Sports commentary is all about giving the audience an overall perspective about the game you are covering
This career requires basic skills like being punctual, knowing your subject well, being a good listener, communicating clearly to the audience and displaying your passion. It is an exciting and unusual career to be a part of. It gives you a chance to interact with sportsmen and is a good creative outlet. You may face difficulties with time management as the working hours are not fixed. Also, factors such as the weather could affect your work schedule, which is a disadvantage of this career.
All you require is passion and dedication. If you are passionate about it, educational qualifications become less significant. It takes a lot of mental strength to dedicate yourself to one profession but if you love sport and have a flair for oratory, then you may be looking at the right career and should think about becoming a sports commentator.
The pay scale is also very attractive as one begins as a reporter at a salary of Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. It gradually increases with your work experience. No formal institute offers a course, however learning to modulate your voice could help improve your voice delivery. Also, a degree in journalism can be beneficial.
PLACES TO LEARN VOICE MODULATION
- Nandoo Bhende Voice Workshop:
T-3, 1st Floor, Opposite Holy Cross School,
Juhu Koliwada, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049.