Performance

Improv Game: That Reminds Me of The Time

Improv games are a terrific way to develop new skills. It's important to understand the skill, of course, but once you know what Yes And or Listen and Respond mean, how do you put...

Topic Grazing

Grazing is a method of animal and land management that allows livestock to roam around and consume wild vegetation. It's a valuable tool for farmers and ranchers, and the animals seem to love the...

Performance Technique: Mirroring

There's little training in the art of interview techniques, which is a shame because everyone can be much better at interacting with guests. The mirroring technique is so easy, it feels like cheating. It...

Get Stronger Reactions By Learning How To React

A favorite phrase for standing out in a crowded (noisy) world is to "turn up the volume". That doesn't mean speaking louder or performing with a gratuitous music bed pounding away in the background....

Sure-Fire Ways to Get Rid of On-Air Crutches

Okay, everybody, here we go. So this is, like, an article about, ah, all those, um, bad, uh, habits that radio personalities pick up, you know. Know what I mean? Fix these things and,...

Finding Your Comic Perspective

One of the main points of the How To Be Funnier on the Radio seminar is the importance of crafting humor to fit the personality of each character on the show. Finding a personality's...

How to Perform with the Conscience of the Listener

The "conscience of the listener" refers to a performer's ability to understand how their audience experiences their show. By being mindful of what causes audience members to lose interest or tune out, you can...

Improv Skill: Listen and Respond

Active listening is a vital skill that is often overlooked but can have a profound impact on the quality of interactions and relationships, including relationships with listeners. It increases connections and leads to a...

How to Stop Being Boring

When is the last time someone asked, "What's going on with you?" and you replied, "Not much."? Then you think, "Wow. That was boring." Nobody wants to be boring. We want to be the...

Which Is More Important: Personality or Content?

Personality or content? Relevant or relatable? Structure or style? What is more important on the air? The goal should be to have both, of course. And every show should always strive to have a...

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