Sunday, December 16, 2018

How To Organize Your Show Using Trello App

Radio shows sound better when there’s a plan. Everyone needs a daily road map to stay organized. It's important on every show, but especially if there are multiple personalities in the cast. And here's...

Use This Tactic to Get More Reaction: Get It Wrong

As air personalities, we always want to be right. We take pride in it. But maybe we'd be more effective if we occasionally get it wrong. Intentionally. That may sound like a bad idea...

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...

Your Personality Brand And the 3 Legged Stool

Every brand represents values, whether they deliberately target those values or just fall into them. The same is true for radio personality brands. As you work on your character brand profile, try to identify...

The Inverted Funnel: Anatomy of a Radio Break

What's your process for getting ideas on the air? And what methods are in place for collecting show content and converting it to stories listeners can relate to? Here's a structure that may work....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Show Prep: Don’t Pick the Low Hanging Fruit

Radio personalities are taught the importance of keeping their show simple and easy to interact with, and that's sound advice.  Listeners aren't paying that much attention. A basic premise in working with clients is...

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