Training Services

TV Host Training & Classes

A Video Recap of Some Past TV Hosting Classes!


5 Week Class – Intro to On-Air Hosting & TV Anchor

Beginning, Tuesday, November 6th at 6pm.

Cable television, Internet and Podcasts have opened tons of opportunities! Could you host your own show? Work in the news?

You’ll work with authentic Host & Anchor scripts and get a basic overview of the industry including situations and environments you will encounter. Traditional and cutting edge Host skills will be the focus. Patricia will cover interview techniques as well as drills for on-camera improvs and Teleprompter.

You’ll learn:
-How to read a Teleprompter without sounding like you’re reading
-How to “own” the words
-Conversational vs. Presentational
-Co-Hosting Skills
-Interview Skills
-Improv Skills for Hosting
-Basic Technical Aspects
-Facial Expressions
-Cadence & Timing
-Dealing with long format scripts, live broadcast news, and cold reads
-Finding “The Zone”

This class is full of industry resources, contacts, and tips!

Click here to register.

Space is limited to 12 students.

Dates

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 6:00 pm


PanelTV Host/TV Expert Weekend Connection

Join us for a Two Day Special Event!

Saturday, November 17th – 10am – 4pm
Sunday, November 18th – 10am – 5pm

Click here to register.

Showcase to our HUGE Panel- Guests include Emmy Winning TV Producers, Broadcast Talent Agents, and Casting Directors! 

Do You Want to be a TV Host, Broadcaster, or Guest On-Air Expert? Do You Have an Idea for a Great New Show or Segment?

The TV Host / TV Expert Connection Weekend Intensive is the best way to gain on-camera hosting & communication skills that merge solid traditional on-air training with today’s cutting edge broadcast and digital hosting skills and connect with the movers & shakers in the Hosting, Broadcasting & Programming world.

This exclusive on-camera workshop offers a unique experience for aspiring hosts and TV experts to network with others, perfect their craft in a positive, supportive environment and be coached by sought after media trainer, certified body language trainer & established broadcaster Patricia Stark who has anchored & hosted over 25 different national & international television shows and appears regularly as a TV guest expert. Joined by TV Host Casting Director-Jamie Carroll on day two of the training event, Jaime has cast hosts & experts for Food Network, HGTV, MTV, Nat Geo, AOL and the Travel Channel

You’ll have TWO full days to polish your hosting skills, think on your feet, learn how to work with bullet points, Teleprompter, how to bring out your point of view, and put your personal stamp on your communication & story telling skills. You also learn how to improve your audition skills to book TV hosting jobs and/or establish yourself as a guest on-air expert. You’ll come up with your own show or segment concept and we’ll help you prepare to bring it to life on Sunday in front of some of NY’s top Hosting Agents, Casting Directors and a Producer/ Content Developer who helps create and pitch shows to networks.

Taught by the best-of-the-best from the East Coast TV Hosting Industry, Patricia Stark and Jamie Carroll will mentor you with their extensive knowledge and unique coaching styles. They will focus on the essentials of hosting, connecting with your viewer, tapping into your unique point of view, & finding your dynamic presence in front of the camera.

This exclusive on-camera workshop offers a unique experience for hosts to network with other hosts, perfect their craft in a positive, supportive environment and be seen and coached by an actual casting director-Jamie Carroll and a media coach & established host who has worked on over 25 different television shows & served as a guest expert on national networks-Patricia Stark.

The weekend will culminate with a showcase to a panel of SIX incredible Television Executives including TV Producers, Broadcast Talent Agents, and TV Casting Directors.The format will begin with Q & A where you’ll have YOUR chance to ask specific questions all about the TV hosting/broadcast industry. After the Q & A, you will showcase your work ON CAMERA in front of the panel.

Our last event sold out and wait listed – don’t miss it! Register here.


Private 1-1 Sessions are intensive 2 hour minimum blocks tailored to each individuals needs and goals. The entire two hours can be spent in front of the camera working with:

  • On-Camera Skills
  • Teleprompter
  • Working with Bullet Points
  • Ear Prompter
  • Interview skills, mock auditions, etc.- a combination of each or an intense focus on one skill. (Your scripts/talking points or scripts from our extensive library of on-air copy)
  • Attention will be given to credibility, comfort level, confidence building techniques, relaxation techniques, facial expression, cadence and timing.  Distracting visual and vocal habits.  Story telling skills, conversational vs. presentational, connection to viewers, emotional connection, topic passion & enthusiasm, and “getting into the Zone” will be assessed and strengthened.
  • The session can also be used to discuss career guidance, review resumes, demo reels, and websites, brainstorm show and segment ideas, write scripts, guidance regarding on-camera wardrobe, hair and makeup and marketing and promotion of your on-air talents to the right agents, casting directors, and production companies.

To inquire about booking a session and rate information email: dyoung@patriciastark.com 

Coaching sessions take place at The Film Center Bldg at 630 9th Ave Bet 44th and 45th Streets, NYC 14th Floor studios, M-F between 10am and 3pm.  You will be videotaped and will leave with a DVD copy of your session. (Private coaching sessions provide greater than the equivalent of a 5 week on-camera group class. You will perform a minimum of 30-40 on-camera drills during the 2 hour private session. During a 5 week group class the typical number of on-camera drills is 18 total).

  • You will also receive copies of our “10 Keys to On-Camera Presenting”
  • “The Ten Laws of TelePrompter”
  • Our Host/Presenter guide “Welcome to the Show”which also includes contact information of Hosting Agents and Production Companies who hire Hosts/On-Air Experts for shows.

Some of our recent Broadcast Network Host Coaching Projects:

•Contracted by BET to coach new hosting team of “106 & Park” 3 month period re-launch.

•Contracted by Discovery Networks to coach talent for Live Hosting Skills & Live IFB Training.

•Conducted multi-session prep for Bill & Giuliana Rancic’s NBC show “Ready for Love”, mock interviews, co-hosting skills, Teleprompter.

•Hired by OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network to coach & prep Author & Motivational Speaker Wes Moore as new host of “Beyond Belief”.

•Contracted by Fuse News to train a 7 person news team over a 4 month period for Launch of 2013 Fuse Daily News show – hosting skills, co-host skills, teleprompter, interview skills.

•Hired by FX Networks / “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” to strengthen Teleprompter reads & direct to camera hosting skills – ongoing.

•Hired by Little Acorn/Nigel Lythgoe Productions to prep Alexa Ray Joel & Ashanti for auditions for the E! show “Opening Act”, created mock interview settings, recorded & submitted auditions via web.

•Hired by Fuse to coach Mark Hoppus “Hoppus on Music” series & regularly help transition Producers to On-Air Talent.

•Hired by Viacom Logo to transition web talent to on-air talent.

•Hired by VH1 to coach Mob Wives Karen Gravano for book media tour.

•Multi-host prep for TLC’s live coverage of “The Royal Wedding”, coached Clinton Kelly for IFB training, “Say Yes to the Dress” Randy Fenoli & Monty Durham for all on-camera prep. On-Site coach live Times Square coverage.

•Prepped on-air guest experts for Martha Stewart Omnimedia multiple Today Show appearances. Coached chefs for “Everyday Food” PBS.