One of the best ways for listeners to get closer to a radio personality is through telling personal stories. Getting a glimpse inside the lives of a favorite personality can help the audience develop a deeper bond, and that leads to a larger fan base.
But personal stories are tricky. Some air personalities find it hard to tell personal stories without sounding self-absorbed or egotistical. There’s a thin line between demonstrating charming, vulnerable character traits and coming off as if it’s “all about me”.
My storytelling seminar Storytelling Basics helps personalities develop the skills to improve their personal stories.
But even experienced personalties face even more basic challenges. Some radio performers struggle to find personal stories to tell.
Usually, those stories are all around you, if you are alert to discover them.