How to Be a Good News Anchor
If you’re looking to get a job as a news anchor, there are many steps you should take. First, you should have a degree in journalism or communications. You should also be able to speak and read well and interact with people effectively.
Practice speaking like a news anchor
The old adage ‘practice makes perfect’ has never been truer. A few minutes of focused effort can do wonders for your ego and sanity. A word of caution, if you do this for the wrong reasons, your best efforts will be wasted. For starters, be sure to have a back-up plan in the form of a trusted confidant or two. You need not have a formal education to be a good journalist. If you have a knack for reading lips, a little ado will go a long way. Likewise, if you can’t stand the thought of pitching your wares to an unsuspecting public, the last resort is to hone your boffo skills in private. In short, don’t get too cozy. Ideally, have a buddy check you out.
Read at a speed of 150 to 175 words per minute
Seeing good news anchors reading at a clip is a treat for any fan of the news. However, fast reading isn’t always the best way to deliver the goods. There are several factors that go into delivering news of all kinds, from breaking news to a local sports highlight of the day. One of the most important is having a foolproof plan. The …