[Reading] ➬ You're On! The Broadcast Presentation Handbook ➳ Alec Sabin – Tactical-player.co.uk
Easy to read and inspirational a great guide whether you re a professional or just having to make a speech in public for a special occasion you ll be prepared and present. More Of Us Are Appearing On The Media These Days Simply Because There Is Of It About Radio, TV, YouTube, Podcasts, Webcasts You Name It Have Voracious Appetites And Their Cheap Fast Food Is You And Me Yet Of Us Want To Appear On The Media As Practised Professionals, Whether As TV Or Radio Presenter, Journalist, Or Simply Guest Interviewee On A Show In This Brand New Edition Of Youre On Alec Sabin Has Simple Advice For All Would Be Broadcasters, Even The Celebrity Wannabee You Need To Prepare, You Need To Engage And You Need To Communicate Preparation Allows You To Look Like You Are Winging It, When Youre Not Did You Think Those Cool, Casual DJ Ad Libs Werent Planned Engaging Your Audience Is Making Sure Theyre Listening To You Even When All Thats In Front Of You Is A Microphone Or Camera Lens In A Draughty Studio Communication Involves Taking Your Viewers And Listeners With YouTaking A Wide Ranging Approach, Alec Discusses The Qualities Of Good Presentation, Engaging The Audience And How Mastery Of Your Material Is Crucial He Provides Exercises To Improve Vocal Quality And Breathing, Tips On Controlling Nerves, And An Insight Into How Broadcast Audio And Video Technology Can Work For You There Is Expert Guidance And Further Exercises On Everything From Ad Libbing And Podcasting To Reading A Script And InterviewingAnd What About Creativity, Energy, Passion And Something Which Comes From Leftfield, Not Guaranteed But Valued, And Most Of All Welcomed By All Professionals A Certain Well, Its Described In The Last Paragraph Of Youre On But To Fully Appreciate It You Really Need To Read What Comes BeforeThis Book Will Be Essential Reading For Media Students And Professionals Alike With Useful Material For Anyone Who Has To Make A Great Impression In Front Of The Camera Or Microphone An experienced broadcaster myself, my attention was drawn to this book by a younger presenter colleague I was expecting not to learn anything new, but Mr Sabin s authoritative and clear writing impressed me no end It reminded me of the basics as well drawing my attention to techniques and approaches that I had taken for granted I d recommend this book for all who want to establish a presence on mic or on camera And the exercises are both fun and useful. So grateful to have received this book for Christmas With several presentations and a webinar coming up in the next few months Alec Sabin s handbook on how to come over better for any kind of public appearance, as well as on camera, and any kind of audio is invaluable After so many years in the business he really knows what s what. A marvellously helpful, brilliantly written book. An excellent guide and support for seasoned professionals and beginners alike Full of solid, practical advice and interesting ideas to try Thoughtful, relaxed and clear style An invaluable addition to the bookshelf as a good read and for future reference too. I remember listening regularly to Alec Sabin on the World Service and I was always impressed by his assured presentation Listening to him was a comfort when away from our shores and I was curious, therefore to read You re On when I heard about it Although I m no professional, I am continually having to make presentations and his book has been invaluable He s thought of everything I particularly found his excercises really useful I couldn t recommend it too highly Alec Sabin is an authoritative, knowledgeable, reassuring voice guiding us through every aspect of working in or appearing on the broadcast media It s never been important to defend the principles of excellent broadcasting and I found Alec Sabin s new book an inspiration Today the broadcast media is a fast moving, controversial, potentially confusing world, whether you re on it or consuming it Happily help is at hand in this superb handbook that gives clear headed, readable advice for all broadcast media students and anyone posting news or features online.