Profession presenter

Presenters host broadcast productions. They are the face or voice of these programs and make announcements on different platforms such as radio, television, theatres or other establishments. They ensure that their audience is entertained and introduce the artists or persons being interviewed.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising
  • Artistic / Social

Knowledge

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Audiovisual equipment

    The characteristics and usage of different tools that stimulate the sight and audio senses.

  • Breathing techniques

    The various techniques to control the voice, body, and nerves by breathing.

  • Vocal techniques

    The various techniques for using your voice correctly without exhausting or damaging it when changing voice in tone and volume.

  • Pronunciation techniques

    The pronunciation techniques to properly and understandably pronounce words.

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

Skills

  • Memorise lines

    Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.

  • Meet expectations of target audience

    Research the needs and expectations of the target audience to ensure the program's theme meets both.

  • Rehearse role

    Study lines and actions. Practise them before recording or shooting to find the best way to perform them.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

    Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.

  • Follow time cues

    Observe the conductor, orchestra or director and follow text and vocal score to time cues accurately.

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Follow the news

    Follow current events in politics, economics, social communities, cultural sectors, internationally, and in sports.

  • Gather information on theme of the show

    Gather relevant information on the theme you are discussing in the show or on the guests who make an appearance in the program to make sure you are up to date.

  • Read pre-drafted texts

    Read texts, written by others or by yourself, with the proper intonation and animation.

  • Perform improvisation

    Perform dialogues or actions spontaneously or without preparation.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

Optional knowledge and skills

adopt a relaxed posture compose playlist proofread text work with a voice coach prepare broadcasts practice humour interview techniques present during live broadcasts perform market research press law use audio reproduction software interview people moderate a debate photography apply grammar and spelling rules consult with production director develop program ideas lighting techniques select music check correctness of information communicate by telephone