ANNOUNCERS (AND THE ART OF BEING INTERVIEWED)The techniques and ideas dealt with up to now also work extremely well for announcers, as well as lecturers, newscasters, weather people, interviewees-even people stopped in the street by a news crew and asked for their opinions.The same liturgy comes up:
|• React before you speak.|
|• Project to the microphone only.|
|• Give extra animation when speaking at low levels.|
|• Happily present yourself.|
The first three elements are easy to grasp and to practice-but happily present yourself? Here's how.
I was working with some businessmen on how to present themselves better for the inhouse videos their company sends out. First I had them bring in their official "company" photo along with their favorite snapshot.
Then I had them give a short speech in the manner of their official photo. We repeated the exercise using the "favorite" snapshot, getting them to match
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Book title: Secrets of Screen Acting.
Contributors: John Stamp - Illustrator, Patrick Tucker - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2003.
Page number: 149.
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