or hosting a show, reporting on special events, reading the news, interacting with live audiences or interviewing folk from all walks of life.

However, TV presenting can be a tough business to break into and that’s why it’s important to get the inside track on what it takes to become the next David Letterman or Ryan Seacrest.

Learning how to bring something special to a show by focusing on your strengths and building your own personal brand, is also essential in your approach to becoming a standout TV presenter.

That’s why this course lays down the foundation that you need to become part of this thrilling world while imparting essential tricks and tips of the trade.

 

Course Modules:

Module 1: The business we call show
  • An overview of the business
  • The changing face of TV
  • Different types of presenting
  • Challenges of breaking into the business
Module 2: It takes a village to build a TV Presenter
  • The team
  • Producers
  • Presenter role requirements
  • Presenter skillset
  • TV terminology
Module 3: Wow! Who’s that girl (or boy?)
  • Do you have what it takes?
  • Knowledge and research
  • The ‘wow’ factor
  • Fronting a show
  • Audience connection
Module 4: A ‘brand’ new you
  • Find Your Strengths
  • What’s Your USP
  • Difference between being a ‘Personality’ and a ‘Presenter’
  • Seeing yourself as a ‘brand’
Module 5: Talking the talk
  • How to talk to camera
  • Talking to time
  • Presenter techniques
  • Vocal delivery
  • Autocue / teleprompter tips
  • Script reading
  • Talk back and earpiece training
  • Interviewing techniques
Module 6: Are you ready for your close up?
  • Ad-lib presentation
  • Script construction and prep’
  • Handheld camera presentation
  • Multi-camera direction
  • Live broadcast
  • Location reporting
  • Camera technique
Module 7: Looking the part
  • Importance of getting your image right
  • Visual Messages
  • Body language
  • Note setting & colours
  • Do’s and don’ts of TV makeup
Module 8: Showreel time
  • The ONE big secret to a successful showreel
  • Preparation: Subject matter
  • Preparation: Types of footage
  • Marketing yourself
  • Structure & format
  • Professional v home-filmed
Module 9: Applying for jobs
  • Planning
  • What to include in application
  • Broadcast trade media
  • Finding on-camera experience
  • What not to do
  • Handling rejection
  • Indirect opportunities
  • Right place, right time
Module 10: All the other things you wanted to know about TV presenting but were afraid to ask!
  • Training and qualifications
  • Agents
  • Salaries
  • The Myth of the 4-Hour Week
  • PR and media relations

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