career scope Anchoring

Welcome to the show blah blah blah …blah blah…..and here we go with the person who is not only expert in gaping up the performances but also has talent of adding a cherry on the cake. This person is most of the time behind the stage but if even the performances or event during the functions layup to bit dull then this person always takes up to the better level and thus not only a entertainer but also a big saviour in many events and parties. Who is this person, this person can be male or a female young or old but just with those above talents. Yes it’s the anchor and believe me many a times an event or a party is not just famous because of the host but more famous by the name of anchor anchoring it.

Yea so what is anchoring ? no its not just an uncle who is very talkative that keeps on speaking and does chibber chabber during society annual functions though it counts as anchoring also but still, right ? anchoring is not that easy job to do. One needs to understand what the audience would be expecting it from you and you also needs to understand the audience their background and mentality it will keeps on changing on with locality. Always an anchor must try to look from their shoes or sitting in the audience and imagine what is expected from them.  For an anchor the briefing of the event is very imperative. One should try first to understand and take a complete briefing of the event. First try to understand the flow and even the Agenda of the show. Understand properly and whole of what one can do and what one can’t. There could be some etiquettes that needs to be followed. Even one should keep looking around, and not just be at one part of the audience. Usually, we do tend to see usually at that particular area where we have our friends known ones seated. One idea which is generally tried when an anchor does for the first time was, is to divided the span for audience area in 4, and ask the of my friends to sit in those areas, and then usually look at them, in this way an anchor can cover the whole audience.

The part of becoming an anchor specifically doesn’t requires a degree. But still if one wants to be a news anchor then getting a degree in any of the branches of journalism or specific ones like broadcasting journalism, communications, etc. though having a specialised degree is not important one should skills like an attractive and expressive voice with the knowledge of voice speech and modulation will make an anchor popular among the audience. Further list goes on as patience, perseverance, a pleasant demeanour, good dressing skills, ability to handle stress and work pressures too.

An anchor get job at news channels, in various events like birthday parties, marriages, get together parties, corporate events, etc. anchoring is done as full time and even as part time depending on the person. No anchor can get a fixed income in this job except the news anchor as the job is many a times seasonal type. The average salary of news anchor ranges from package of 3.5 lakh and may get raised up on promotions and experiences.

Corporate event anchoring script

There is no fix protocol or solid written corporate event script, but still one needs is a continuous thought process. One would have the script and paper handy with highlighted points and take them along and then one can elaborate through it.

Birthday event anchoring script

This is can be the hardest part. Here again there will be no script for anchoring in any birthday event. This a continuous event. One will not even get a time to breathe in such incorporate events.

5 steps to become news anchor :

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Gain related experience.
  3. Apply for the entry-level jobs.
  4. Advance in your career and obtain a master’s degree.
  5. Join professional organizations.


An anchor can stand on 5 base columns :

  • Communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technology
  • Stamina
  • Time management

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