Journalism: Be a Great Talk Show Host

Journalism: You can look comfortable and confident on TV, plus interview guests in a professional manner

4.10 (109 reviews)
Journalism: Be a Great Talk Show Host
1 hour
Oct 2023
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What you will learn

Host a TV or Radio talk show

Plan a talk show format

Rehearse talk show hosting skills

Improve on-air appearance and delivery


Journalism. Imagine yourself hosting a talk show and you are coming across as engaging, likable 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 How to Be a Talk Show Host Journalism 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 

*How to be comfortable in the medium of broadcast journalism.

  This journalism course is delivered primarily through spoken lectures. 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. 

  This Journalism course contains numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library. 

  TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training. 

  How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future media presentations in your life. 

  You can begin improving your media presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your media presentation skills are not up to high standards. Enroll in this course today.

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this journalism course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

TJ Walker has more than 100,000 courses enrollments from more than 14,000 online students around the globe.

"5 Stars! Built my confidence taught me a lot of where to begin and what to expect." Udemy student Kellie Pemberton

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor


You Will Become an Excellent Talk Show Host

Secrets of Talk Show Hosting
Please Introduce Yourself

Create a Winning Show for You

Creating the Best Format for a Show for You
Learning from Your Role Models
Solving the Technical Issues
How to Get to Be a Talk Show Host
Focus on Guests
Assignment: Testing Your Communication To Make Sure It Works
Exciting New Update to this Course
Good Guest versus Good Host
Become a Master of the Teleprompter

Practicing Like A Pro

1st Video Practice
2nd Video Practice
3rd Video Practice
Regular Schedule and Feedback

Housekeeping Matters

7 Steps For Getting the Most Out of this Course
Bonus Update - You Should Get on the TikTok App Now
Your Questions Will Be Answered Here
$10,000 Guarantee This Course Will Make You a Better Communicator

Your talk Show Hosting Future

Time to Give TJ a Piece of Your Mind

Bonus Reading

Media Training A to Z
Media Training Success
1001 Ways to Wow
Final Bonus Lecture: Huge Discounts on Other TJ Communications Courses


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July 17, 2023
Most of the time, the course was spent talking about himself, instead of giving good advice/tips. Even the last section was spent on him talking about giving “him” a good review and how to do it. Plus saying his customers give him 10,000 dollars and how we’re getting that 10,000 dollar advice, yet never gave it.
March 7, 2023
TJ's course was very interesting, insightful and a great source of inspiration for me to improve my skills as a host/interviewer. I really liked TJ's straight forward approach, not beating around the bush and his very practical tips & tricks. One addition I believe would be great to include into this course: "how to politely interrupt people who don't come to an end". I know there's a few ways, but I think it would be great to get some of TJ's expert tips on how to handle those kinds of situations. No matter if the format is for TV, social media, web or something different. Overall, I highly recommend this course!
November 4, 2022
It was a great experience to learn this course. It has helped me a lot of how to deal with different types of people and it was really fruitful to access this course
October 28, 2022
I enjoyed participating in this course. It gave me some good points to remember when I am making my videos for work (which is what I took this class for). The points on speaking (pausing, adding inflections) were the best!
May 10, 2022
Hey TJ! thank you for the great course!! Although most of the information shared seems somewhat somewhat basic initially, but with enough practice you will see the improvement that we all seek! We all have to remind ourselves to put things in practice and hit the record button! For future reference, i think it would be extremely helpful to provide more content specifically relating to hosting shows on major social media platform such as Youtube, Tik Tok etc..( deconstructing the hosting styles of popular influencers for one) as they're probably more relevant to aspiring young hosts nowadays. Perhaps it could be structure as a different course along with the camera confidence that someone else mentioned previously in the comment~ Hope that helps! Thank you again for the great course! Boy
December 25, 2021
The course is very basic common sense techniques. Very well explained even to someone who has absolutely no idea of media or hosting. Confidence building techniques could be added to give students a boost as nerves can be an issue. Overall a good fast simple course to follow. Thank you
August 2, 2020
I think the course is good, I just feel the editing could have had a bit more variety. Different angles, text, slides etc. otherwise good stuff and thank you so much!
June 9, 2020
It isn't really interesting and it could be more fun so that people of all ages want to do it instead of wasting time or money just to be bored.
March 28, 2020
The course gave insights on things that are practically possible and can be effectively achieved with constant practice. The easy yet seemingly effortless advises were so informative. Looking forward to practice and hone the skills.
September 19, 2019
its because am more interested in radio talk show though even this information is much better because i think when hosting a show you need these ideas from Tj and for me it has moved me more steps as far as journalism and talk show is concerned and communication skills in general
May 16, 2019
Very interesting, information full course.I am excited ?TJ Walker is very Positive. He calms your career fears like age, look, any self doubt. Thanks for that . He encourages on this career path. I love this course and learnt a lot. Fabulous Annie ?
July 5, 2017
As a professional journalist and broadcast producer, I find most of this course is common knowledge, so far. The hope is that it will become more technical - in terms of acquiring a new skill. I look forward to reading the PDF's with the same hope as well.
November 15, 2016
Very informative short and to the point. I have just launched an online Talk Show for educational purposes and for people to talk. This course was a confirmation of what I was already doing. The only questions is when to interject the interviewee?
August 7, 2015
I started as a Model / Actor years ago but even when international job offers came to me for hosting events and show offers I had no training so it made me nervous ! Thanks!


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