Journalism / Skills

Presenting

How do you balance warmth and authority? What are the secrets to presenting breaking news? And how should you handle phone-ins? In this section of the College of Journalism website, some of the BBC’s most experienced presenters, including Fiona Bruce, Julian Worricker, Jane Hill and Paddy O’Connell, share their insights.

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The College of Journalism is the body that trains all BBC journalists. It also provides training on a commercial basis for news organisations around the world - see our commercial website or contact us at bbcacademy@bbc.co.uk.

Presenting: Looking and sounding your best

Making the most of your voice is important. The first tip is to "sound like you mean what you’re saying. Broadcasting is a performance"