Thursday, February 2, 2023

Improv Skill For Radio Shows: Active Listening

Enrolling in an Improvisational Theater class is one of my highest recommendations for radio personalities. It should be a requirement for team shows. But solo shows get a lot out of it, too. And...

Improv: Play Sex With Me For A Fun, Interactive Game

Improv games are one of the most effective ways radio personalities can learn to react spontaneously and create funny moments on-air. Sex With Me is a fun improv game that sharpens your mind by...

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...

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. The good groups work as a team to take advantage of everything happening on...

Personalities: Got Game? Here’s How To Get it

You know the feeling. The break should be wrapping up, yet it's drifting aimlessly, desperate for closure. It's time to be over, but how to get out? So it keeps going. And going. Now...

Performance Basics: Trust Your Partner

Remember the creepy snake in “The Jungle Book”? The snake who sang “Trust in me” looked exactly like someone that should absolutely, under no circumstances, be trusted. You probably have worked with someone like...

Radio Personalities: How To Raise The Stakes

Turning back time, the one thing personalities should choose differently is building a background in theater. It may not be practical to start an acting career, but everyone can get involved with improv. One...

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,...

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...

Be a Better Personality: Always Say Yes

  Sometimes it feels like the solution to finding new, original talent will come from improv. Many improv skills apply directly to performing on-air. Especially the concept of Always Say Yes. This article explains the concept...

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How to Develop a Local Character

Every radio show has wanted to say something about a topic that may be wrong for their personality brand. And nearly every show has...
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