Tips on How to Improve Your PA Sports Announcing

Tips on How to Improve Your PA Sports Announcing

You’ve decided you want to be a sports PA announcer and are finally getting some work.  Great job!  But just saying names and reading off of a sheet of paper won’t make you the best.  Don’t quit your day job, but you do have to spend some time perfecting your trade.  Things like making sure names are correct when you announce them (there are plenty of tricky names out there), having the correct voice inflection at the proper time, speaking…

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Mistakes and Anxiety: My First Opera

Mistakes and Anxiety: My First Opera

My heart is pounding.  I’m walking onto the stage with my chair in hand.  I’m excited.  I’m pumped.  I’m ready for anything.  I’ve played this moment over and over in my head a million times: This is my first time on stage as a professional opera chorus member.  I set my chair down onto my mark.  I sit down.  I begin the choreographed hand motions for the scene.  I look around at my cast mates and realize… Oh no!  I’ve…

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So You Want to be a Sports Public Address Announcer

So You Want to be a Sports Public Address Announcer

Being a sports public address announcer (the person you hear on the microphone at a sporting event) has been my favorite job I’ve ever had and continues to be one of the things I look forward to the most each new season.  I enjoy it so much that I don’t really consider it a “job” anymore.  Of course I like the paycheck that comes with it but that’s secondary.   I started PA announcing at the age of sixteen at…

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Easy Summer Recipe: Guiltless Deconstructed Cheeseburger Salad (Weight Watcher-Friendly)

Easy Summer Recipe: Guiltless Deconstructed Cheeseburger Salad (Weight Watcher-Friendly)

After weeks of rain and clouds, we had an absolutely beautiful day today.  It actually feels and looks like summer out there – finally!  I was seriously starting to wonder if I had Seasonal Affective Disorder. With the sun out and shining so happily, it’s time to break out the grill for our favorite summer recipes.  We got our grill a couple years ago and I have to admit, there is really nothing that tastes quite as amazing as the…

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The Performance-Ready Body

The Performance-Ready Body

There are bigger things to worry about in the entertainment business, like becoming the best performer you can be. Alright.  This is where we talk about it.  The part where we discuss… DUN DUN DUN… our bodies.  *gasp!* “No!  I don’t want to!  I hate going to the gym!  I hate eating healthy food!!” Me too.  Seriously.  I totally get it. For years I have struggled with my weight.  I feel like I’ve been on a diet of some kind…

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An Introduction to The Kreative Kouple

An Introduction to The Kreative Kouple

Hello!  We are Perry and Jenn, husband and wife duo of “The Kreative Kouple” blog! As “Creative Professionals,”  we are starting this blog to share with you how we have accomplished some of our creative goals, how we are striving for new ones, and to give advice on how YOU can do the same. In addition to our many other pursuits, we work semi-professionally in our passions: Perry is a local sports announcer for baseball, basketball, football (and more!) with…

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