Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's time for a FLASHBACK! (plus a critique)

I really didn't have anything to post, so I thought it would be good to go back in time for this blog. Here is a photo from 2004, when I graduated from Northwestern State in Natchitoches, LA. Memories!
I do have one thing I can share . . . my news director gave me a critique of my anchoring job a few weeks ago. This is what she said:
"Not bad for anchoring so seldom. Good pacing, good delivery and good, pleasant voice. Watch how much you’re smiling while reading the news, you’re almost smirking giving the impression of laughing.

I know Barbie’s name threw you, but that’s why it’s imperative you read scripts beforehand when anchoring. Another script caught you off-guard, MUST read scripts prior to anchoring. Make sure you are prepared. You want to execute in telling viewer’s the story – don’t want to just read.

But really overall pretty good."
Not too shabby! I hope I can do more anchoring in the future. Hope everyone has a good week, and don't forget to choose the right!


Marsha Ault said...

YOU GOT HIGHER COMMENTS ON ANCHORING THAN BEING A REPORTER! Anyhow in this Mama's humble view--you are the BEST at BOTH! Hope you have a good Institute Class tonight. :) I love you Josh.

Ally said...

hey josh..the name barbie would throw me off too.:)

Bowie Bunch said...

I didn't even notice that the name Barbie when I watched your video! I thought you were great! :)

Josh said...

Thanks you everyone! The reporter goes by Barbie, but on air she is called Barbara. It threw me off.