You must probably be aware that going live on air is not easy. Of course, by practice, you can do wonders. But when you are a beginner you will probably have to stumble upon a lot of things before you reach the heights of success. Your voice is the only thing that connects you with the audience, and you cannot afford to make mistakes. Going live on the radio is much worse than going live on national television. Yes, you read it right. Things are quite manageable in television, but the same is not the case in radio. Have you heard professionals speak? They sound like a recorded voice, and that is the potential that you must develop. So here are some of the tips that will help you achieve the goal easier.
Practice as much as you can before you go on air. Sometimes you might have to handle the impromptu situation, and you will have to cook up words, but still, practising will give you a helping hand. Radio is one place where they will put you on the spot. Keep talking all the time and most importantly talk to yourself. This will help you score better.
Understand the type of show:
Different shows go on air in a radio station, and they belong to different genres. So it is important that you understand the difference between the shows and work accordingly. There are talk shows, celebrity shows, radio comedy, jukebox and much more. The vocal behaviour of the host changes from one to the other and thereby the person in front of the mike should understand the protocol of the program and act accordingly.
Develop your own style:
There are a lot of successful radio jockeys and radio presenters in the radio business. When a fresher gets into the same field, the first mistake that he might probably do is to imitate his inspiration or someone who is successful. Though this might initially gather some attention, it might not work all the time, and people will gradually lose interest. So develop your own style and try to make an impression. In the long run, you will have your own set of audience.
Tone, tenor and modulation:
Your voice modulation and the speed of your conversation matters a lot. Again we remind you that your voice is the only thing that connects you with the audience and it must be capable enough to emote the listeners. Adjust the modulation according to the situation. This will help people better understand humour and sarcasm. This is when people enjoy your shows much better.
Always hold a script:
Any presenter irrespective of the experience must hold a script in hand. This will help him perform with better clarity and confidence. Also, this will highly reduce the room for mistakes and will increase the quality of your performance. There can be no compromise here.