All the best news anchors and TV presenters are cool, calm and collected. Many may not like to admit that during their years as a rookie, their delivery was much less refined.
On his YouTube channel, Josh Helmuth, morning news anchor for US local TV station KRDO, talks about the biggest mistake in television news: being inauthentic on camera.
This often reveals itself through words and phrases you would never use in real life. His main advice for composing yourself on camera is a painful one: watch yourself back and identify your mistakes. Only then can you work on them.
"Give yourself honest critique; how did you look in that shot, did you seem conversational, did you seem relaxed, did you have a nervous tick, were you moving your arms a lot, were you bouncing up and down, were you blinking too much?" he asks.
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