The Broadcast Institute online TV and social media presenting workshop

Thursday, 29th Sept

BECOME A TV PRESENTER IN IRELAND AND THE UK - THE INDUSTRY SECRETS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

By Paul Connolly, owner and lead trainer at The Broadcast Institute.

On the night, I’ll also be giving away a two-hour, one-on-one coaching session worth €395 – but you’ll have to be there to win it.

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THE BROADCAST INSTITUTE invites you to a free online workshop

About this event

Internationally renowned television presenter / producer and founder of The Broadcast Institute, Paul Connolly, is delivering a one-hour, online workshop aimed at aspiring TV and social media presenters across Ireland.

Over the course of a 20 year career in television, Paul has fronted documentaries, current affairs programming and lifestyle shows for Netflix, Discovery Channel, the BBC, ITV, Sky History, Channel 5 and Ireland’s own Virgin Media One.

A notoriously difficult industry to break into, he will reveal a step-by-step guide to securing your first on-air appearance – and, more importantly, for carving out a successful and long-lasting career once you’re there.

This is a rare opportunity to hear industry secrets, on-set anecdotes and breakthrough tips and advice from one of Ireland’s most experienced and acclaimed presenters. Places in the workshop are free but will be strictly limited. 

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Thurs, 29th September 2022

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM IST

Online Event via Zoom

Our Courses

  • The skills needed to progress to the next stage of your presenting career.

    One-to-one advanced presenter training

    10 weeks
    All levels
    0 lessons
    0 quizzes
    15 students
    What’s involved You’ve already broken into the radio, TV or…



  • Interested in radio or podcast presenting? This course will give you all the tools and resources you need to kick-start a career in the broadcast industry.

    Podcast Presenting and Producing Masterclass






    Lifetime access
    All levels
    0 lessons
    0 quizzes
    24 students

    What’s involved?

    Three days of world-class training with Paul Connolly, founder and lead mentor of The Broadcast Institute. Paul, a familiar voice across the airwaves in Ireland and the UK, has over 2 decades of experience in radio and podcasting.

    Hosted in small groups, this course gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get personal feedback from one of the best in the business.

    In this practical and hands-on Masterclass, you’ll learn everything you need to present with confidence. You’ll go away with the skills to start your own podcast, or apply for that job in broadcasting. 

    Participants of this course will receive their own professionally edited audioreel, to get you heard and employed. 

    We are proud to say this course is CPD accredited. 

    That includes:

    – The golden rules of radio presenting
    – How to find and book great guests and contributors
    – Interview skills – how to turn a good interview into a terrific interview
    – Editing for radio and podcasts
    – How to write scripts for radio and podcasts
    – How to promote and profit from your podcast
    – Career guidance and ongoing support
    CPD certificate upon completion to add to your C.V

    Who is this for?

    Our masterclass is ideal for anyone with an interest in radio or podcasting or for those who want to take a step towards achieving their career goals and invest in their future as a presenter. We can help you develop your podcast idea, create a radio show concept, or fine tune your existing skills. 

    Want to talk to us before you decide?

    Sounds good. Click here to book a free 15-minute consultation with Paul.

    This course will run from the 27th to the 29th October [Friday to Sunday]

    Our venue is the Digital Hub, a state of the art facility in Dublin’s city centre. Find out more about the venue here: https://www.thedigitalhub.com/

    There is ample on-site free parking available, and plenty of local cafés and restaurant options for lunch. 

    The total course cost is €895. We also offer the option to pay in instalments. Contact us for more information on an instalment plan.

    This masterclass will include an introduction to audio editing for podcasting. We will show you the basics of essential techniques and tools such as noise reduction, equalisation, and how to add transitions between segments, to enhance the overall quality of a podcast. How to edit raw audio files, mix different audio tracks, and create engaging transitions between segments.

    By the end of the course, you will have gained the skills necessary to create more professional-sounding podcasts simply. We can recommend resources and material for more in-depth exploration of audio editing.

    Acting as a facilitator between the interviewee and the audience, a good radio show or podcast host has exceptional interview skills.

    In the masterclass, we will discuss the importance of research and preparation prior to interviews, interview styles and approaches, and the different considerations for live and pre-recorded interviews. You will be trained in listening techniques, probing, and skillful questioning. We will also cover how to open and close interviews, and gain the trust of your interviewee. 

