Have you ever wanted to be on a game show? Do you want Bob Barker to tell you to 'Come on down' Or would you rather have Pat Sajak ask you to spin the 'Wheel Of Fortune?' Well, here are some tips that'll help you get one step closer to becoming a contestant on your favorite show. These come from Ken Jennings, who currently holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy:
- Tip Number One: pick the right show. Jennings says Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire are short on female contestants, while Wheel of Fortune runs low on men. So, do your research and pick a show that doesn't get many contestants like you. You're more likely to be picked that way.
- Next: prepare funny stories. Think of anything unique about yourself that people would find interesting Jennings talked about being afraid of Ferris wheels. You're more likely to get picked if you can make people laugh.
- The next tip for getting on a game show: be happy. It sounds simple, but game shows are desperate for contestants who look like they're having a good time they don't want a bunch of stiffs.
- Another tip: play along at home. Sharpen your skills by answering questions or solving puzzles while sitting on your couch. Try taping your favorite show, and then pausing the tape right before the contestants are about to answer. Then, come up with your own answer, and play the tape to see if you're right. The more you practice, the better the chances that you'll do well at try-outs.
- And the final tip for getting on a game show: do some studying. Watch your favorite game show and figure out which topics come up the most. Jennings says U.S Presidents and Shakespeare always came up on Jeopardy. Then, spend some time studying these topics. This way, you'll be prepared when try-outs roll around. And who knows-you may win the grand prize!