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Storytelling Secret Weapon: Internal Monologue

Some personalities struggle to find personal stories. It's hard to share experiences and observations in a natural, authentic, and vulnerable way. But there's a trick that is like turning on a fire hose of...

How To Dress Up A Great Story

There's a difference between a story and a great story. A story has a beginning, middle, and end. but a great story sucks listeners in through a strong Set Up, choosing the most relatable...

Using Dialogue in Storytelling

One of the most overlooked aspects of storytelling is the use of dialogue. Most radio personalities never consider it because we think of dialogue as the lines spoken in a theatrical performance, movie, book,...

Anatomy Of A Personal Story

There's nothing like a great personal story to hold a listener's attention and endear air talent to an audience. Stores are character-defining moments of unique content that nobody else can replicate. But prepping and...

How And When To Be Self-Deprecating

When radio personalities open up and are bold enough to be vulnerable, listeners are able to get to know them better. But many think that means they should simply make fun of themselves as...

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...

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...

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