    Through role play and group exercises, we will lift the bonnet on the mechanics of an interview, and learn to take control of the conversation with confidence. The biggest worries for any interviewer- evasive interviewees, awkward silences, we will give you the techniques to navigate these tricky situations in an apparently natural and effortless way.

    Our aim is to improve your skills and interviewing abilities, whilst identifying and developing your own unique interviewing and presenting style. 

    Booking guests for a podcast can be challenging and requires research, communication, and professionalism. It can be especially difficult to encourage people to agree to an interview if they aren’t aware of your podcast, or before your audience has grown to large numbers.

    With years of experience working as an investigative journalist, our lead mentor for the masterclass, Paul Connolly, has expert advice in regards to approaching people to request an interview. Paul will take questions about the specifics of what you’re looking to achieve and guide you through how to approach potential interviewees.

    This course is CPD accredited. What does that mean?

    Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. 

    CPD is recognised internationally as accreditation, therefore your accomplishments will be noticed by prospective employers and a valuable addition to your C.V.

    Why choose a CPD accredited course?

    Superior Education Standards: Accredited programs have to demonstrate adherence to the highest external standards of educational quality in order to achieve accreditation.

    Up-to-Date Curriculum: Accredited programs must maintain their status through a periodic renewal of their accreditation, showing continual quality improvements, including keeping up with the latest developments in the field.

    Risk Mitigation: Accreditation demonstrates that the program providers are serious about providing a superior learning experience and have demonstrated this commitment by seeking a formal evaluation of the program for compliance with a set of well-defined standards by a third party accrediting body.

  • The skills needed to progress to the next stage of your presenting career.

    One-to-one advanced presenter training 3 session bundle

    10 weeks
    All levels
    0 lessons
    0 quizzes
    15 students
    What’s involved You’ve already broken into the radio, TV or…



  • Taught by our founder and lead media trainer, Paul Connolly, this hands on course is everything you need to get into social media and TV presenting.

    TV and Social Media Presenter Masterclass






    Lifetime access
    All levels
    0 lessons
    0 quizzes
    7 students

    What’s involved?

    Four days of world-class training with Paul Connolly, founder and lead mentor of The Broadcast Institute. Paul has over 2 decades of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, working with the BBC, Netflix, ITV and more. 

    Hosted in small groups, this course gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get personal feedback from one of the best in the business. 

    You’ll also come away with your very own professionally edited HD showreel!

    We are proud to say this course is CPD accredited. 

    What you’ll learn

    Everything you’ll need to get started in the business or to take your career to the next level. This course is designed to be a complete masterclass in presenting. Ideal for those involved or interested in broadcasting as a career, professionals representing their business, or those who want to get the most out of their presence on social media.

    That Includes:

    – The golden rules of presenting
    – Piece-to-camera training
    – Interview skills – how to turn a good interview into a terrific interview
    – Live and on-location reporting
    – Studio based presenting
    – Teleprompter training
    – Talk-back training
    – How to write scripts for TV and social media
    – Career guidance and ongoing support
    – Fully edited HD showreel – this will get you seen and employed.
    – CPD certificate upon completion to add to your C.V

    Why this masterclass?

    Simple. This four-day, intensive course takes a hands-on, practical approach. We explain the theory, sure, but then you put it into practice. In the moment feedback and advice on how to take your presenting to new heights is a core ingredient of this course’s ongoing success. 

    Our unique, experience-based training methods work every time – and we are extremely proud to say a number of our clients have gone on to forge a successful career in the industry.

    Furthermore, this Masterclass is CPD accredited, so you can trust the quality of the course, and it makes an ideal addition to your C.V.

    Who is this for?

    Anyone and everyone who has a genuine interest in TV and social media presenting. Your age, your level of experience, your professional background – none of those matter. All are welcome – and, most importantly, we will make you a much, much better presenter in a matter of days.

    With this masterclass, you’ll be able to confidently present yourself and your brand to a wide audience, and take your career to new heights.

    Want to talk to us before you decide?

    Sounds good. Click here to book a free 15-minute consultation with Paul.

