How to become a sports commentator
Many sports fans sometimes have the feeling that the commentator is broadcasting incorrectly, there is a desire to fix it. What kind of profession is a sports commentator, how to become one?
Where to go to study
The easiest way to become a commentator is to graduate from the journalism department with a specialization aimed at sports activities. Special schools can also help with this issue. But they will not teach everything.
Designate a specific time for which you can become a commentator, it is impossible, the experience comes in practice. Educational institutions can not give practical experience, they only highlight the basics of this profession.
Among other things, there are commentator courses. They are most often used by former athletes or coaches, who later become excellent sports commentators. It should be noted that this profession requires a love of sport. Without this, there will be no good commentator.
Professional and personal qualities
The profession of a commentator is an art, because you need to captivate the viewer, while in most cases the latter does not even see the face of the commentator. Each game for the commentator should be a role, and the broadcast - a scene.
This profession is classified as public. Therefore, the professional qualities of a sports commentator are the reading, education, and necessarily knowledge of a literary language.
As for personal qualities, the commentator is a bright, optimistic person with powerful energy.
Professionalism in this work is achieved as far as how many reports you have conducted. In schools, there is a program of self-training for reporting, it is also a very important skill.
The secret of the profession
But in schools they do not teach everything. Much needs to be achieved through our own efforts. It is necessary to read a lot of literature about sports, get acquainted with the news of world sports, know the history.
In addition, you need to develop a voice, follow the vocabulary and style of your own speech. Indeed, many commentators became famous precisely because of the uniqueness of broadcasting.
When reporting, you should always remain objective. The commentator is a link between the viewer and the players, so it’s better not to voice your personal preferences. A good report should objectively cover the whole game, bring all the important information to the viewer as much as possible.