5 on-camera tips to look like a pro

From tucking your jacket under yourself to making a quick fix and sallying onward, here are some smart tips for making the most of your fleeting moments in a TV interview.

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Have you ever tuned into a news channel and found a guest’s television presence is so bad you can’t look past the awkwardness of the situation to listen to what he has to say?

Usually his suit is a little ruffled, he keeps looking everywhere except where he is supposed to be looking, and he is stumbling over his words like a toddler in an obstacle course.

In the 21st century, journalists and communications professionals must be adept at more than just writing. The demands of new media expect a certain level of acumen online, when appearing on television, and speaking on the radio.

Below is a list of tips that will keep you from looking like this guy when on the air. Remember, practice makes perfect and a few minutes in front of the mirror before a shoot can build mountains of confidence.

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