    This course will run from 10am – 5pm, January 25th – 28th [Thursday to Sunday]

    Our venue is the Digital Hub, a state of the art facility in Dublin’s city centre. Find out more about the venue here: https://www.thedigitalhub.com/

    There is ample on-site free parking available, and plenty of local cafés and restaurant options for lunch. 

    The total course cost is €795. We also offer the option to pay in instalments. Contact us for more information on an instalment plan.

    Our practical training can help you overcome any anxiety or nervousness you may have about presenting to a camera. Many people find presenting to camera a daunting task, but with the right training, you can develop the confidence and skills needed to deliver in an engaging and effective manner. Through practice and feedback, you can overcome any initial apprehension and become a polished and confident presenter.

     

    With hundreds of hours of experience in pre-recorded and live TV presenting, Paul will give you expert one-on-one feedback on how to improve your presenting and grow your confidence in front of the camera. All whilst identifying your unique style, and bringing that to the forefront of your presenting.

     

    We will work with you on preparation and rehearsal, to have a clear idea of what you want to say and how you want to say it. 

    A significant element of the masterclass is the improvement of interview skills. Through role play and group exercises, we will work on listening techniques, probing, and skillful questioning. We will work with you on preparation and identifying focus points before entering an interview. 

    The biggest worries for any interviewer such as evasive interviewees or awkward silences, we will give you the techniques to navigate these tricky situations in an apparently natural and effortless way.

    We use state of the art, industry quality equipment throughout this masterclass. This includes training on how to read from a teleprompter, and techniques to master pacing and tone specific to teleprompters, to avoid a monotone delivery.

    Talk-back is an in-ear system that allows the crew to communicate with you as you present. This can be a new experience for many people, and our training ensures you are familiar and comfortable with it before encountering it on a set. 

    When working with participants who want to improve their social media presence for their business, we aim to create scripts that are engaging, informative, and memorable. We will cover the fundamentals of how to use simple language and tell a story and conclude with a call to action that is natural, not pushy.

    You’ll discover the importance of tailoring your writing to different audiences, the nuances of writing for different formats such as news, documentaries, talk shows, and social media, and the best practices for writing scripts that capture and retain your viewers’ attention.

    You will leave the course not only with experience, tailored advice, new contacts, and an improved skill set, but also a fully edited HD showreel.

    A showreel is the multimedia element of your C.V, and the key to getting a job in the media industry. A showreel gives employers a taste of your presenting skills, style, and personality, and will get you noticed by those hiring.

    Our participants leave with a professional HD showreel that is ready to include in your applications.

    This course is CPD accredited. What does that mean?

    Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. 

    CPD is recognised internationally as accreditation, therefore your accomplishments will be noticed by prospective employers and a valuable addition to your C.V.

    Why choose a CPD accredited course?

    Superior Education Standards: Accredited programs have to demonstrate adherence to the highest external standards of educational quality in order to achieve accreditation.

    Up-to-Date Curriculum: Accredited programs must maintain their status through a periodic renewal of their accreditation, showing continual quality improvements, including keeping up with the latest developments in the field.

    Risk Mitigation: Accreditation demonstrates that the program providers are serious about providing a superior learning experience and have demonstrated this commitment by seeking a formal evaluation of the program for compliance with a set of well-defined standards by a third party accrediting body.

  • This intensive three-day masterclass gives you all the tools you need to start your career as a voiceover artist.


    Voiceover for Broadcast Masterclass

    Lifetime access
    All levels
    0 lessons
    0 quizzes
    49 students

    What’s involved?

    Three days of intensive, heavily practical training with one of Ireland’s most established and respected voiceover artists, Gerry O’Brien.

    These ideal mentors for voiceover work will teach you everything there is to know, and provide you with tailored one-to-one feedback.

    We are proud to say that this course is CPD accredited.

    What you’ll learn:

    This CPD accredited course is designed to be everything you need to launch and / or kick-start your career as a voiceover artist.

    That includes:

    • What the equipment looks like and how to operate it
    • Learning to use your voice effectively
    • The different forms of voiceover work
    • Scriptwriting for broadcast
    • Audio editing for voice overs
    • Practising, presenting and perfecting voice over scripts
    • How to ensure you sound conversational when reading
    • Producing your professionally edited demo
    • Where and how to find voiceover work
    • CPD Certificate upon completion to add to your C.V

    Why this masterclass?

