Thursday, April 18, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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