Clippers broadcaster Brian Sieman evaluates getting to The League via the NBA D-League, WNBA, colleges and studio host roles. He also shares his thoughts on the play-by-play traits that distinguish NBA broadcasters.
You’ll be reminded about the key fundamentals to great baseball broadcasting, and learn advanced techniques for setting yourself apart in one of the most competitive genres of sports broadcasting. You’ll also hear samples demonstrating how to best execute these techniques.
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.
ESPN regional play-by-play broadcaster Ed Cohen was one of STAA’s 2014 Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30. In this interview, Ed shares how he juggles creating a full-time living out of part-time jobs, what learned from his time working in MILB, and more.
Recorded October 21, 2014, this session includes critiques of:
- Football PBP
- Baseball PBP
- Hockey PBP
Aaron Goldsmith, Seattle Mariners play-by-play voice, discusses the best way to stand out as a broadcaster in the minors, a surprising place to pick up broadcast info about your own team, and more.
Minnesota Timberwolves Voice Alan Horton shares insight on potential career paths to the NBA, the items he always makes sure he has in the broadcast booth, and more.
Steve Cotton, Play-by-Play Broadcaster at Marshall University, shares the method behind Marshall’s unique pregame format, how he works with a football spotter, and how he first learned about baseball from Ernie Harwell.
Atlanta Hawks TV play-by-play voice Bob Rathbun tells the story of his first time on-air at age 12, why storytelling is still crucial for television, what he looks for during self critiques, and more.
Which social network sites are the most useful for sports broadcasters? Darren Goldwater, play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN3 shares his opinion, plus advice for those new to television play-by-play, and more.