Saturday, November 17, 2018

Storyboarding: Storytelling in Two Minutes

One of the first things I teach most clients is how to tell stories most effectively. In almost every workshop, someone claims there's no way they can practice the storytelling basics because their time...

A List of Reasons Not To Use Lists On The Air

A popular tool for online publishers to attract clicks is creating lists. You see them everywhere: The Top 7 Reasons to Dump Your Mate or 14 Ways to Organize Your Life. Lists work online because...

7 Ways to Power Breaks by Izeing Personality

One of the basic pillars of performance is relating to an audience on their terms. It's a sort of audio handshake that adds warmth and depth to every break. I call it izeing personality. There...

Original Content Using The TESOP Method

More or less, everyone has access to the same material every day. The show prep services have the same topics. Visit the most popular web sites for current content produces the same basic stories. So how...

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...

Harvest Your Life To Feed Your Show

Usually, show prep is something air talent looks forward to just a little more than an air check meeting with the PD, GM, VP of Programming and one of the station's biggest clients. In other words,...

Do You Win The Moment When it Matters?

Win the moment. Is there any better advice for a radio show? Personalities that are able to relate to how the audience is feeling at any given time create emotional connections that can't be broken....

Get More Response: Leave Something Out

eAre you having trouble getting listener response? Creating drama? Building intrigue? There's no question that listener phone calls aren't what they once were. It's harder than ever to inspire a listener to all. But...

Prepare Deep To Be Spontaneous With Relaxed Readiness

Here's a term that could unlock the next level of your performance: Relaxed readiness. Air personalities struggle finding the balance between being highly prepared to perform and "winging it". I've actually had personalities tell me...

Winning Formula For Radio Shows: TSP Equals TSL

Everybody loves shortcuts. Shortcuts are terrific. Shortcuts save time and energy. But in some areas, there's no cutting corners. Preparing a radio show is one of those areas that seems adaptable to shortcuts. But...

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Stunt: Stand in Line

This is an easy stunt to organize, and you can make it even bigger with some clever and careful promotion on the show. It's...