Thursday, December 12, 2019

Radio Personalities: How To Raise The Stakes In Breaks

Turning back time, the one thing many personalities would choose differently is building a solid background in theater. It may not be practical to start an acting career, but everyone can get involved with...

Stop Broadcasting and Start Performing

Improv actors perform by spontaneously acting scenes or scenarios presented as a result of other actors introducing new elements. Sounds like what we do on the air doesn't it? And we can learn a lot...

Improv Games That Will Improve Your Performance

Anyone who has performed with a team of improvisational actors will appreciate the timing and skill in responding spontaneously to one another. The good groups work as a team to take advantage of everything...

Personalities: Got Game? Here’s How To Get it

You know the feeling. You should be wrapping up a break, yet are wandering aimlessly, desperate for closure. Searching for that exit. It’s not that you don’t want to end the break. You just...

Active Listening and Free Association

Aside from being a genuinely likable person, the most important quality an air personality can master is the ability to respond spontaneously. Being truly in the moment as an active listener will help you advance...

Be a Better Personality: Always Say Yes

  Sometimes it feels like the solution to finding new, original talent to become the next radio superstars will come from improv. In working with shows, I find myself applying many improv skills, especially the...

How Improv Skills Make Personal Stories More Interesting

Improv skills are one of the most important things air talent can learn to improve their ability to perform spontaneously on the air. Personal stories infused with these skills make stories come alive on the air. But...

How to Use “Yes And” To Improve your Personality

You've probably heard the tern "Yes and" when talking about improv. It's one of the first things a theater group teaches you. And it's one of the most valuable things you can master to...

How to Help a Cohost Tell a Story

Some personalities are better storytellers than others. But everyone becomes a better storyteller when they have help from an enthusiastic and supportive audience. That's why it's important to be a good partner and help...

Listen and Respond: The Spirit Of Improv and Personality Radio

What is the most important trait of an air personality? I won't delay the gratification. The answer: It's being likable. Genuinely likable. A spirit of likability transcends everything else. Likable people are good-natured. That's...

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Showcase Contests Attract Broad Audiences

Contests are more popular than ever. The data is indisputable. Research proves that a record number of consumers are participating with  interactive promotions. If...