I have had so many people ask me about when, how and why I started presenting that maybe there’s a lecture in it.
So many young people are entering the profession believing that just by looking good and swearing they can hold it together. The ability to read autocue, sight read, speak through a camera is not learnt overnight. Interviewing and listening is not just a journalistic skill. Empathy, understanding and audience are all part of the package.
I am fully aware that most people couldn’t give a tuppence about the skill of presenting but given that I face the grim reaper, it may be time to pass some on some of my hard earned expertise through a series of workshops on the art of presenting.
It’s just a thought at this point. If enough people keep on badgering me, I may do something about it…