How to become a tv presenter when you have no experience
Everyone has to start some where right? Even the biggest TV Presenters in show biz have had to start at the bottom, you just always see them when they're already at the top. There are so many ways you can break into the industry, some people start out as journalists or researchers in production companies, some are an expert in a particular field like a Dr, Chef, Athlete or Coach and become a TV Experts some are actors who become TV Presenters and some start with TV Training.
You don’t generally need qualifications to become a TV Presenter, unless you're a TV Expert it might be beneficial to have that as credibility or if you're looking to become a TV Reporter or Video Journalist a qualification in journalism often required. What you do need is super confidence in front of the camera, knowing how a live TV studio works and the tools of the trade like autocue (Teleprompter), Multi-camera, Talk-back, Microphone technique, Interviewing and having a clear solid career strategy does help. And what matters most is your personality, passion, determination and tenacity.
You will require a TV Presenter Show Reel to show any TV Producer or Casting Director your skills, personality and passion and how you look on camera.
Oh but ‘You have to be lucky’ we hear that a lot!! You create your own luck and the most successful TV Presenters we know create their own luck by shear persistence, knowing how the TV industry works, building a network of contacts and knowing who and how to approach people for work. Knowing how to brand and promote yourself is very important as well.
Join us on our next ‘How To Become A TV Presenter’ event where you’ll discover all the techniques needed to present professionally, common mistakes new presenters make and how to avoid them, find out where to find work and how to reach the decision makers and how to create that all important brand that makes you stand out from the competition.
If you have any questions you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 0800 046 3447 for a chat or if you want to come into our studio at Pinewood for a free career chat we can arrange that too.