Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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