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TYPES OF TALK:Qualification of a Talker, Essentials of a talk, Vetting a talk

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LESSON 34
TYPES OF TALK
4. Social issues
Talks on social issues can be serious and comic talks as well. The following topics are taken from social
issues:
Corruption
Nepotism
Dowry System
Karo Kari
Cleanliness
Telling Lies
Adulteration
Women's Emancipation
Women Rights
Qualification of a Talker
The talker is a person who is listened to or at least is expected to be listened to by the audience carefully and
attentively. Therefore the selection of the talker for a specific topic requires a great deal of responsibility on
the part of the producer.
In general a talker, whatever his/her area of specialization may be , must enjoy the following attributes:
Credibility
Well qualified
Well reputed
Authority on the subject
Good speaker
Clear accent
Acceptable pronunciation
Essentials of a talk
A good talk follows the following pattern:
Introduction of the topic
Purpose of the talk
Significance of the topic
Explanation of the different aspects of the topic
Topic's relation with society
Other experts' opinions if needed
Name of the reference books if needed
Closing of the talk
Vetting a talk
"To vet a talk or any script is actually to make it broadcast worthy."
While vetting a talk following points must be kept in mind:
The matter of the talk must be to-the-point.
The matter must be sufficient enough to cover the title of the talk.
Any sentence or part of the talk must not hurt the religious or ethnic feelings and sentiments of any
faction of society.
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The content of the talk must not go against the national policy of the country.
The content of the talk must not violate the law of the country.
The content of the talk must not touch upon any controversial matter of the society.
The language employed must be spoken.
The vocabulary used must be easy yet sober.
Slang and taboos must be avoided.
The language must be a combination of formal and informal.
Repetition of ideas, sentences, or words has to be omitted.
The duration of the talk must not be less than 4 minutes and more than 7 minutes otherwise, in
former case, the talk will not be able to cover the topic, and in later case, the talk will fail to sustain
the interest of the listeners.
Scheduling
The following steps are to be followed while scheduling a talk:
Title of the talk
The date/s of broadcast (D/O/B)
The time of the broadcast (T/O/B)
Frequency
Target audience
Number of the talks
Purpose of the proposed talk
Names of the talkers with sub titles
Example:
Title of the talk ---------------------------------Seeratun Nabi Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi Wasallam.
Date/s of Broadcast (D/O/B) -------------- 1st to 13th of Rabi-ul-Awwal
Time of the broadcast (T/O/B) ------------- 4:00 p.m.
Frequency -----------------------------------------daily
Target Audience ---------------------------------- general, especially Muslims
Number of the talks ----------------------------- 13
Purpose of the proposed talk ------------------ to provide the listeners with the knowledge about the different
aspects of the holy life of the prophet Hazrat Muhammad
Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi Wasallam.
The sub titles with names of the talkers
Sub-title
Name of the talker
D/O/B
1
Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi XYZ
X/Y/Z
Wasallam- The Father
2
Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam -The Administrator
3
Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam - The Humanitarian
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam - The Merchant
5
Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Commander-In-Chief
6
Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam - The Preacher
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Teacher
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam - The Friend
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Statesman
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Conqueror
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Communicator
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Judge
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Hazrat Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi wa Aalihi
Wasallam ­ The Husband
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Table of Contents:
  1. WHAT RADIO IS:HISTORY OF RADIO, MARCONI –THE INVENTOR
  2. HISTORY OF RADIO:B.B.C. – 1922, Radio in Sub-Continent, PBC SERVICES
  3. OBJECTIVES OF BROADCASTING IN PAKISTAN:Information, Islamic ideology
  4. NEWS VALUES I:CONFLICT, PROGRESS, VICTORY AND DEFEAT
  5. NEWS VALUES II:TIMELINESS, PROXIMITY, NOVELTY, HUMAN INTEREST
  6. NEWS VALUES AND ELEMENTS OF NEWS:MISCELLANEOUS NEWS VALUES
  7. MEASURING THE IMPORTANCE OF NEWS:Intensity of an Event, NEWS STORY TYPES
  8. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES II:SIMPLE TYPES, ILLNESS, DEATH
  9. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES III:Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, Lunar Months
  10. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES IV:COMPLEX NEWS, Forms of Government, Monarchy
  11. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES V:Education, Research, Religion
  12. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES VI:Lifestyles, Receptions, Entertainment
  13. SOURCES OF NEWS I:Network of Reporters, QUALITIES OF A REPORTER
  14. SOURCES OF NEWS II:MONITORING, NEWS/ PRESS RELEASE
  15. SOURCES OF NEWS III:National News Agencies, HARD NEWS, SOFT NEWS
  16. REPORTING:ORDER OF REPORTING, REPORTER’S QUALITIES, Well informed
  17. A SUCCESSFUL RADIO REPORTER:Briefing, Reporter’s Ammunition, Meeting Deadline
  18. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING I:Growth of Interpretative Reporting
  19. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING II:Factual Background, SPEECH STORY
  20. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING III:FIRES & ACCIDENTS, CRIME STORIES
  21. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING I:Thalidomide Scandal, Watergate Scandal
  22. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING II:Identification of the problem, INTERVIEW
  23. TYPES OF INTERVIEW:Hard News Interview, Informational Interview
  24. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW I:Comments and Opinion, Topic must be specific
  25. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW II:Preparation of the Interview, Language
  26. RADIO NEWS GLOSSARY:Actuality, Cut, Voicer, Wrap, Hourly, Lead
  27. FUNDAMENTALS OF NEWS WRITING:Inverted Pyramided Style, Telling the Story
  28. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO I:Language
  29. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO II:Complex numbers
  30. ESSENTIALS OF A NEWSCASTER:Authority, Credibility, Language, Pronunciation
  31. PRODUCTION AND PLANNING:Principals of Planning a Program
  32. PRODUCER & BUDGETING:Strengths of a Radio Program, Budgeting a Program
  33. JARGONS OF PRODUCTION (Continued):Frequency spectrum, Dead studio
  34. TYPES OF TALK:Qualification of a Talker, Essentials of a talk, Vetting a talk
  35. DISCUSSION:Controlled Discussion, Live Discussion, Current affairs
  36. DISCUSSION:Selection of the TopicKnowledge of the Topic, Narrowing down the topic
  37. RADIO FEATURE:Sound Effects, Narration, Dramatic Feature, Religion, Personalities
  38. RADIO DOCUMENTARY:Commentary, History, Persons, Things, Phenomena
  39. DRAMA:Solo plays, Series, Serial, Soap, Components of Drama
  40. SPECIAL AUDIENCE PROGRAM:Children’s Programs, Women’s programs
  41. SPORTS PROGRAM:Live Programs, Recorded Programs, Preparation of OB
  42. THE MUSIC I:Folk Music, Classical Music, Light Music, Pop Music
  43. THE MUSIC II:Classification of Raga In Terms Of Notes, Aado, Khaado
  44. ETHICS & LIMITATIONS OF MEDIA:Domain of Freedom of Media, Defamation
  45. RECAP:What Radio Is, Timeliness, Elements of news, Types of Reporting, Production