How to become a radio host
Many people in different moments of his life dreamed of becoming a star person. Someone would Shine from TV screens, and someone to broadcast from the radio. But if for some this desire is an impossible dream because of the apparent inaccessibility and secrecy of this display region, others believe that the time is irretrievably lost and too late cool change in my life.
Strangely enough, both are deeply mistaken!
Radio and TELEsatellite indeed, for the most part, hidden from the eyes of the inhabitants. But this does not mean that you can only get there through "their". It should be noted that "cronyism" as such in radiobusiness not: no one would hire someone untalented protégé. Because a good leader makes top-rated broadcast, which in turn brings great income from advertising. And money, as you know, on radio I think very well.
Therefore, everyone, regardless of age and length of service, has a chance to connect his life with this mysterious and interesting direction.
Firstly, it should be noted that not only the radio host, but also a correspondent, music editor, sound engineer, regional development officer, radio copywriter, program director can get on the radio.
If you do not belong to any of the above areas, you still have a chance. Just the way to the dream and the methods of achieving it will be slightly different.
First, let's analyze what features, skills and abilities the radio host should possess.
First of all, you need to learn to think first and then speak, although sometimes it is necessary to think very quickly. Speak the language understood by your audience and at the same time competently. Not whiny and not to be smarter than the audience. To be erudite and interesting person.
A required skill is clear, competent speech and pleasant, not jarring tone of voice. Some people have it by nature, and someone is deprived of this advantage. If you fall into the second category, don't worry – it is fixable.
Secondly, it is very important to be able to find a way out of any difficult situations. Quick response is very important. I admit that the inability to quickly handle a difficult situation closed the road on the radio, not one ten talented children. Computer knowledge a must! Also desirable knowledge of Studio equipment. If you have all the listed advantages, so you direct road to the Studio!
But this may not be enough for a successful career in radio. The facilitator should be an interesting person, to be a person. If you have a pleasant demeanor, open-minded, able to clearly Express your thoughts, then consider that you have almost passed the test of professional suitability. But with all these skills you are still a diamond, and want to cut.
You can endlessly detachevent their skills on their own, tasting tips from the Internet, to resort to the advice of "experienced" and record a demo in a controlled environment. But keep in mind that you will probably only have one chance to impress program Director of the radio station. And if at this moment he will be in the hands of your crooked recorded the video with clearly audible nonresident dialect, which you didn't even know existed, the moment would be lost! Therefore, it is important with the experts to reveal their professional shortcomings, to learn to place emphasis and accents to breathe correctly in order not to drown during a long speech.
So how do you get into the chair of the radio host? Perhaps the most correct solution will be the training of practicing professionals.
There are many places where you try to teach. But you can count on your fingers where it will really teach! One of such places is the Moscow School of Radio and Television (MSRT). This School is the only existing part of the Media Holding. And this, by the way, Our Radio. Best FM. Rock FM. Radio Jazz. Ultra and the national News Service. Moreover, the students regularly undergo training on the basis of the Holding, which certainly distinguishes MSRT from singles competition. The school has its own radio station, which students practice in a real Live broadcast.
Students participate in a mass musical events of the capital: City. Cream. Winter Mega Dance and others. And this, of course, useful experience for future radio. That you can confirm graduates. which already broadcasts on the air top FM radio stations. It happens that in the learning process, identifies different abilities of students and they pereorientirovanija in neighbouring professional field. For example, you can open in yourselves talent of the speaker. the tendency to broadcast from the screen or traction lead events in the role of entertainer. As they say, all work good, choose on taste!
When choosing a school, you need to be attentive to detail, to try to identify and avoid the pitfalls. So, some schools mislead applicants: inviting known leading to the master class, and then declare them as permanent teachers. But even the most well-known radio personality will not be able to cast miracle without properly constructed training programme, which will involve groups of professionals from different but related fields. Only in this version you will have a real chance to get on the radio.
For example, in the curriculum MSRT involved DJs from radio stations, TV presenters, speakers, actors of theatre and cinema, specialists in the production of speech and oratory. With all of this, training is important not so much theory, how much practice. Its importance cannot be overstated. Therefore, the program of the Moscow School of Radio and Television, the ratio of practice to theory of 80 to 20%. If you entire course to listen to famous leading on the theme: "As it was then. "it's unlikely you will get the necessary practical knowledge. In the best case can be a not bad savvy blogger. Only in the full version of the training program, perhaps in a short time to learn the profession of radio broadcaster and to prove themselves worthy in the interview.
It is worth noting that not all diplomas are equally quoted in the radio broadcast field. In such a narrow and closed area, like a radio, all each other know and are familiar with all the schools that produce the radio fans. And here is a little Lifehack for you: almost in 70% of cases the fate of the applicant is predefined depending on a graduate of what school it is. Further already evaluated the abilities and skills of the applicant for the post of radio host.
Looks and age – the only thing on the radio is irrelevant. What is really important — you have to love people and their work. To learn continuously. To have certain technical skills to operate the equipment. And, of course, to be able to "fit" into the team entirely of creative people.
Do not be afraid of experiments!
Choose, try and achieve success. The radio is worth it!