Friday, May 20, 2022

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...

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...

Exaggeration is a Key to a Great Story

One of the most important skills in radio is the ability to tell stories. Do you want to be a great storyteller? Then it's time to embrace a skill that would embarrass mom. Exaggeration. This...

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 as the lines spoken in a theatrical performance, movie, book,...

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....

The Three E’s Unlock the Power of Personal Stories

Ah, the power of personal stories. It's one of the most important skills for all personalities. But the power must be unlocked. Fortunately, radio personalities can study the art of storytelling for examples from...

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...

A Classic Example Of An Amazing Story Arc

Great storytellers start with a plan. They brainstorm, prepare and think about how a story will be developed. They execute with precision as they build momentum toward a payoff. When the story is told...

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...

3 Keys To Details In Storytelling

The difference between a great story and an average story often comes down to details. Details can advance a story and make it come alive or cause it to bog down and fail. The...

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Feature: Facebook or Therapist?

For those shows tiring of the feature Facebook Fights (which is worn out as far as I'm concerned), here's an angle that has legs....
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