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Anatomy of a Great TV Host

With 25 years in television I know a little something about the demands placed on..on air talents. The thing I really got from being a “talent for hire” for so many years and in teaching the process of speaking for the camera is that it’s really  a Mind, Mouth and Body connection.

Your body serves as a container for all the energy the mind creates with thoughts, and delivers to the mouth for expression of these thoughts.

Here is the Anatomy of a Great On Camera Host.

  1. An Uncluttered Mind- Preparation- both before and in between On Camera Performances  minimizes stuttering, ums. uhs, and brain stalls. A great host has a well fed brain (protein rich foods) as well as a clear understanding of the content they are presenting.
  2. Peripheral Vision- A great hosts owns the content, they can be in the moment but also see what’s ahead. A great host is ahead of the words and sees the bullet pointed ideas they are about to present in their peripheral while still being present. The key is to be engaging but have an energetic urgency toward the information you are about to share.peripheral-vision
  3. Flexible Mouth- Verbal mastery is the reason so many radio hosts transition easily into hosting- Ryan Seacrest and Wendy Williams both had years of verbal training doing their radio shows before adjusting their acts for the camera.
  4. Strong Shoulders- An arched back and shoulders that are settled down and strong (not around your ears)  create a container for the energy that will flow.  Direct the energy toward your center and up through your eyes and mouth.arms-and-hands
  5. Arms & Hands- A hosts makes use of their hands to help tell the story with subtle gestures.  Bent elbows keep the hands ready, and you can clasp them when they are not in use.buddha-tree
  6. Strong Waist- Create a strong solid center. Very much like a tree trunk the bottom half of your body should be sturdy. The branches of your body (arms head and hands) will sway in the wind as you tell the story.
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How to Become a TV Host, Part 2

In Part 1 of How To Become A Host we reviewed what it takes, the (3) T Core Values it takes to become a host. -Think, Talk and Teach- In this video I break it down to (3) Key Areas of connection every host needs to understand. TV Hosting is a Mind Mouth and Body Read the Rest…

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How to Become a TV Host – Part 4

In Part 1 of How To Become A Host we reviewed what it takes, the (3) T Core Values it takes to become a host. -Think, Talk and Teach- In Part 2 I broke it down to (3) Key Areas of connection every host needs to understand. TV Hosting is a Mind Mouth and Body Read the Rest…

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How to Become a TV Host – Part 3

In Part 1 of How To Become a TV Host we reviewed what it takes, the (3) T Core Values it takes to become a host. -Think, Talk and Teach- In Part 2 I broke it down to (3) Key Areas of connection every host needs to understand. TV Hosting is a Mind Mouth and Read the Rest…

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How to balance a TV Host career and an acting career – Part Two

Try the 80/20 approach- by T V HOST COACH / ACTRESS IDalis De Leon When I worked as a host, I was so happy. For a moment in time hosting made me happier than my acting work did. I worked as a music news reporter in New York for a season for a syndicated show Read the Rest…

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