WHAT DOES A RADIO PRESENTER DO?

Radio Presenters are the voice of a station or programme, whether they work in speech-based or music Radio. They create the tone and style of radio output and establish a relationship with listeners. They may work for the BBC, commercial or community radio, on local or national stations, or for independent production companies.
Most presenters are self-employed, working on fixed term contracts. Although the greatest concentration of jobs is found in London and the South East of England, Radio Presenters work throughout the UK. Working hours are varied and may involve early mornings, late nights and overnights, as well as working weekends or holidays. In some roles Presenters are expected to travel to work on location, both within the UK and abroad.

Presenters in music radio work for a range of stations and programmes, catering for all musical tastes. Presenters in speech radio work in all genres, from topical talk shows to documentaries, light entertainment and comedy.

A Radio Presenter’s specific duties vary depending on the programme or station. They may present live or recorded shows, scripted and unscripted. They may write scripts and links or work from a brief supplied by other members of a production team. They may conduct interviews with contributors in a studio or over the phone. They may handle debates or phone-ins, or host live events. They should be able to operate various radio studios, and to record audio both in studios and on location.

They must understand the disciplines of the production process, particularly with regard to timings. They work closely with other members of a production team and may be expected to take direction from a Producer or Editor. They are expected to review their own output and to seek and accept feedback on their performance. They are also expected to monitor listener feedback, and contribute to responses to comments, or programme complaints.

WILL I NEED A QUALIFICATION?

You do not need to have a degree to be a Radio Presenter. Employers will want you to have hands-on experience and to have developed technical and presentation skills, along with a distinctive personal style.

If you do have a degree, employers won’t necessarily expect it to be in a media-related subject. They may even prefer you to have a degree in another discipline, especially if followed by a postgraduate qualification in radio production.

If you are considering taking a radio course in higher education, the following courses have been rigorously assessed by the radio industry and awarded the Creative Skillset Tick for the high standard of education they provide and the degree to which they prepare you for a radio career.

Source:creativeskillset.org

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BEING THE VOICE OF A RADIO STATION OR PROGRAMME

Creating the tone and style of radio output and establishing a relationship with listeners.
Is This Role Right For Me?

To do this role, you will need to:

  • have excellent presentation and performance skills
  • be able to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to communicate them to audiences
  • understand how to use the voice effectively for radio
  • be able to learn how to use a variety of recording equipment and to operate different radio studios
  • be able to present while operating studio controls and co-ordinating a range of simultaneous technical activities
  • be able to communicate knowledgeably and engagingly with audiences
  • have excellent communication skills and be able to draw information from people
  • be able to work calmly effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines
  • have knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulations around radio production
  • understand when it is necessary, and how to acquire, the relevant clearances and licences, including copyright and music clearances
  • understand the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and procedures
  • have strong IT skills, including word processing and data handling – and, ideally, audio editing and image manipulation software
  • have knowledge of the radio market, different station and programme styles, and audience demographics.

Source:creativeskillset.org

​5 WAYS TO MAKE THE AUDIENCE THE STAR OF YOUR PRESENTATION

Take The Focus Off Yourself For A More Dynamic, Memorable Presentation.

BY MICHELLE MAZUR, PH.D.

We’ve all been victimized by painful presentations: Too long. Too salesy. Too boring. Forcing the audience to remain passive participants listening to a speaker who hopes to persuade, convince, and cajole to get to “yes.”

It feels like the speaker only sees us as bags of money sitting in uncomfortable chairs. The focus of the presentation is about what the presenter can get from the audience. This has to stop.

Exceptional public speaking is never about the speaker. Yet it’s easy to see yourself as the star of the presentation.

Most public speaking advice focuses on taking center stage: how to make eye contact, what do with your hands, and how to kill the dreaded “um.” This advice is important, but it’s secondary to creating an audience-centered presentation. When you make the audience the star of your presentation, your reach rises, your impact increases, and your bottom-line blossoms.

Here are five ways to make the audience the star of your presentation, so you create a memorable presentation with a message that matters:

1. DELVE DEEP INTO THE AUDIENCE’S PSYCHE

Unfortunately, the majority of speakers start preparing for their presentations by firing up the laptop, opening PowerPoint, and typing–the audience is an after thought.

Step away from the computer.

Before you start crafting one word of your presentation, you must get into the head of each audience member. Although it’s important to understand their demographics, psychographics, and what makes them toss and turn in the wee hours of the night, it’s equally important to understand what they believe about your message. Answer these three questions to dive into your audience’s heads:

1) What do they already know about your topic?

2) What misconceptions do they have about your message?

3) What areas of your message will they resist?

Addressing those three questions during your presentation let’s the audience know that you understood them and that their point of view mattered to you as you crafted your message.

2. GET CLEAR ON YOUR PRESENTATION PROMISE

Seth Godin said, “A presentation that doesn’t seek to make change is a waste of time and energy.” The presentation promise is deeper than the traditional WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) statement, but instead answers one simple question: “How will your audience change as a result of hearing you speak?”

