Tuesday, June 18, 2019

What Improv Can Teach Radio Shows About Teamwork

Improv teams depend entirely on one another to help them entertain the audience. If the show doesn't go well, none of the individuals succeed. It's the same with radio shows. Teamwork is a common...

How to Stop Being Boring

When is the last time someone asked you, "What's going on with you?" and you replied, "Not much."? Then you think, "Wow. That was really boring. Nobody wants to be boring. We want to...

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...

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...

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...

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 Teaches You To Be Specific and Descriptive

Whether writing a book, screenplay, a scene for a movie or a station promo, there's one rule of thumb that always work. It also applies to improvisational theater and radio performance. The first lesson...

Performance Basics: Trust Your Partner

Remember the creepy snake in “The Jungle Book”? The snake who sang “Trust in me” while looking exactly like someone you should absolutely, under no circumstances, trust? Chances are we all know someone that...

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 Mistakes As a Positive

In Improv, the primary rule is to always move the story forward. But it's not always perfect. That's why you need to learn to use mistakes. Improv actors are trained to work with what they...

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