TV Talk Show Presentation Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center
Price: QAR 13,000

Course details

Course Description:

“Talk show is the core of the TV work” This quote summarizes the importance of TV talk shows to all TV journalists and not only to presenters. The TV work in all its forms is basically based on interviews/dialogues, which could be a thirty-second interview in reports or a one-hour interview in talk shows. This requires interviewers having a good knowledge and a broad general culture in addition to high proficiency and ability to extract the information from the interviewee and deliver it to the viewer.

Course Objectives :

At the end of the course, participants should: 

  • Become familiar with the basic tools for conducting a talk show and know the different types of talk shows 
  • Understand how to prepare and plan a TV talk show 
  • Be able to manage a talk show

Course Outline :

  • The working environment in TV 
  • The teamwork environment in TV programs 
  • The relationship between the producer, the director, the presenter and the other working team members 
  • Preparing TV programs and the close relationship between the production and the presentation 
  • The art of successful preparation of the talk show 
  • Selection of guests • Qualities of the talk show presenter: 
  • Basic qualities 
  • Basic differences between a professional talk show presenter and a newscaster • Concept and importance of talk shows 
  • Types of talk shows 
  • Importance of talk shows in TV work 
  • Viewing and analyzing of visual models • Building a talk show: 
  • Introduction, content and conclusion 
  • How to prepare the introduction and its importance in the talk show 
  • Building the interview content and the main subjects 
  • Basic tools for the art of making questions • Skills of TV show presentation 
  • Searching methods and tools 
  • The art of dialogue management and ability to maneuver to achieve goals 
  • How to overcome mistakes 
  • How to deal with the body language 
  • Importance of the conclusion and the farewell 
  • The common mistakes in a talk show and how to go beyond them

Course Benifits:

  • A graduation certificate from Aljazeera Media Training and Development Center 
  • A guidebook 
  • A Graduation Project

Entry Requirements :

  • A degree in media 
  • At least one year experience in journalism for those who didn’t graduate in media

Course Target Groups:

Journalists and media professionals or those aspiring to develop their skills in the field of talk show presentation.

Course Location

About Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center

To become the international pioneer in media training and development and to be the first choice of both professionals and amateurs.


To contribute to the development of media organizations and individuals by offering professional training courses and reliable consultancy services in accordance with the latest professional and technical standards


Aljazeera Media Training and Development Center was launched on. The idea of establishing the Center came from Al Jazeera’s belief in the importance of training to improve and develop media capabilities. The Center opened with a clear vision and mission, focused on providing quality media training and development to all employees in media related fields.  International, as well as professional media figures and amateurs have benefitted immensely from the Center’s training. The Center is also responsible for training Aljazeera Media Network’s staff.

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