Walking on Air – How to be a Radio Presenter
What is the book?
Who is it for?
Written for people who have never broadcast on the radio before, or who have done a little presenting in some form or another. It is a useful resource for producers, journalists, students, school leavers, DJs, actors and entertainment staff who want to know more about the field of presentation.
What is it about?
It is a book that covers all aspects of presentation by first explaining that there are different types of presenter and each type follows a different path. It covers the trade secrets that radio stations share with their presenters, which are not in the public domain. These provide a short cut to making it in the business.
Why was it written?
The biggest challenge we have found with new presenters is explaining to them that there is a difference between what being a radio presenter is, and what they think being a radio presenter is. One of the reasons the book was written was to help create a greater awareness on the actual job role. There is no other book that answers the questions that we pose in this book. We wanted to educated people to help them decide how to formulate their career, in the shortest time possible.
How long is the book?
The book is approximately 120 concise pages of information and guidance. Just enough information to motivate and to get the reader thinking. Sometimes the information you need to get you to the next stage might just be all that is required. It reminds us of old saying “knowing where to hit the hammer”
What will you learn?
- The differences between what we think a presenter does and what they really do.
- Which ways to progress for each type or radio presenter.
- How to make a demo that will actually work.
- The truth about how to get a job for BBC, or major commercial radio network and even Radio 1.
- How to sound natural.
- What radio stations really want in 2014.
- Why a course may or may not be for you.
- Which type of radio you should follow.
- Agents, and what to know about them.
- Marketing and business.
- Setting up your own studio.
- How to get a foot in the door.