Saturday, March 28, 2020

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...

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...

Coaching Talent: Treat Talent Like Dogs

Here's some unexpected advice for programmers and managers when coaching volatile air personalities. You should treat talent like dogs. What? Seriously? Thats sounds strange coming from a radio talent coach, and I've had a lot of...

Coaching Talent: Creating a For The Show Mentality

Team chemistry is important for a radio show. But what happens when that chemistry  is shaken? That's a special situation that requires unique talent coaching skills. A For The Show (FTS) mentality can get you...

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: Do You Really Want A Dog (Personality)?

Be careful what you wish for. when a kid says they want a dog, they don't really know what they're getting into. And If parents get them a dog, there are responsibilities and expectations....

Coaching Talent: Keep Them Leashed Until Learned

When training a puppy, it’s really exciting to watch them learn a new skill. When that pup learns a new trick, all that repetition and hard work is paying off. What a celebration when they...

Taking Action to Achieve Goals

Every radio show should work toward a goal at all times. And every programmer should build his or her station creatively and methodically to reach the next level. Goals are important. But each goal...

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...

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...

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Game: The Rush

The Rush is a fun word game, but it's a little more complicated and can be hard to explain on the air properly. That means...