BBC presenter and trainer Maxine Mawhinney says the key is to ‘tell’ the story rather than ‘read’ it. So it is important to understand your running order and scripts and be clear about how the words will appear on the prompt screen.Things like this.
Check in advance who will control the Autocue, and that the size of the font and the speed it scrolls suit your presenting style. Be aware of any technical instructions that will appear on the screen, and make sure you have enough time to read through and rehearse before going on air.
Maxine demonstrates some of the basic rules for presenting using Autocue, including how to switch between cameras with ease and cope when things go wrong.
TV From the BBC Academy, a short video:
Posted on Sunday, April 26, 2015