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Television Hosting:
How To Get Started

Television Hosting Interview with Evelyn Vaccaro: Part 4/9

Evelyn Vaccaro

In part 3 of this exclusive interview with actress and television host Evelyn Vaccaro, she talks about how she got started in the acting business.

In this part 3 of this interview, Evelyn Vaccaro talks about getting started as a host.

Tony: Let’s go back to hosting for a minute. I actually have a page here on ActingCareerStartUp.com that lists many different ways that one can use their acting skills. If someone who reads this interview is inspired by your story and decides that: “Hey I never thought of hosting. That could be pretty cool. I’d like to do that too.”
What advice would you give to those people on how to get started in hosting?

Evelyn: Well first and foremost I would tell them to take a hosting class. There are different levels of hosting classes out there to choose from. I would say get into a beginner hosting class so that you understand what it really entails, what jobs are out there, and the initial technique. From there they should take an advanced hosting class. They should take teleprompter classes and they should learn how to use an ear prompter. Knowing how to use an ear prompter can help you earn a lot more money as a host and make a good impression on directors and producers.

Tony: I also use both in some of the work I do, but maybe before we go further we should explain to the readers of this interview what teleprompters and ear prompters are and what they do?

Evelyn: A teleprompter is something that you read from while looking directly into thre lens. It’s your script. There is a teleprompter operator who scrolls the text as you read it. A good teleprompter operator will scroll the text right in line with the speed at which you are reading so it flows perfectly.

Tony: So you are actually reading as you are looking into the camera. Is that correct?

Evelyn: That’s correct. It makes it so much easier and it’s really difficult to get the lines wrong if you just take your time. Of course it’s not just reading, you also have to be animated when you use a teleprompter.  It is something that all hosts need to know how to use.

Tony: And what about the ear prompter?

Evelyn: The ear prompter allows you to listen to your own recording of a script or text and to say the words as you hear them. To do that, you have to be right on top of your words. It is a difficult skill to master, but once you do, you’re golden.  I’ve used it on auditions and on bookings.  

Tony: Thanks for that explanation. So continuing with your advice for the person who wants to get into television hosting, you said that they should take a beginner class, an advanced hosting class, get ear prompter and teleprompter training. What else is there that they need to know?

Evelyn: Well, as a TV Host, you don’t always have a hair and makeup person. If someone struggles with getting themselves hair and make up ready for camera, it’s key that they take a makeup class.  This goes for both men and women.

In part 5 of this exclusive interview with Evelyn Vaccaro, she has 18 tips for people and or actors who want to start a caree in television hosting. In the remaining 5 parts to this interview, she talks about everything from hosting auditions and what to expect, hosting reels and how to make them and more.

Visit television host and actress Evelyn Vaccaro at her official website.

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