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#BAFTATV - What can we learn from the 2016 BAFTA winners?

09 May 2016

Last night, British TV leapt into the spotlight at the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards. Almost 100 nominees went up against each other to battle for the title of “Best in TV” in 25 categories including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Entertainment Performance and Best News Coverage.

Mark Rylance took home the BAFTA for his amazing performance as 2016’s Leading Actor in TV while Suranne Jones won Best Leading Actress for her incredible portrayal of Dr Gemma Foster in Doctor Foster. Leigh Francis (Keith Lemon) was all smiles as he collected his BAFTA for the Best Entertainment Performance and The Murder Detectives had a well-deserved win in the category for Factual Series.

So what do all the BAFTA winners have in common?

Aside from being the best in British TV, all the winners of this year’s awards have the right skills for success.

Working and succeeding in the entertainment industry has always been difficult, but the winners of the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards have shown that anything is possible if you’re prepared. As an Actor or Actress you must be resilient as competition is hugely fierce. When working as a Director or Newscaster you need to be assertive and have great stress management skills. Those working in comedy should always know their audience in order to have successful, funny sketches.

So how do you develop these skills?

Skills You Need are a small independent business based in the heart of Wales who run a website based on helping people acquire the skills they need to succeed. Skills You Need is run by individuals with years of experience in education, both face-to-face and through distance learning. The website is packed full of information on skills that help improve people’s lives and how you develop them.

Bafta Awards 2016

Skills You Need have all the tools necessary to develop the skills that gave the BAFTA winners their edge - check out these essential BAFTA skills below and see if you already have them:

Improving Self-Esteem   Assertiveness
Stress Management   Communication
Resilience   Listening Skills
Negotiation   Leadership
Lifelong Learning   Presentation Skills
Know Your Audience    

A huge congratulations to all the 2016 BAFTA winners and a big thank you for your commitment and dedication to British TV.

An extra special thank you to Skills You Need for their amazing resources.

Good luck to everyone in British TV for next year’s BAFTAs!


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