Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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...

Tell More Interesting Stories by Being Vulnerable:

Audiences will care about you as long as it relates to them, and not a moment longer.  On the other hand, listeners turn off the moment they think you’re trying to be cool. They...

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...

Four Types of Stories: Four Types of Content

There are unlimited options for creating compelling audio content. Wrapping your head around the concept of identifying all possibilities is a daunting task. But let’s try, just to make your head explode. When it...

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...

Perspective Is a Key to Effective Storytelling

In a Storytelling workshop, I was asked a question about how often the same story can be told. At first, it seems like a somewhat silly question. I mean, who wants to hear, let...

4 Coaching Tips to Help Talent Tell Better Personal Stories

A priority for air personalities should be an intense focus to create unique, original content from their personal lives through observation and storytelling. The problem is most talent doesn't have the experience, training or expertise to pull it...

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...

Master the 5 Rules for Better Stories

There are as many ways to tell stories as there are story tellers. Style and personality are unique to each performer. Yet, there are constants that transcend the individual. Yet, there are standards that...

The Truth About Telling The Truth In Storytelling

When coaching air talent, a sticking point is often about telling the truth on the air. It's always a good idea to speak from an honest, authentic place. But does that mean you should...

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Game: Kids Quiz

Kids Quiz is a fun game to play and it keeps your audience glued to the radio, especially if you find the right kid(s). Kids...