    They say the only way to find your voice is to use it. From Radio and TV to public speaking and gaming, our course will help you first to discover your voice – then we’ll show you how to make a lucrative career from it. At The Broadcast Institute, we focus on real-world and workplace preparation. We’ll explain the “why” behind our training methods, but we zero-in on “how” to reproduce these techniques in real-time, pressurised broadcasting environments. You arrive with the enthusiasm to learn – and you graduate with the ability to earn. 

    Who is this for?

    Anyone and everyone who has a genuine interest in working full or part-time in the voiceover industry. Your age, your level of experience, your professional background – none of those matter.

    Want to talk to us before you decide?

    Sounds good. Click here to book a free 15-minute consultation with Paul.

    This course will run from 23th to 25th of February 2024 [Friday to Sunday]

    Our venue is the Digital Hub, a state of the art facility in Dublin’s city centre. Find out more about the venue here: https://www.thedigitalhub.com/

    There is on-site free parking available, and plenty of local cafés and restaurant options for lunch. 

    The total course cost is €595 during our promotion. We also offer the option to pay in instalments. Contact us for more information on an instalment plan.

    Script interpretation and delivery

    Examples of commercial scripts may include radio and TV ads for products and services, promotional videos, and corporate training materials.Through this training, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to interpret commercial scripts in a way that effectively delivers the intended message to the audience while meeting the client’s objectives.

    Additionally, participants will gain insights into how to adjust tone and pacing to suit the script, as effective commercial voiceover requires more than just clear enunciation and proper pronunciation. Participants will learn how to adjust their delivery to create the desired emotional response in the audience and to maintain their interest throughout the piece.

    Participants will learn how to identify the critical points of the script and highlight them to ensure that they are not overlooked. The key messaging can include the brand’s unique selling proposition, the product’s benefits, and the call to action. 

    Developing versatility through vocal expression 

    Developing versatility in character voiceovers is essential for anyone looking to excel in the voice acting industry. With the rise of animation, video games, and audiobooks, there is an increasing demand for voice actors who can bring life to a wide range of characters with different voices and personalities.

    One of the core techniques that will be covered in this training is vocal expression. Voice actors must learn to use their voice to convey a wide range of emotions, from happiness and excitement to fear and anger. Participants will learn how to use their voice to create different tones, inflections, and pitches that effectively capture the character’s personality and mood. 

    Crafting engaging narration 

    This part of the course will focus on teaching participants how to use tone, pacing, and delivery to create compelling voiceovers that capture the listener’s attention and keep them engaged throughout the narration.

    Narration voiceovers must deliver information in a way that is engaging and easy to follow. Participants will learn how to use inflection and emphasis to highlight important points in the narration and create a sense of rhythm and momentum that drives the story forward. They will also learn how to use pauses and silence effectively to create a natural flow and prevent the narration from becoming monotonous.

    Another essential technique that will be covered is how to remain conversational in the delivery, even under the pressure of the recording booth. Participants will learn how to maintain a relaxed and conversational tone throughout the narration when reading from a script.

    Throughout the training, practical exercises will be used to help participants put these techniques into practice and receive feedback and guidance.

    You will leave the course not only with experience, tailored advice, new contacts, and an improved skill set, but also a fully edited audioreel.

    An audioreel is the multimedia element of your C.V, and the key to getting voiceover work. An audioreel gives employers a taste of your skills, style, and personality, and will get you noticed by those hiring.

    This course is CPD accredited. What does that mean?

    Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. 

    CPD is recognised internationally as accreditation, therefore your accomplishments will be noticed by prospective employers and a valuable addition to your C.V.

    Why choose a CPD accredited course?

    Superior Education Standards: Accredited programs have to demonstrate adherence to the highest external standards of educational quality in order to achieve accreditation.

    Up-to-Date Curriculum: Accredited programs must maintain their status through a periodic renewal of their accreditation, showing continual quality improvements, including keeping up with the latest developments in the field.

    Risk Mitigation: Accreditation demonstrates that the program providers are serious about providing a superior learning experience and have demonstrated this commitment by seeking a formal evaluation of the program for compliance with a set of well-defined standards by a third party accrediting body.

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