Voice coaching

Chris Aldridge, a senior announcer for BBC Radio 4, offers advice on radio announcing.

Chris started his career in hospital radio before working as a studio manager with the BBC and eventually becoming a Radio 4 announcer.

As Chris says, there is no substitute for experience, but his tips cover various aspects of announcing: finding the right on-air presence; using pauses; listening back to your own announcements; avoiding conversational ticks; and getting into the right frame of mind.