Group Critique 46: November 2020

We have football, gymnastics (an STAA Group Critique first) and TV sports anchoring and reporting. A Thanksgiving feast!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The Football Pattern and why you should be using it.
  • Two common yet critical words that are too often omitted from play-by-play.
  • Examples of how to use your voice to punch bigger plays.
  • How favorite phrases can easily go from cool to cliche.
  • The importance of putting the football in your crosshairs.
  • TV performance tips.


Interview: Marc Kestecher, ESPN Radio

Many people do sports updates but considerably fewer do them well. One person who excels at sports update anchoring is ESPN Radio veteran Marc Kestecher. In this interview with STAA, Marc shares some of the traits of great anchoring, and answers the question about how to get an anchoring job at ESPN Radio.