The Rules of Broadcasting: Clarity

The most important part of any broadcast is being able to understand every word the commentator says. Comments and analysis must be clear and concise. Listeners must be able to easily hear the score, the amount of time left, and the action of the game in a simple and unmistakable manner. This means eliminating confusing speech patterns and words like “um,” “ah,” and “like.” The good news is, you can practice clarity of speech whenever you’re talking! Try and coach yourself not to jumble words or use slang or abbreviations, and soon enough you’ll be speaking smoothly like a pro.

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