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With only a few more weeks to go we had a great session with Ruth Scott (2FM DJ) who told us her very interesting story about how she got involved in presenting on the radio in the first place.

We also discussed a whole range of things from presenter style, knowing your audience and the importance of understanding what the like and how to engage with them. Ruth had some great stories about guests she has interviewed in the past and how she is always on the look out for interesting people and unusual stories that could be developed as a spot on her show.

Ruth explained a very interesting concept called ‘the Third View’ and how she uses that to develop an item for broadcasting. It was a very interesting few hours and great preparation for our upcoming mock shows that we would be doing over the next few weeks in the studio…

Anyway….As the weeks progressed, we all survived the mock live show!! It was great fun in the end though everyone was anxious to make sure we got everything right. We had arranged a call on Skype in the few days leading up to the night itself that worked very well as we divided up the roles of producer, presenters, newsreaders and also discussed and agreed the format of the show and who was to do what! Given all of us needed time on the mics we went with a magazine type show with interviews and discussions around a Christmas theme.

On the night itself we had some last minute tips and some calming words from Daryl! Once it got up and running we all felt that the 45 minutes flew past! Everyone did their bit and there weren’t too many mistakes!! It is fair to say we all really enjoyed the course!

A Big thank you to Daryl from Tinpot, Ruth Scott who had some great insights and advice, also Colm O’Sullivan and Jonathan Healy for all of the information that they gave over the last 10 weeks! Great Experience!

David Bell, Student on our ‘Radio Presentation 10 week course’, December 2014.  

David recently completed our brand new 10 week Radio Presentation course in association with TinPot Productions. The course is delivered in an innovative blended format on custom built radio training portal www.tweakel.com. Tutors on this courses include Daryl Moorhouse of TinPot, Jonathan Healy of Newstalk, Colm O’Sullivan of Today FM and Ruth Scott of 2FM.

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Inspired by David’s experience? Why not sign up to our next Radio Presentation  blended course with Daryl, Jonathan, Colm & Ruth starting Wednesday 14th January. We are even running a taster TRY FOR FREE workshop at TinPot Studio’s on Wednesday 7th January if you are curious? Book here. Other Adult Short Courses running from January include Acting for Camera, Stand Up Comedy, TV Presentation and Long Form Improv and many more follow on courses….