|Many new announcers get very nervous about going on air. I know I dreaded my first air shift, for months before it happened. I even had nightmares about all the things that could go wrong (ask me to tell you some time).
Why does this happen?
It’s because we are treating it as a public speaking engagement. You know, all those thousands of eyes boring into you, judging you on your appearance and your content…and just little old you, all alone up there on that cavernous stage.
Here’s the good news. Forget the crowd! You’re not talking to them. You have an audience of ONE…and they’re not “out there in the auditorium.” They are right there, next to you – in the car seat, in the hospital bed, at the breakfast table, jogging alongside you…
So, no need to shout. No need to look around at everyone. There is a living, breathing human being right there, waiting to hear what you have to say to them.
So…what are you going to say?