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Sports Broadcasting Jobs Seminar

   LA Airport Marriott

Sports broadcasting jobs seminar reveals everything you want to know about sports broadcasting jobs,but didn't know who to ask (until now)

ESPN execs and others reveal their insider secrets to landing a sports broadcasting job, earning a promotion, and creating your own paid sportscasting job.

Seminar details

When: June 4-6

Who: The Sportscasters Mentoring Group and UsSportsPages.com have teamed up with 710 ESPN LA to bring you this one time only event.

What: 14 influential contacts in the sports broadcasting industry, with over 157 combined years of experience, have agreed to reveal their insider secrets to all that you must know about sports broadcasting jobs…even if you don't have any experience.

Where: LA Airport Marriott 5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 1-310-641-5700
Code for discounted room: Sportscastingseminar


Here are just some of the essentials you will discover:

  • Tactics for turning an internship into a paid job
  • How not to get a job in sports broadcasting
  • Prospects for women in sports broadcasting
  • Where to get experience in order to land your first sportscasting job
  • How to create your own paid sports broadcasting job

Some of the influential guests you'll discover insights from, include:

  • Larry Gifford- Program director ESPN 710 Los Angeles
  • Bruce Gilbert - CEO Red Zebra broadcasting
  • Shelley Smith – ESPN SportsCenter correspondent
  • Pete Arbogast – USC football play-by-play

In this one time only sports broadcasting jobs seminar, you'll understand why there's a lot more to landing or keeping a job in sports broadcasting than just knowing about the local teams.

You'll discover why the “who you know, what you know, and how you present yourself” are vital factors that determine whether you're a sportscasting insider, or outsider.

More insights that will be revealed:

  • How to be promoted from within
  • What to do and not do in the job interview
  • How to approach the PD leading up the interview
  • How to follow up with the PD after the interview
  • Questions you can expect in the job interview
  • What you MUST include on the demo

Whether you're a college student looking for his first job, a currently employed or former sportscaster, or someone who has always wanted to break into sports broadcasting, you can't afford to miss this one time only event.

But wait, there's more…

  • How to conduct a killer interview
  • Demonstration of how to develop a topic (a must)
  • What makes a great talk show host? Play-by-play announcer?
  • Best majors in college?
  • Best colleges for sports broadcasting?
  • Is college necessary to becoming a sports broadcaster?
  • How to be promoted from within?
  • Play-by-play and color analyst training
  • How to find guests when starting out?
  • How to choose topics to discuss?
  • Realistic entry-level positions
  • Q & A with influential decision-makers, and more...

Presenters



Larry Gifford: “Radio Station Job Responsibilities”

Program director 710 ESPN, Los Angeles

Topics Larry will discuss include:

• Realistic entry-level positions
• Board operator & show producer responsibilities
• How to become an update anchor
• Show host qualifications
• Best and worst practices in the job interview
• Approaching the PD before the interview
• Effective follow up after the interview
• Questions to expect in the job interview
• How to dress for the interview
• What you should include on the demo
• Length of the demo and resume
• Cover letter contents
• How NOT to get a job in broadcasting
• 3 things I wish I knew when starting out

   


Bruce Gilbert “Qualities Of A Great Talk Show Host”

CEO Red Zebra Broadcasting

Topics Bruce will discuss include:

• How to become a great talk show host
• Qualities of a great talk show host
• The topic tree explained
• The seven deadly sins of interviewing
• Six questions to always ask
• How to transfer into management
• 3 things I wish I knew when starting out

   


Shelley Smith “Opportunities For Women In Sports Broadcasting”

ESPN Sports Center correspondent

Topics Shelley will discuss include:

• Overcoming real and imaginary obstacles women face in sportscasting
• Charting a career course without having name recognition
• Differences in covering women and men's sports
• Protocol issues when covering men's sports
• Open forum discussion - your questions are answered here
   


Pete Arbogast “Play-By-Play And Color Analyst Training”

USC football play-by-play announcer

Topics Pete will discuss include:

• What makes a great play-by-play announcer
• Details of the preparation process
• Spotting charts explained
• Tips for keeping stats
• How to set up each play
• Knowing when to reset the game
• The importance of story-lines
• Weaving story-lines into your broadcast
• Tips for staying sharp while unemployed
• How to share the mic with a partner

   


Roger Lodge “Transitioning Into Sports Broadcasting”

KLAA Host - the sportsLODGE

• Re-creating oneself for sports broadcasting from unrelated successes
• Challenges faced when transitioning careers
• The importance of a network
• How to turn contacts into job leads
• Developing your own broadcasting style
• Turning your passions into career options
• The value of diversifying your talents
   


Suzy Shuster "Conducting winning interviews"

ABC sideline reporter

• Different types of interviews - planned/unplanned, sit down, ambush, unexpected...
• The mindset of a skilled interviewer
• Qualities of a skilled interviewer
• Properly preparing for an interview
• Separating personal feelings and opinions
   




Michael Madden “Create Your Own Paid Sportscasting Job”

Sportscasters Mentoring Group
Sporting News Network

Topics Michael will cover include:

• How to create a sportscasting job with no experience
• Acquiring broadcasting rights to local events
• Who to approach to acquire rights to sporting events
• Where to host your events
• Brain-dead simple ways to acquire sponsors
• What to charge sponsors and advertisers
• Exact equipment you will need
• Where to purchase affordable, quality equipment



