Tips: Becoming a radio presenter

Persistence and patience are all part of the entertainment game, according to Bang Radio and Radio 1Xtra’s Marcus Bronzy. He gives his tips on how to make it as a radio presenter.

With so many would-be presenters clamouring for air time, dealing with setbacks is something you have to get used to, and DJ, presenter and voiceover artist Marcus Bronzy gives some realistic advice to prepare presenters trying to get their break, both for TV and radio.

Getting used to the disappointment of rejection is hard, but one of the first things that he had to learn in his journey to being a success. In this short film, he gives five essential tips to boost and support your career journey.

“Even if you’re very talented, you may find somebody says ‘no’ to you. A lot of people get disheartened by that. Don’t be. Keep on working at it.” – Marcus Bronzy

Apart from never taking no for an answer, he’s clear that you should be at the top of your game at all times. “Make sure your skill set is as broad as it needs to be,” he explains, “but not so broad that you lack depth in a skill.” So, if you say you can do something, make sure you do it well.

Personal skills are as important, if not more so. For Marcus, it’s all about developing and maintaining relationships in whatever way you can and remaining true to your personality, both on air and when you’re not performing.