How to Speak Like a Professional Anchor? 8 Best Ways
I love the way how a professional anchor speaks. The way they speak is a melody to my ear.
I wanted to speak like them either. So, I followed these tips to improve my anchoring skill. If you are also searching for a way to speak like a professional anchor and host an event in a wonderful way, then you have come to the right place.
Today, in this article we present 8 tips that will help you to speak like a professional. So, let’s learn together with us.
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8 Ways to Speak Like a Professional Anchor
1. Mind Your Punctuation
The very first thing you have to do in order to speak like a professional anchor is to pay mind to your punctuation.
What is Punctuation?
Punctuation refers to the marks, such as full stop, comma, and semi-colon, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning.
Whenever you are speaking, pay attention to where you have to take a small pause, long pause or no pause at all. To improve your speaking, you can set the habit of reading the newspaper every day. While reading give a small pause at a comma, a little longer in semi-colon and a long pause in a full stop.
So, whenever you host any event, follow the punctuation rules while speaking. Your tone is going to sound soothing and attractive if you mind your punctuation.
2. Tone or Rhythm
Pay attention to the tone or rhythm when you are speaking. Don’t always speak in a low tone and vice-versa.
Use both upper tone and lower tone while speaking according to the requirement. For example, whenever you have to announce an important thing use high pitched tone. Having flexibility in the rhythm/tone while anchoring is necessary.
Imitate your favourite actor/singer/idol. Imitate the famous dialogue or you can also imitate their action. Whenever you are doing caricatures of famous personalities, make sure your caricature is close to their voice or action.
Duplication or caricature is one of the things every anchor does while hosting an event.
4. Command Over Language
To be a professional anchor to have a command over language is very important.
What is Command Over Language?
Command Over Language means to have good knowledge of the language you are speaking.
No matter in which language you are speaking either Nepali, Maithili, Hindi, English or any other language, you must have command over the language you are speaking. You must have fluency in the language you are speaking and a good knowledge of grammar.
Never ever do any grammatical errors while speaking. It will ruin the event. So having command over language is a must if you want to be a professional anchor.
Another important thing required to be a professional anchor is: You must be picture perfect is at Vocabulary.
An anchor must know how to play with words. Agree? So, an anchor must be good at vocabulary. Imagine an anchor using the same words again and again to praise the performer or to call the guest on the stage or to welcome the guest. It would sound lame and boring, right?
Repetition of words can even cause irritation to the audience. So, an anchor must have a wide knowledge of vocabulary.
How to Increase Vocabulary Fast?
- Develop the habit of reading books.
- Use the Dictionary and thesaurus
- Play word games.
- Use flashcards.
- Use mnemonics.
- Practice using new words in conversation
6. Say No to ‘Umm’, ‘Ahhh’ or ‘Hmmm’
Professional anchor never does Ummm, ahhh or hmm. You dream of becoming a professional anchor so, you must not do it either.
Instruct or train your mind to never use umm, ahh, or hmmm in sentences. It makes you sound less confident and even bore your audience to death if you continue doing so.
Present your punchline in a bold voice always.
An important section of your content and punch lines should always express in a bold and loud voice. If you do so, you can grab the attention of your audience and they will be very attentive. And the other is your voice will be heard.
8. Talk Natural and Feel
Put emotion in your words. For example, if you are talking about someone’s death, then your tone should match what you are talking about. You are talking about death and your voice sounds cool or cheerful. Give thanks to god!! if your audience did not throw shoes towards you.
The best way to put emotion on your word is to let yourself feel. Allow your emotion to flow. And always talk naturally. Don’t try fake your tone just to sound cool.
Follow these tips to Speak Like a Professional Anchor.
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