3-things: Greg Toland

Greg Toland interviews Jason Campbell of the Redskins.

Greg Toland interviews Jason Campbell of the Redskins.

GRADED EXERCISE: In the comments section below, add the three things you learned from Comcast sports anchor Greg Toland on Thursday April 1.

Deadline is noon Thursday April 8.



38 Responses to “3-things: Greg Toland”

  1.   Kimmy Moss Says:

    1. You will get rejected a LOT in this business. As Greg said, bottom line, the odds aren’t in your favor in this business, so don’t take rejection personally. Above everything else, remember that it only takes one yes to get an opportunity.

    2. Get comfortable with your voice. Work on your weaknesses, but be sure to enhance your strengths. Accentuate your unique abilities.

    3. Never give up on your dream.

  2.   Capricia Alston Says:

    Three things I learned from Greg Toland:

    1. You only get one shot at life, so if this is your drive/passion, don’t give up on your dream.

    2. There is a lot of luck involved in this business. They could be looking for a woman or someone with blonde hair. It is important to not to take it personally. The odds are not in your favor, so you need to be able to handle rejection.

    3. Those trying to get into sports broadcasting should always have a tape available. Also, be yourself and don’t every try to imitate someone else’s style/voice.

  3.   Ross Wilkers Says:

    1. The odds are in favor of rejection, but it only takes one “yes”

    2. Don’t give up on a dream because you only get one shot at life

    3. Be yourself. Don’t imitate someone else.

  4.   Scott Hartman Says:

    1. Take the small jobs, do whatever comes your way.

    2. Be yourself, don’t try to sound like other people or a gimmick.

    3. It only takes one yes, you can have 2,000 people say no.

  5.   yasinjama Says:

    1. If you give up your dream, you will be living with what if.

    2. It only takes one yes and millions of rejections.

    3. Don’t give up on your dream, you live life once.

  6.   Brian Glaser Says:

    Three things I learned from Greg Toland were:

    1. Don’t give up dreams, you only get one shot at life.

    2. If an opportunity presents itself, grab it. No matter how small it may be, there is always a possibility that it could lead to something special.

    3. If you want to get into sports broadcasting, you must have a tape of yourself. Also, being yourself is essential. Don’t try to impersonate others.

  7.   Sarah El-Hage Says:

    1. Try to compensate in areas you lack in in areas that you can’t control in areas that you can.

    2. There is no right or wrong way in broadcasting, you need try whatever works for you.

    3. A lot of this business is luck, don’t take anything personally.

  8.   Paul Egeland Says:

    The things I learned were:
    1)Do want you want to do, don’t give up on the dream.
    2)Take everything that comes along because they lead to other things.
    3)Be yourself and do not try to imitate someone else.
    4)Do not get discouraged and handle rejection.

  9.   Sarah Kate Traynham Says:

    I was unable to come to class on Thursday, but here is what I have gathered::

    1. Never give up on your dreams.
    2. Do not get discouraged over rejection, there can be 2,000 no’s, but it only takes one yes.
    3. Don’t imitate someone else, it is important to be yourself.

  10.   Thomas Maher Says:

    1)You will get rejected so many times, but it only takes just one person to like what you have to offer

    2)Never give up on your dreams, you only have one life, so do what you want

    3)Do all the little things, they can lead you on to bigger things.

  11.   Andrew Duke Says:

    The three things I learned from Greg where:

    1. Never give up on your dream.

    2.In a tough economy grab on to something small to get your foot in door and it will grow.

    3.It only takes one yes to get your dream job, and you’ll probably go through a thousand no’s before that.

  12.   Joe Russo Says:

    1. Accept rejection.

    2. Take every opportunity no matter how small.

    3. Be yourself on TV or radio, don’t try to be someone you aren’t.

  13.   Lijam M Says:

    Greg Toland gave a fantastic lecture in the last class.

    I learned:
    To take any job I can starting out, they will be a good stepping stone.

    Don’t let rejection hold me back. I only need one yes.

    Small markets are great for gaining experience in the business.

  14.   Ryan Harty Says:

    I learned from Greg Toland:

    1. If it’s your dream, never give up. You only have 1 shot.

    2. Grab onto something no matter how small it is. You can always grow into something bigger. It only takes one “yes”.

    3. If you quit on the dream, you are going to live on the “what if”.

  15.   john maul Says:

    1. If you have a dream don’t give up on it because you will regret it. You are only given one shot.

    2. If any opportunity presents itself take it because no matter how small the job, it will help you.

    3. You are going to hear a lot of no’s but it only takes one yes to land your dream job.

  16.   Katherine Zablonski Says:

    Three things from Greg Toland:

    1. Dont ever give up on your dreams.

    2. Take any job that comes your way. It is just your path to getting to where you want to go.

    3. Be yourself.

  17.   Rob Elliott Says:

    Three things from Greg Toland:

    1. In sports broadcasting if you do not have a tape then you do not have a job.

    2. It only takes one yes.

    3. Develop a style that works for you, don’t try to copy other people.

  18.   Christine Blake Says:

    1. Don’t copy anyone else and be yourself.

    2. If you are trying to get into broadcast, make sure to have a tape.

    3. Take every opportunity you can get

  19.   Tim Blank Says:

    1. It only takes one yes to get your career going

    2. Don’t worry about copying anyone else, just be yourself when you are on camera.

    3. Get a tape done and start submitting it to other areas.

  20.   Ashleigh Bohlmann Says:

    1. Have a tape of yourself ready.
    2. Work on your vocal skills. Don’t copy others.
    3. Handle rejection well and get used to it

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