We cannot over-emphasize the importance of the written word. The written word will open up a universe to the mind. It can take you anywhere, any place and and at any time. Reading can also bring you happiness and bring back memories of drama and tragedy. But before you can speak fluently you must be able to read fluently. Reading is the foundation of conversation. If you wish to be successful in the Broadcasting Industry you have to read and speak comprehensively. Practice reading aloud clearly and distinctly so those listening to you speak can understand your words, their meaning, and be motivated by what they hear you say. Beginning broadcasters should read aloud about one hour a day. One great example would be to read aloud one page of a regular unabridged dictionary. Start with page one and read aloud each word and the definition. By reading aloud you will become a better communicator.
On this web blog we will outline the basics of beginning an announcing career in broadcasting in the 21st century. The 20th century brought many new careers to men and women who entered this new industry but rapid advances in broadcasting technology removed many of these positions. Announcing is just one of them and today most of these local on-the-air positions have vanished. But there still is a need for articulate and intelligent communicators in radio and television. In this blog you will find some tips and insights that may lead to a career as an announcer, newscaster, presenter or host of broadcast programming.