This Introduction to Hosting class is all about learning to think on your feet and soar under pressure. Lesley Powers is here to throw you curve balls and challenge you in different hosting situations. Everything from entertainment stand-ups (think E! News), how to be red carpet savvy, game show hosting, co-hosting tricks, and man-on-the-street interviewing.
Lesley will be teaching some key ways to memorize and break down host copy. Hosting isn’t all about reading a teleprompter and having your lines right in front of you. It’s about having a conversation with your audience and realizing what you bring to the table. The word ‘brand’ gets thrown around a lot in the hosting business and it does hold importance. Knowing what your strengths are and where you fit in in this world is crucial. If time allows she will go over branding and play back some of the exercises done in class. Seeing how you come across on camera is a great way to learn. Come prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and ask questions. She can also offer great recommendations on headshots, websites, reels, and agent mailings.
This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.