Monday, September 26, 2022

Storytelling: Other People’s Stories

Every radio segment can be categorized as one of four types of stories: Personal Stories, The Mosh Pit, Crowdsourcing, and Other People's stories. Of the four, sharing content that happened to another person is...

Avoid “Had to be There” Stories

Isn't it embarrassing to share a great experience or personal story with friends, and there is no reaction? So you sheepishly mumble something like, "Believe me, it was great. Must be that you had...

The Art Of Performance: Ranting Is Not Storytelling

Ranting has taken over social media. Isn't it amazing that so many people think their Facebook or Twitter feed is a bully pulpit to try and change your opinion? But it doesn't work. It's...

Radio Storytelling Like Pixar

Outperforming radio personalities are usually great at storytelling. There is much to learn from the great storytellers and the best in this area is Pixar. This article explores the 22 Rules Of Storytelling according to...

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...

A Personal Story That Affects Listeners Personally

Sharing personal stories affects listeners personally and powerfully. If you ever wondered if what you do on the air matters, read this case study of how a well-told story saved a life. This article is...

How To Brainstorm An Idea Into A Story

Many personalities struggle to turn a topic or idea into a relatable story that pulls listeners in. There's a thin line between being self-absorbed and interesting with an outward focus. That's why personal stories...

Prepping a Personal Story

The only thing harder than telling personal stories is prepping a personal story. There’s nothing like great radio talent telling personal stories from real-life experiences. It’s also among the greatest risks of running listeners...

Promotions Download: Pixar’s Rules Of Storytelling

Get this infographic that demonstrates Pixar's 22 Rules of Telling Stories.  

The Radio Storyteller’s Toolbox Seminar on Demand

The Radio Storyteller’s Toolbox shows even the most experienced air personalities how to polish storytelling skills by strengthening 7 key skills. This seminar explains how to tell stories more effectively by applying specific principles....

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Game: Who Sings It Game

Who Sings It is an easy game to play and takes advantage of the play-along attraction of interactive games on the air. It works...
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