Do you want to be a talking head?

dime-a-dozen talking heads on TV - talking heads on TV
@bounce58 (17550)
Canada
November 18, 2010 12:51am CST
How come talking heads are becoming dime-a-dozen? Those so called 'experts' that express their opinions on TV. I guess CNN has the market for these. I think that in every issue that they broadcast, they would have an expert that would express their opinions about it. It has even spread in the world of sports. There is this one quarterback who is still young, but I think did not make it in the NFL, that he's content to be a talking head in sports news telecasts. I can always see him on Monday mornings with his own segment also called 'the Monday Morning Quarterback'. Now, would you like to become a talking head? What area of expertise do you think you'd be representing? Personally, I think I would like to become a talking head. I think that's easy work, for a little time. Not sure how much they are paid (anybody knows?), but I would like the extra income. A show could just put a label under my name and pretend I am an expert on some issues. I'm sure anybody watching wouldn't know any different. And I'm sure I could BS my way into talking about anything. Would you pick that as a career?
2 people like this
3 responses
@maezee (26739)
• United States
18 Nov 10
Why not? I mean, not like it's a job that would necessarily take away your dignity .. and I would imagine their salaries are quite nice! I would, although I can't call myself an expert in any kind of field (as of right now). Maybe some day...
1 person likes this
@hushi22 (4941)
18 Nov 10
ohh...there are times that i become really interested to what those people would say, but there are also times that i get a bit annoyed hearing them talking as if they know everything. i dont think i would like to be a talking head. i just cant imagine myself.
1 person likes this
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
21 Nov 10
I think that is what they are paid for. To be interesting to some, and to be annoying to others. But most of all, pretend to know everything about whatever it is they are discussing. I guess you'd need a certain amount of talent (and acting) to be one. Thanks.
• United States
21 Nov 10
No way in hell would I want a job where it is more important that I look the part than say the right things . Or where my opinion could be easily bashed. I am not pretty enough or thick skinned.Talk about my looks and I won't talk to you. Bash my ideas , and not only will I not talk to you but I may try to destroy you, if I had the power. I'm a pure Capricorn. Remember Nixon's remark about the press? This fellow Capricorn said " You l=have to respect them to hate them." In other words once I lose All respect for you , it will be easy to either ignore or destroy you. Remember his enemy list? He kept a list of everyone who wronged him and once he was in power he tried to destroy them. Many thought this was a bad idea. Me? I thought it was the normal thing to do! In fact it is the only trait I liked about the man! So it is healthier , safer for me to remain in a gig where I am respected than the spotlight!
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
23 Nov 10
But it is amazing how a lot of these talking heads pop up on TV. Not only politics, even is sports! And a lot of them seem to thrive on being in the spotlight. And some even think that even a negative reaction against them is still a reaction. I'm really not sure if I can cut it either.
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Feb 11
Woo. When I say it like it is, I Say it like it is! Thanks for the best response, my dear friend!