Monday, October 22, 2018

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Game: What Are They Talking About

It's not usually a good idea to deliberately confuse your audience, but this may be an exception. What Are They Talking About is a...