Is Your Sportscasting Resume Carrying Fluff?

Years ago I played a night of pickup basketball with Danny Ainge. He was the best player on the floor even though he had been retired for decades.

Unfortunately, just because I once played ball with Danny Ainge doesn’t make me an NBA-caliber player.

Many sportscasters regularly make that same kind of inference on their resume. Here’s the problem:
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Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30: 2018 Edition

In 2014, STAA compiled a list of the top 30 Sports Broadcasters in the U.S. under 30 years old. Ryan Ruocco was our No. 1 and continues to flourish.

In the ensuing years, we’ve been asked repeatedly to publish an updated list.

Finally, we have.
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How To Collect $$ Owed to You by an Employer

A sportscaster I know was recently distraught because an employer for whom he’d done some freelance play-by-play broadcasts still hadn’t paid him.

These two magic wand tricks for collecting money work almost without fail.
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5 Ways To Make A Great First Impression In A New Workplace

Day One at my first radio job after college was nerve-wracking. I was a San Diego kid in a small Kansas town and I was less than six months out of school. I worried that my new co-workers would see me as an inexperienced outsider.

Here are five things you can do to quickly endear yourself to new co-workers.
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Keep Your Demo Reel Updated… Or This Might Happen

There is a common demo reel mistake that can kill your big break when it finally comes your way.

An STAA member granted permission to share this story with you about the price he paid for not keeping his reel updated.

Here it is in his words . . .
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How To Eat Your Way To Sportscasting Success

In 1997 I was the play-by-play voice for the Arena Football League’s Anaheim Piranhas. It was that summer in Des Moines, IA when I enjoyed the most legendary pregame meal of my career. The team and I were served an entrée of spaghetti and meat sauce. After 45 minutes all the players and all but one coach had finished and left the banquet room.

I was still eating. The remaining coach looked at my skinny frame and said with wonder, “You eat more than the players.”

Did you know that eating certain foods before going on the air can help or hurt your broadcast?
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