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...

The 7 Second Challenge

7 seconds. It goes by fast. But that's exactly how much time personalities have to win listener attention when launching a talk break or changing a topic. I call it the 7 Second Challenge. Because...

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

You know the difference between a good storyteller and a great one? Great storytellers have the ability to tell stories with emotion. Melissa Etheridge is one of those great storytellers. Several rock stars have become radio...

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...

Produce Like Usain Bolt: Start Fast

Usain Bolt is the fastest human being in history. The key to his amazing achievements: Start fast. This lesson from an Olympic champion can help market your brand. Bolt won a 3 gold medals in the...

Perspective Is a Key to Effective Storytelling

In a workshop on storytelling, a personality asked for tips on taking shortcuts in show prep to streamline the process of creating great moments on the air without taking as much time or effort....

Using Dialogue in Storytelling

One of the most overlooked aspects of storytelling is the use of dialogue in the telling of as story. Most radio personalities never really consider it. We think of dialogue as important in a...

Radio According to Seinfeld: Hit The Pay Off And Get Out

Seinfeld reruns never get old. They are classics filled with rich lessons in character development, show preparation and story structure for radio personalities. An entire study of Radio According to Seinfeld could help radio...

The Art Of Conversations On a Solo Show

Who do you talk to on the air when it’s just you? There’s no co-host. No producer. No sidekick. Not even a laugh track that giggles to clever lines. How can a personality create...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Radio Voice

When's the last time someone has asked you to say something in your 'radio voice'? That's one of the most cringe-worthy moments for a...