When You Know There’s An Unpublished Job Open…

A minor league baseball broadcaster was fired up when a job with a great organization in his home state opened. He knew it was open before it was public knowledge.

What he didn’t know is if he should wait for the team to publish a position description before applying.

Never wait!
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Receiving Negative Feedback From a Critique

Early in my sportscasting career I sent my demo to a mentor. It was under the guise of wanting feedback but really I wanted praise.

I was crushed when I didn’t get it.

How do you respond when you get negative feedback about your work?
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How To Increase Your Play-by-Play Energy

(In a sleepy, unenergetic voice). “He’s at the 10, the 5, and scampers into the end zone for the touchdown.”

Oh my goodness! Who wants to listen to passionless play-by-play?

Passionless play-by-play is lifeless and boring – and a bored audience tunes out. Here are three tips if you’ve been told you need to increase your play-by-play energy:
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Sportscasting Job Market Anxiety? 3 Keys to Staying Patient

Every time STAA works with Learfield Sports to fill a play-by-play opening, I invariably hear from at least three people who are stunned that they didn’t get an interview. Some of that comes from entitlement or ego but much of it is rooted in impatience.

Here are three keys to help you stay patient in the sports broadcasting job market.
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Push your sportscasting career forward with this skill

A frustrated job seeker asked me what else he could be doing in the job market. I asked him, what have you already done?

I was stunned by what I learned.

The first thing this frustrated job seeker told me was that employers don’t recognize his greatness. “It’s their fault I’m not getting hired.”
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