Fields has been announcing Come On Down for the last 18 months and says the job has made him a whiz at speed reading.
As he puts it, Most announcing jobs, you speak at the beginning, middle and the end, but here, youre reading 30- 35 pages of prize descriptions every day. My voice is heard more than Bob Barkers.
As a result, Fields says hes able to speed read better than ever before and is speaking better as well. Thats important because every prize description is supplied by the company donating the prize and you have to read it exact. You cant paraphrase the copy.
Its a challenge, but Fields says hes up to it. In fact, the 45-year-old announcer says hes been preparing for the job for 39 years.
In his words, My mom tells me when I was six, I would use her black hairbrush and practice saying, A neeeww carrrr!
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