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    About the course

    Being a presenter means working at the front line of television. While it can be all-consuming and often challenging, it’s a job that can also be exciting, enthralling and deeply satisfying. 

    Your job could involve introducing or hosting a show, reporting on special events, reading the news, interacting with live audiences or interviewing folk from all walks of life.

    However, TV presenting can be a tough business to break into and that’s why it’s important to get the inside track on what it takes to become the next David Letterman or Ryan Seacrest.

    Learning how to bring something special to a show by focusing on your strengths and building your own personal brand, is also essential in your approach to becoming a standout TV presenter.

    That’s why this course lays down the foundation that you need to become part of this thrilling world while imparting essential tricks and tips of the trade.


    What you will learn

    In doing this course, you will learn:

    • The basics of broadcasting
    • The team behind the scenes
    • The most important skills you need to possess
    • What producers and agents are really looking for in a TV presenter
    • How to stand out from the crowd
    • Understanding your own special ‘brand’

    You’ll be introduced to:

    • Different camera presentations from handheld to multi-camera
    • What it means to ‘talk to camera’, ‘talk to time’ and how to do both effectively
    • Autocue techniques
    • Using an earpiece with ‘open talkback’
    • How to ad-lib effectively
    • Researching, scripting and conducting great on-air interviews
    • Pre-records and live broadcasts


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: The Business We Call Show
    • An overview of the business
    • The changing face of TV
    • Different types of presenting
    • Challenges of breaking into the business
    Module 2: It Takes A Village To Build A Tv Presenter
    • The team
    • Producers
    • Presenter role requirements
    • Presenter skillset
    • TV terminology
    Module 3: Wow! Who’s That Girl (or Boy?)
    • Do you have what it takes?
    • Knowledge and research
    • The ‘wow’ factor
    • Fronting a show
    • Audience connection
    Module 4: A ‘brand’ New You
    • Find Your Strengths
    • What’s Your USP
    • Difference between being a ‘Personality’ and a ‘Presenter’
    • Seeing yourself as a ‘brand’
    Module 5: Talking The Talk
    • How to talk to camera
    • Talking to time
    • Presenter techniques
    • Vocal delivery
    • Autocue / teleprompter tips
    • Script reading
    • Talk back and earpiece training
    • Interviewing techniques
    Module 6: Are You Ready For Your Close Up?
    • Ad-lib presentation
    • Script construction and prep’
    • Handheld camera presentation
    • Multi-camera direction
    • Live broadcast
    • Location reporting
    • Camera technique
    Module 7: Looking The Part
    • Importance of getting your image right
    • Visual Messages
    • Body language
    • Note setting & colours
    • Do’s and don’ts of TV makeup
    Module 8: Showreel Time: Show Me The Money!
    • The ONE big secret to a successful showreel
    • Preparation: Subject matter
    • Preparation: Types of footage
    • Marketing yourself
    • Structure & format
    • Professional v home-filmed
    Module 9: Applying For Jobs: The Good, The Bad And The Big Fat Waste-of-time
    • Planning
    • What to include in application
    • Broadcast trade media
    • Finding on-camera experience
    • What not to do
    • Handling rejection
    • Indirect opportunities
    • Right place, right time
    Module 10: All The Other Things You Wanted To Know About Tv Presenting But Were Afraid To Ask!
    • Training and qualifications
    • Agents
    • Salaries
    • The Myth of the 4-Hour Week
    • PR and media relations


    Who is this course for

    Have you ever watched a popular presenter hosting a TV program and thought, “How do I get to do that?” If you have, then this is the course for you!

    Whether your interest is in hard news, current affairs, human interest, entertainment, culture, travel or sports presenting, there are very few jobs where you can indulge your passions while reaching out to millions of people at the same time.

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could: 

    • Explore the interesting and exciting television industry
    • Become a more polished and self-assured presenter
    • Expand your skills as a MC and presenter of live events
    • Gain a better understanding of your personal brand, and how to grow it


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation