Public speaking; conquering the fear

Speaking in public is one of the things most people fear almost more than being thrown, in their birthday suits, into pits of spiders, scorpions and wriggling snakes. This fear can be overcome or, better still, used to propel the public speaker to success. One of the best ways to overcome much of the sheer terror of speaking in public is simply to interact with … Continue reading Public speaking; conquering the fear

The physical side of interviews

There are some television news field producers, always in a rush, who take an easy route to supervising the editing of an interview to use on air. They ask the video editor to ‘fast forward’ until the interviewee makes a move – crossing of legs, waving of hands, grimacing or other ‘tell.’ At this point, the producer says “stop and play that bit” and the … Continue reading The physical side of interviews