The QUICK CUT on your YouTube channel monologue-- the simplest form of editing, and the best way to hide all your little mistakes ... right?
Think again. The quick cut may be exactly what's keeping you from a well-paying gig.
Recently, my friend, an Executive Producer for a major entertainment news magazine, told me to punch up my resume's live experience. She knew I had years of live experience, and I assumed it wasn't a big deal to necessarily point it out. But I was wrong. According to my friend, LIVE BROADCASTING EXPERIENCE is becoming something of a lost art. Producers for all the big news magazines, and red carpet outlets need people with live experience. Unfortunately, the quick cut seems to be cutting more than flubs- it is literally keeping the farm-league of hosts from making the cut, because they've never trained themselves to think on their feet.
Now if you aren't interested in a traditional hosting job, or if your YT videos are killing it with AdSense, that's great! But for those who want to grow with television and cable networks, AND with the growing number of Live Streaming platforms, know this- you won't go much beyond your bedroom in broadcasting if you don't learn to recover from gaffs while live on air (or live to tape). Luckily, lots of practice will do this for you (as will #8 on my list). TIP: As you create your videos, try to do an entire 30 seconds (it feels longer than it sounds) talking without any mistakes. Next time try 45s- then a full minute. If you can get yourself to two minutes of talking with no mistakes, no flubs, no stumbles, then CONGRATS! So cut it with all those digital cuts and practice. Before you know it, you might be ready for Prime Time.