For most people, public speaking will probably be the most frightening experience they will ever encounter during adult life. Wedding speeches, job interviews, corporate proposals, etc…
College Radio not only prepares students for public speaking engagements, but can help develop vocabulary & confidence whilst giving the subject a sense of responsibility and pride.
Overcoming nerves is just the beginning. The secret to public speaking is developing a bond with the audience. Assuming an authoritative position, whilst maintaining a warm atmosphere is key to keeping the audience’s attention.
Working within College Radio can also help students think on their feet. Besides the usual on-air hiccups that can occur during a live broadcast (mic not turned on, wrong music track selected, fluffing lines, etc...), live interviews/debates can bring out the best in students within a pressurised environment, whilst having fun.