Be a Great Talk Show Host | TJ Walker | Skillshare
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14 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

    • 2. Be Prepared for Technical Issues

    • 3. Find some Good Talk Show Host Role Models

    • 4. Choose the Right Format

    • 5. Get To Be a Talk Show Host

    • 6. Focus on Guests

    • 7. Good Guest versus Good Host

    • 8. Use a Teleprompter

    • 9. Make Your 1st Video Practice Video

    • 10. Be Sure to Have 2nd Video Rehearsal

    • 11. Keep on Going with a 3rd Video Rehearsal

    • 12. Keep a Regular Schedule and Get Feedback

    • 13. Course Conclusion

    • 14. Give and Get Feedback


About This Class

Imagine yourself hosting a talk show and you are coming across as engaging, likeable,  and totally natural. Wouldn't it be nice to know that you can host any talk show and appear to be confident, relaxed, conversational and able to talk to guests in a meaningful way?

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • The difference between being a good talk show guest versus a good host
  • How to look comfortable and confident on TV
  • How to appear natural and sound conversational
  • How to rehearse using video

This course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.