Wednesday, December 19, 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...

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 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 to Stop Being Boring

Nobody wants to be boring. We want to be exciting, engaging and fun. We want to be the life of the party that commands attention. But yet, our lives are kind of boring to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Feature: The Honesty Game

The Honesty Game is a personality character game. It's a good tool for exposing the character traits from your personality brand profile on the air, and...