Sunday, March 24, 2019

Are You A Programming Fixer? Fix Yourself First

Programmers tend to be "fixers". I'm a programming fixer and many PD's I work with are, too. It's understandable. If only there were a magic wand to wave and have everything sounding just the way we...

Coaching Talent: How To Avoid Familiarity Bias

If you’re like most people, you’re a human being. How’s that for an opening line that is inarguable? And being human means you’re biased. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just mean's...

How To Deal With A Bad Day On The AIr

Many of us have jobs. All of us have lives. And one thing that’s true about any job, or any life, is that sometimes you wake up in the morning and you just don’t...

Coaching Talent: The Big But Syndrome

The Big But Syndrome is a real thing. No, it's not the trap guys get from women when they ask how they look in this outfit or these jeans. It's the same consideration dog...

Who Needs a Coach? You!

Everyone needs a coach. Everyone. But often, radio personalities feel they are on their own. Nobody is their advocate. They feel they have no support or anyone they trust to lead them. That's the...

How To Celebrate Air Check Meetings

In a perfect world, air talent would receive regular input, filled with constructive, positive comments. The PD would be supportive and upbeat. And upper management would act as a protective shield from complaints. In this...

Casting A Show: Arranged Marriage Morning Shows

An arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by their families. It's still common in some cultures. One of those cultures is radio and, where personalities are sometimes...

Effective Talent Coaching Demands Customized Feedback

I was working with a new morning show consisting of a very intelligent, polished and accomplished entertainer with little radio experience and a host that was learning how to transition from DJ to air...

The 7 Most Important Talent Coaching Skills

It really is hard to critique someone, but program directors who plan to lead a team have to do it. You have to praise them for the positives and correct them when they could...

Coaching Talent: Catch Them Doing Something Good

There's no real mystery to managing air talent. Whether they're easy to get along with or very difficult air personalities, the recipe is the same. Just catch them doing something good, and reward them...

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