Monday, August 10, 2020

Improv Games That Will Improve Your Performance

Anyone who has performed with a team of improvisational actors will appreciate the timing and skill required to respond spontaneously in the moment. The good groups work as a team to take advantage of...

Are We Having Fun Yet?

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

How to Stop Being Boring

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

How to Use “Yes And” To Improve your Personality

“Why are you going to the radio station so early? Don’t you guys just get on there and improvise?” You've probably heard this in some form. Improvisation is no substitute for preparation, but improv...

What Improv Can Teach Radio Shows About Teamwork

There is an old saying about a chain being as strong as the weakest link. Each link is important, but only when working together to strengthen the chain. Performers on improv teams are like...

Story Killers: Dead Ends and Detours

Dead ends and detours are frustrating on a road trip. But they're even more destructive on radio shows. On the air, both are equally dangerous on the air. In this article, I show you how...

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 advance a...

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 because people are imperfect. Great performers learn to use mistakes as a tool to entertain. In this article,...

Listen and Respond: The Spirit Of Improv and Personality Radio

What is the most important trait of an air personality? The answer: It's being likable. Genuinely likable. A spirit of likability transcends everything else. Likable people are good-natured. That's also the spirit of improv....

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Personality Radio Emergency Checklist

Most families have an emergency kit at home, and many have an emergency checklist. Radio stations need one, too. This will help manage through...