How to become a sports commentator
Many sports fans sometimes have a feeling that the commentator is broadcasting incorrectly, there is a desire to fix it. What kind of profession is this - 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 in solving this problem. But they will not teach everything.
To designate a certain time for which it is possible to become a commentator is impossible, experience comes in practice. Educational institutions can not give practical experience, they only illuminate the basics of this profession.
Among other things, there are courses of commentators. 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 not be a 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 a commentator should be a role, and the broadcast by a scene.
This profession belongs to the category of public. Therefore, the professional qualities of a sports commentator - it's well-read, educated and must be fluent in the literary language.
As for personal qualities, the commentator is a bright, optimistic, with a powerful energy person.
Professionalism in this work is achieved as far as how many reports you have conducted. In schools there is a self-study program for reporting, this is also a very important skill.
The secret of profession
But in schools they do not teach everything. You have to achieve a lot by your 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. After all, many commentators have become famous precisely because of the uniqueness of the broadcast.
When reporting, you must always remain objective. A 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 entire game, as much as possible to convey all important information to the viewer.