Why Mentoring for Your Sports Broadcasting Training?
Because mentoring from a sportscaster enables you to take the fast track into sports broadcasting, while shortening your learning curve.
You've got your foot in the door, and are making important contacts from the beginning. While traditional sports broadcasting school and college graduates are trying to figure out how to become known to important decision makers inside the sports broadcasting industry, you're already there!
You've already had 3-6 months to make a favorable impression upon important decision-makers, with an opportunity to prove yourself to those who do the hiring, amongst others.
"A good mentor is as valuable for a new sportscaster as a good coach is for an athlete. They want you to succeed, are quick with advice, honest in their critiques and generous with their networks. Your success is their success."
Your mentor makes the final decision on your acceptance for training.
Your SMG sports broadcasting training is not a "pay for play" arrangement. Your mentor makes the final decision on your acceptance for training - after your one-on-one interview. If a professional sportscaster agrees to train you - he believes you have what it takes to succeed.
Your broadcasting mentor is already in the business. He'll teach you the exact skills required to even be considered for hiring. He'll also have his own individual network of contacts, while each one of those contacts also has their own individual network of contacts.
See the advantages adding up for having a well-connected mentor?
It's common sense that if a person is properly trained for any job - and has insider contacts within that field - that person stands a better chance of being hired than someone who doesn't have those same contacts. This simple truth applies to be broadcasting industry, as well.
You'll host your own sports radio program from the very beginning (we make this simple for you). While other broadcasting school and college students are learning about sports broadcasting, you're actually becoming a sports broadcaster under the watchful eye and guidance of your mentor.
Rest assured that whenever on-air positions become available, your SMG training has prepared you to meet the requirements of the job.
Job placement advantages you receive
Your SMG training provides you with a distinct job placement advantage. Your mentor has access to influential decision makers, both inside his workplace, and throughout the industry. Your mentor's contacts also have their own network of contacts, who indirectly all work on your behalf for job placement assistance.
Couple this with access to SMG's own sports broadcasting job board, and your SMG advantage becomes clear-cut.
Your SMG broadcasting diploma immediately has meaning to employers. Upon completion of your training, because you've been trained by a working sportscaster, employers will know that you've been taught by the best.
Since SMG is the only all sports broadcasting mentoring program available, with the only sports broadcasting centered training materials available, employers know the quality of your training will benefit their company.
"What is a Sportscasting Mentor?"
A mentor is a "trusted guide, tutor, and coach," while an apprentice is a "novice - one who is learning by practical experience under a skilled worker in a trade, art, or calling".
SMG has simply taken an age-old concept of the mentor-apprentice model, and structured it to the sports broadcasting industry.
Did you know that Oprah Winfrey, Bob Costas, Vin Scully, Al Michaels, and Warren Buffet all claim their mentors have played a pivotal role in their success?
You Decide What Your Training Schedule Will Be
Since your SMG sportscasting training makes you a class of one, you determine your training days and times, based upon your current schedule and availability. Need to train on weekends or evenings? No problem.
Since SMG doesn't operate according to a quarter or semester system like colleges do, you begin your training when you're ready. No waiting for the next session to begin.
If you're truly passionate about becoming a sportscaster, your location or schedule won't prevent you from realizing your dream.
SMG Works for You, the Student
It's important to note that SMG works for you, while your mentor works for SMG. You'll always have someone looking out for your best interests throughout your training, and beyond. Many graduate students consider us a lifetime partner and valuable resource all throughout their sportscasting careers.
No Such Thing as a "Dumb Question"
With all sincerity, your questions, comments, or even challenges to our claims are strongly encouraged. If you have doubts that gaining immediate access to insider contacts for one-on-one, on the job training is the fastest and most effective way to get your foot in the front door of the broadcasting industry, we welcome your comments and questions.