Panel Discussion Speakers

Brian Long
Show host
Asst program director 710
ESPN LA



Ryan Maguire
Program director
610 Sports Radio KCSP-AM,
Kansas City



Perry Michael Simon
News-Talk-Sports Editor
AllAccess.com





Shan Shariff
Mid-day host
KCSP, KC



Jeff Dotseth
Show host
XTRA Sports 1360

C.J. Silas
Author, Show Host
FOX & ESPN


Panel discussion topics

  • Secrets to turning an internship into a paid job
  • Continuing education: myth or mandatory?
  • Effective networking: developing and utilizing contacts wisely
  • 3 ways to stand out without sucking up
  • 4 skills you must have (that aren't taught in college)
  • What I wish I knew when starting out

Itinerary

Friday June 4: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marriott  Champions - Meet ‘n Greet (hotel lobby)

Saturday June 5:

8:30 AM check-in

9:00 - 10:00 AM Bruce Gilbert - "Qualities Of A Great Talk Show Host"

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Larry Gifford - "Radio Station Job Responsibilities"

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Roger Lodge - "Transitioning Into Sports Broadcasting"

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM -2:30 PM Pete Arbogast - "Play-By-Play And Color Analyst Essentials"

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Suzy Shuster - "Conducting Winning Interviews"

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Bruce Gilbert & Larry Gifford - "Open Forum Q&A"

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Special Sessions (optional – choose 1)

Session #1 Shelley Smith - "Opportunities For Women In Sports Broadcasting"

Session #2 Topic development – David Brody, CEO Broadcaster Marketing Services, Ryan Maguire, Program director, KCSP - Kansas City

Session #3 Demo tapes evaluated or private consultations (air talent package only) Larry Gifford, Bruce Gilbert

7 PM - 11 PM ESPN zone, ESPN radio tour, ESPN television tour (first 50 sign-ups for “Producer package” only). Networking time for those not attending

Sunday, June 6:

8 AM networking in meeting room

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM "How To Create Your Own Paid Sportscasting Job" Michael Madden – CEO Sportscasters Mentoring Group

9:45 AM -11:00 AM Special panel discussion "Winning Strategies for Rebounding From a Job Loss"
Topic #1 "Effective Networking: Developing And Utilizing Contacts Wisely"
Topic #2 "3 Ways To Stand Out" (without sucking up)
Topic #3 "Continuing Education: Myth Or Mandatory"?
Topic #4 "Things I Wish I Knew When Starting Out"

11:15 AM- "Your Greatest Unanswered Questions About Sports Broadcasting" are answered here. Open forum with Larry Gifford and Bruce Gilbert.
12:45 PM Closing remarks

Three different offerings

To incentivize out-of-towners to attend (or locals to book a hotel room), ESPN is being gracious enough to host a special “Saturday night on the town” at the ESPN zone, along with tours of the ESPN radio and television station.

Transportation will be provided, but due to space limitations, this special event is only available to the first 50 people who sign up for the "producer package" below. Cost of food and drink for the night is the responsibility of each attendee.

Board operator package

    Includes:
  • Gen. admission to sportscasting jobs seminar June 4-6
  • $100 discount on hotel rooms ($99 each night) reserve your room here
  • Discount parking rates for all days
  • Priceless career guidance
  • Board operator package - just $197 today (price subject to change)

Get Board Operator Package Now - Just $197

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Producer package (First 50 sign-ups only)

    Includes:
  • Admission to sportscasting jobs seminar June 4-6
  • One night Marriott hotel stay
  • Transportation to and from ESPN zone Saturday evening, June 5
  • Tour of ESPN radio and television studios
  • $99 hotel room for 2nd night (normally $199) reserve your room here
  • Discount parking rates for all days
  • Priceless career guidance and networking opportunities
    Show producer package (limited to 50) just $347 today (subject to change)

Get Show Producer Package Now - just $347

You don't need a PayPal account to purchase

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Not comfortable with paying online? Call 877-888-1267 to order over the phone, or send payment to address below.

Air Talent Package (limited to 12 only)

Having trouble getting over the hump and landing that elusive job in sports broadcasting? Bring a sample of your resume, cover letter, and demo tape for a personal evaluation by Larry Gifford or Bruce Gilbert.

(By the way - these are the guys who do the hiring and are preeminently qualified to point out your areas in need of improvement.) Limited private consultation salso available to analyze and evaluate your current job hunt, then formulate a winning job hunting strategy for you.

    Includes:
  • 20 minute private resume, cover letter, and demo tape evaluation or
  • 20 minute private one-on-one consultation with ESPN exec Larry Gifford, or Red Zebra CEO Bruce Gilbert.
  • Admission to sportscasting jobs seminar June 4-6
  • $99 hotel room (normally $199) reserve your room here
  • Discount parking rates for all days
  • Priceless career advice, networking opportunities, and personalized guidance
  • Air talent package (12 only) just $497 today (price subject to change)

Get Air Talent Package Now - just $497

You don't need a PayPal account to purchase

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Not comfortable with paying online? Call 877-888-1267 to order over the phone, or send payment to address below.

If paying by mail, please send a money order or cashier's check payable to:

SMG
27034 Helmond Dr. #12a
Calabasas, CA. 91301
Attn: Sportscasting seminar


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