How you can make their lives easier, help them grow, or do something better, faster, or more efficient than ever before? Give your best ideas away for free. No strings attached. This sounds counterintuitive, but creating immense value for the audience is the best way to turn audience members into co-collaborators, supporters, and even fans.

3. UNDERWHELM THEM WITH DATA

Presentations have evolved into a big data dump. Speakers cram as much information as possible into their presentation because the more information you give, the more of an expert you are, right?

Wrong. The more information you give, the more overwhelmed your audience feels, and the less likely you’ll live up to that presentation promise. As an expert, it’s easy to give too many details that, while interesting to you, don’t support your core message. Be ruthless in editing. If a piece of information, a story, or a statistic does not ladder back to your promise, it needs to go.

4. ACTIVATE ACTION

Have you ever sat through a presentation and thought, “Fascinating. But now what?” The content was great, the stories were compelling, and the argument sound, but what do you do with all of that new information?

As a speaker, it’s not enough to inform; you must also show the audience how to take action. Answer the question of “what do I do with this?” for them.

Every point that you make in your speech should have an action the audience can take that moves them closer to the presentation promise. It’s even more powerful if the audience can take at least one of those actions during your speech.

If you’re giving a presentation on social media, have people send a tweet. Speaking about goal setting, give the audience an opportunity to set a goal. Get them in the habit of taking action.

5. INVITE INTERACTION

Human beings are meaning-making machines. We co-create meaning through the relationships we have with others. Whether you’re speaking to 10, 100, or 1000 people, you’re creating a relationship with each one of those individuals. You don’t want to be the one who does all the talking, even if you’re the speaker.

As you create your presentation, think strategically about how to involve the audience. Tell a story that fires up their mirror neurons, so they feel like a part of your tale. Create activities that connect them with their fellow audience members. Ask them questions and pause to let them respond. The more the audience is involved in your presentation, the more memorable and valuable your message is.

As you prepare for your next presentation, remind yourself who you are serving. Place the audience at the epicenter of your speech. When you make the audience the star of your presentation, persuasion becomes easier, relationships deepen, and you become their go-to expert.

— Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. delivers audacious breakthroughs for speakers who want to stand out and be the best in-class in their field. She is the CEO of Communication Rebel and the author of Speak Up for Your Business. If you’re ready to rebel against the presentation status quo, visit Michelle at

DrMichelleMazur.com. 

Source:fastcompany.com

JOE METTLE HAS PROVED EXCEPTIONAL,SHOULD BE REWARDED-KWASI PRATT

Kwasi Pratt junior, Chief Editor for the Insight newspaper

The chief editor for the Insight newspaper, Kwasi Pratt junior has congratulate Joe Mettle over his comment to Patience Nyarko on the just ended VGMA in Ghana.
He said Joe Mettle has to be rewarded for a comment he made,circulating in the newspapers that,”Joe Mettle admitt that Patience Nyarko’s song Obi Nyane Me is more popular than Bo No ni”.

According to Kwasi Pratt on Peace FM morning show today,20 April, 2018.He said what Jeo Mettle has done have not been been into any record before.

He added, “credibility is incredible,Joe Mettle where ever he is,though I don’t know him and I have never met him before but what he has done needs to be rewarded”.

He concluded that by  expressing his deep respect for Joe,adding,” I have respected Joe Mettle today because he is exceptional “.

He added,” I think he is a very humble and a very cool guy,he has impressed me today “.

Source:kethmedianews.wordpress.com

​‘I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE SEKZ WITH PATAPAA’- ACTRESS


Patapaa’s VGMA snub has made him the subject of intense mockery in Ghana and I’m wondering why Ghanaians could be this mean.
The least we could do is to console and wish him better luck next time but days after the award ceremony, social media users are still on his tails.

And now another relatively unknown Ghanaian actress, Xandy Kamel has joined the bandwagon by expressing her love for Patapaa and says she wishes to have sekz with him (it’s all satire!).

In an interview with Kofi TV yesterday 19 April,2018., the voluptuous actress said before they will have the sekz, she will let him brush his teeth and bath very well before she allows him bonk with her (is this not an insult?)

Xandy also said Patapaa will be very powerful in bed as compared to Kuame Eugine looking at his face and his waist.

We gathered that Xandy Kamel is the daughter of the former Volta Regional Minister under the NDC regime who died in 2012.

Source:happyghana.com

​WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE?I’M DONE WITH YOU – SHATTA WALE TELLS SHATTA MICHY

Shatta Wale and Michy during their happy times

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and his ‘baby mama’, Shatta Michy’s relationship has suddenly hit rocks as both are at ‘each others throat.
The couple seem to have been involved in serious fights which has left Michy with a bruise on her forehead.

Shatta Michy posted a picture of herself with a message indicating that Shatta Wale is ungrateful, a hypocrite who always beats her up and later apologise.

Just an hour after her post, Wale also posted that “When a lady chases you with a knife, you should leave her, adding that he is done.

Shatta Wale and Michy have always denied reports about their fights, break-up and so on.

Meanwhile the Dance hall artiste himself in a Facebook post has stated that he has no business whatsoever with his baby mama,(Michy) anymore.

Source:yen.com.gh

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