Sky presenter’s top advice for students

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Top tips: Sky Sports host David Jones with BABJ first year student Bethany Dales.

Sky Sports presenter David Jones told CBJ students that you can’t get from A to Z in your quest for success without going right through the alphabet.
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The 39-year-old Saturday Night Football host wanted to stress that doing well in journalism meant lots of hard work.
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He said: “You might need a bit of luck along the way but you’ll also need to be really keen, putting your hand up to volunteer for extra work at every opportunity.

“You’ll also need forensic-level accuracy. If you’re checking facts it’s no use saying ‘I think they’ve lost 14 times’. Think is no good – everything has to be right.
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“You should also concentrate on people skills. That all-important hello or eye contact when you pass someone on a corridor can go a long way.”

David was a trainee reporter at the Derbyshire Times in Chesterfield for two years before joining Sky in 1998.
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Since last August he has presented his Saturday evening show with Jamie Redknapp.
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But he said to get there meant always having the right attitude. That includes dressing to impress and doing lots of preparation.

 

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