Saturday, August 24, 2019

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Remember your first days in radio? You were so excited every day. You couldn't wait to get to the station, just like kids looking forward to the first day of summer vacation. Those were...

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...

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...

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...

Story Killers: Dead Ends and Detours

Dead ends and detours are horribly frustrating things on a road trip. But they're even more destructive on radio shows. On the air, both are equally dangerous on the air. When traveling, two unforeseen things...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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Online Promotion: Themed Recipe Books

Okay, I know this is going to sound cheesy to a lot of you, but If you target women, a themed promotion campaign to...