Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. –from the song Getting to Know You, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein from the musical King and I Getting to know people in the industry can be a real key to developing your career as a […]
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“Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” –William Goldman, “The Princess Bride” Life is not a meritocracy. It’s not the Boy or Girl Scouts. You don’t always get a badge, patch or some other reward for being competent, good or even great in a particular area. Broadcasting, like any other business, is […]
The late Tug McGraw was a relief pitcher for 19 Major League seasons with the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies. One day while with the Mets, McGraw emerged from a team meeting, blinked at the assembled media, smiled and promptly spouted, “Ya gotta believe.” Even as McGraw was speaking, the Mets were mired […]
Being a good listener is the single most important thing you can do as an interviewer. It will help to bring out more honest and interesting answers from the person being interviewed and it will keep your audience engaged and interested as well. Case in point—a recent post game interview I did with 76ers forward […]
What makes a good question? Now that’s a good question! Why? Because it’s an open-ended question. Open-ended questions are questions that cannot necessarily be answered with a simple yes or no. These kinds of questions make for the best interviews. Avoid leading questions, questions that simply make a statement or questions that lack any real […]
“I just get coffee.” “All I do is busy work. It’s stupid.” “What, I don’t get paid???” Ah, the laments of the intern, the production assistant (PA), the go-fer. Performing the mundane and wondering, “is it all worth it?” It is. More than you’ll ever know. Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia is my employer, while I broadcast […]
Tell the truth, what do you know about toothpaste? Sure, you know some of the buzz words like whitening and cavity-fighting. But what about the real intrinsic values of the product? Do you really have a full, technical understanding of what makes one toothpaste better than another? Chances are you don’t. Chances are you assume […]
There are a lot of pressures attendant to looking for a job as a broadcast performer in television or radio. The very daunting nature of the task can be distressing: finding the openings; getting a leg up on the competition; having the right demo reel.So, I’m here to tell you to take a breath, relax […]
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