Learn the techniques of network-caliber sports update anchoring. If you do these things well, it will give you a tremendous advantage over broadcasters with more experience. You’ll also hear samples demonstrating how to best execute these techniques.
Employers’ hiring decisions are influenced by countless factors that are beyond your control. However, there are five variables in the job market that ARE within your control. Assuming you have the experience and ability to handle the jobs for which you are applying, if you are not hearing back from employers, you are probably dropping the ball in at least one of these five areas. In Friday’s chat, we’ll examine them one at a time.
We’ll share with you more than one dozen tips from directors of broadcasting with Major League Baseball and NFL teams that have made hires in recent seasons. Learn what they have told STAA about what impressed them and what turned them off about how sportscasters approached the application process for these elite jobs.
While you can land a sportscasting job anywhere, your value is highest in your local market. In the first part of the chat, you’ll learn how to land local sportscasting jobs, including sports talk show hosting, reporting, update anchoring and play-by-play.
We share the dos and don’ts of an effective sportscasting resume. We will also tell you how to choose references to enhance, not sabotage, your application.
Learn how to supercharge the entertainment value of your sports talk show. Giving your listeners something they can’t hear anywhere else is the key to your success. We’ll give you ideas for how to do it.
I hear almost daily from sportscasters who aren’t getting call backs from employers despite having the requisite ability and experience. Many times, these folks are sabotaging their candidacy before it even begins by writing poor cover letters. You only get one chance to make a first impression. In this chat you will learn how to write effective cover letters, and the handful of common mistakes to avoid.
Learn suggestions and techniques to maximize the likelihood that your emails to employers will be read and replied to.
Certainly you have heard network sportscasters tell an interview guest to “talk about” this or that during an interview. It is a common mistake and it can sabotage the quality of the interview. In this chat we cover the mistakes to avoid in order to maximize the entertainment value of your interviews. We also discuss the Seven Deadly Sins of Interviewing taught to ABC/ESPN personalities. Avoiding these bad habits will immediately improve your sports talk and pre and post game interviews.
You can’t get your next job without first interviewing for it. Learn how employers evaluate the success of a job interview, prepare yourself for the most commonly asked questions, and learn the questions you should ask in order to make a great impression.