TV reporter, personality Fariba Shirazi

Being a presenter is all about personality. Although presenters must learn a few simple technical skills, what usually makes or breaks a presenter is the ability to project the right type of onscreen personality. Obviously some presenting roles have specific requirements. For example, a news reader must be able to read an autocue without mistakes, a football presenter must have good game knowledge, a children’s presenter must be able to relate well to kids, etc. During a typical production the presenter may need to work closely with the director, floor manager, camera operators and sound operators.