PRESENTING STYLES

Brief summary of activity

This is a simple and practical activity, based on listening and examining different examples of presentation for radio and then apply the learning by writing improvised presentations for different programmes.

Aim of the activity

The participants should identify different presentation techniques and styles according to the content of the programme.

Expected Outcomes

1. understand the importance of presenting different radio programmes2. outline principles of good presentation techniques for radio3. describe the various types of presentation according to the content of the programme.4. write/prepare presentation of a diversity of programmes

experience and skills required

The trainer should be familiar with different presentation styles, to be able to guide the discussion and point out the differences between different styles according to the radio programmes.

infrastructure, setting, resources

Training room, studio/portable recorder, playback device, chairs, laptops/pen and paper,

Length

1 hour

Materials

Recordings of different styles of presenting different genre/features and different music genre programmes, portable recorder/studio, playback device. Two envelops: 1. envelop with different programme genres/features; 2. An envelop with different music genres.

How the activity should take place

Trainer explains the objectives of the activity and how it will proceed: participants will listen to different examples of presentation, and try to identify what programme gender they fit in. Participants discuss the language, the delivery (fast, slow), the information delivered, etc. in each example.Offer individual participants/pairs to pick out of the envelop with different programme genres/features. Each participant/pair should write and record a presentation following the style associated to the genre/feature.The presentations are played back to the group, and the participant/pair explains why they have chosen the particular language, delivery, the content, etc.Next, the trainer plays different examples of presentation of music programmes. Again, he asks participants to listen to different examples of presentation, and try to identify what music gender they fit in. Participants discuss the language, the delivery (fast, slow), the information delivered, etc. in each example.Offer individual participants/pairs to pick out of the envelop with different music genres. Each participant/pair should write and record a presentation following the style associated to the genre.The presentations are played back to the group, and the participant/pair explains why they have chosen the particular language, delivery, the content, etc.

Recommended max. number of participants and trainees to trainers ratio

10 participants, (vision impaired/learning difficulties 4 participants-1 trainer ratio).

Risk and possible adaptation

Vision Impaired/Blind participant might need to bring a laptop for this activities. They might need headphones to listen to their text before repeating it aloud.

Variations

For fun and a challenge, ask participants to use a presentation style associated to a particular genre/feature/music style to present a completely different genre, music or feature.

Analysis and evaluation

Have participants understand the different styles requirements?Can participant identify the correct information to include in different presentations according to genre?Are they aware of language usage regulation in the station (strong words, inclusive language, etc)?

Scheduling

Alongside/after interviewing, research and planning a radio programme.
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