Personal Website Guidelines

You don’t need to be a professional web designer to have an effective personal website.

Studies have found that it takes users less than two-tenths of a second to form a first impression when viewing your website. Make sure the website you’ve designed for your sportscasting career pursuits is making a positive impression on employers.


Group Critique 11: April 2017

Beginning with this month, we’ll be alternating Member Makeovers and Group Critiques!

This month our Group Critique includes reviews of football, basketball, sports talk show hosting and interviewing.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to add texture to your play-by-play delivery
  • Why you need to make your sports talk topics relatable and how to do it
  • A common mistake to avoid when interviewing someone


Member Makeover 27: Dan Hasty

Want to make sure that your online presence is leaving the best impression possible? A few key pointers for keeping your personal website focused and simple will have you standing out from the crowd.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Dan Hasty, play-by-play voice for the West Michigan Whitecaps in Lansing, MI.


Member Makeover 26: Clayton Neville

Careless doesn’t win in the sportscasting job market. Instead, attention to detail and intentional planning are traits that will pay off during your career.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Clayton Neville, Play-by-Play Broadcaster at KMOO Radio in Lindale, TX.


Group Critique 10: Winter 2017

The first Group Critique of 2017 packs a punch with plenty of radio and TV critiques. The radio session covers sports talk, football, basketball and baseball play-by-play. For the TV crowd Jon reviews hockey, a sports anchor/reporter reel, soccer and basketball.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Why you need to structure your post game show
  • How to add clarity when you give the time and score
  • What to do if you feel like you need to speak faster in basketball PBP
  • An illustration of PBP character development
  • Aiming for the bigs? Discover why you need to add pitch type and location to your PBP
  • A great example of voice control in hockey PBP
  • The facial expression you must use as a sports TV anchor/reporter


Member Makeover 24: Jim Noble

As a veteran broadcaster you have years of valuable experience, but what if it’s not the right experience for the job you want?

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Jim Noble, Radio & TV Broadcaster in Charlotte, NC.