Becoming a news anchor or host is a dream for some people. Especially for entertainment news hosts where there are no need to be formal and serious like on the other shows. But it is quite hard for people to decide where to start since it is unlike singing, dancing or acting where the guide is pretty clear to start a career in those fields. First of all, there must be a standard requirement to become a host, and below are the common qualifications.
Before talking about skills needed, there are traits that also needed to become good entertainment news hosts. While skills are something that can be learned and taught, traits are something that people naturally have. First, to become a good host, confidence is the most important traits that must be had by every host wannabe. Either confidence with your appearance, mind and opinion is essential since a host will face lots kinds of guests and will be seen by large quantity of audiences. Being confident will make host feels comfortable in the stage. The comfortable and confident host also can make the guests and audiences comfortable as well.
Besides confidence, good host also must have the natural curiosity. It will take a huge part to create a good and flowing interview since it will make host curious about the guests and even more curious when they answering the questions. This will make the conversations look alive. It is a little bit different with interview skills. While interview skills can be taught, the natural curiosity will complete them.
Interview and improve skills
Entertainment news hosts usually is not just reading the news about artists but also entertain audiences by interviewing them directly. So, this makes interview skills become a basic skill to have. It covers skill to read situation, audience and mood in the stage so they can determine what action or question to make to break the ice. So, following the interview skills, a skill to do improvisation in stage is important. This skill also can avoid the awkwardness when guests make unexpected answer or there is unexpected events occur in the stage.
Coordination and time management
To make a show stay in the line, entertainment news hosts cannot work alone. They must be working together and coordinating with the production team. A host usually informed by these team with ear-prompter or tele-prompter. It also connects with host’s time management. In a limited timeslot, a good host must be able to maximize the information given to audiences.