Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A Classic Example Of An Amazing Story Arc

Great on-air storytellers have a plan. They brainstorm, prepare and think about how a storyline will be developed. And they execute with precision, loading it with the right details as they build momentum toward...

Storytelling Reveals Character Traits

The art of telling stories is a fundamental tool for communicators. Stories have the power to hold audiences, create viral spread and yield other positive benefits. But one of the most valuable products of...

Using Dialogue in Storytelling

One of the most overlooked aspects of storytelling is the use of dialogue. Most radio personalities never really consider it. We think of dialogue in a theatrical performance, movie, book or TV show. But...

How To Create Surprise in Storytelling

Imagine reading a mystery novel. You get to the end, full of anticipation for the unexpected twist. But instead of a surprise, the solution to the mystery is obvious. It was predictable from the...

Story Killers: Dead Ends and Detours

Dead ends and detours are frustrating on a road trip. But they're even more destructive on radio shows. On the air, both are equally dangerous on the air. In this article, I show you how...

14 Storytelling Tricks That Make You More Interesting

Storytelling is a complicated skill. Most of us think of it as a gift. Either you have it or you don't. It's true that some folks are simply good storytellers by nature, but every...

How to Help a Cohost Tell a Story

Some personalities are better storytellers than others. But everyone becomes a better storyteller when they have help from an enthusiastic and supportive audience. That's why it's important to be a good partner and help...

Here’s How to Tell Stories with Emotion

Most personalities can identify the differences between a good storyteller and a great one. It's easy when you hear it. Great storytellers have the ability to tell stories with emotion, but not emotionally. In this...

Brainstorming Tips To Find Personal Stories That Connect

One of the best ways for listeners to get closer to a radio personality is through telling personal stories. Getting a glimpse inside the lives of a favorite personality can help the audience develop...

Get More TSL In Storytelling: Drop Audio Bread Crumbs

One of the most powerful techniques of building higher ratings is convincing existing listeners to tune in more. Obvious, right? But that's a lot harder than just trying to be great on the air....

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New Year Challenge

A new year brings opportunities to change. This goes for listeners make New Year's Resolutions, and can also be effective for your show. The...