Performance

Air Personality Power Hack: Eliminate Personal Pronouns

This secret works like a magic trick for performers. At first, it may not make sense, but work with it, and you will discover an amazing technique that will serve you forever. Eliminate personal...

Three Ways to Be Funnier

The most popular trait of an engaging, high-performing entertainer is the ability to make the audience laugh or at least smile. Research almost always indicates that "someone funny" is the #1 trait they seek...

Dealing With Tragedy: Should You Talk About Tragic Events?

Common programming wisdom is that radio shows should reflect what is happening in the lives of the audience. This foundational principle is sound, but applying it is tricky. Many programmers instruct personalities to find...

Game: Name That TV Or Movie President

Name That TV Or Movie President is a fun game to play around election time. Ask trivia questions based on television and movie presidents. To start, follow the guidelines on how to play the trivia...

Game: How Well Do You Know Elections

It’s amazing how little the public knows or understands about politics and elections. This can make for an interesting and entertaining segment for team or solo shows. Play How Well Do You Know Elections...

Game: Elections Fact Or Fiction

Elections Fact Or Fiction is a fun game to play on the day before or the day of a presidential election. Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section...

How To Talk About Politics And Elections

Talking about politics and elections is tricky. Some stations have a strict "no politics ever" policy. Then there's the other extreme: Stations and shows that thrive on controversy and get deeply involved (talk radio)....

The Art Of Being Efficient

If you're a radio personality or podcaster, it's clear that your audience is constantly in turbo drive. Picture a modern-day Flash zipping through the maze of content, dodging ads, and pausing only for that...

Improv Game: Questions Only

"Questions Only" is a classic improvisational exercise that hones a performer's ability to think quickly. The game helps shows maintain a story's flow under the strict rule that only questions can be spoken. It...

Improv Game: Alphabet Game

"The Alphabet Game" is an improvisational exercise that tests players' linguistic agility, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Players engage in a story where each line of dialogue must begin with the next consecutive letter of...
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