Thursday, June 30, 2022

Positive Feedback: The 9:1 Principle

It's not that hard to hand out compliments. It's much easier than being critical. After all, everyone loves hearing positive feedback. Yet, for some reason, many PD's feel it's their job to find things...

Coaching The Coaches Seminar on Demand

Coaching radio personalities is one of the most challenging skills for programmers and managers but most broadcasters don't take the time to invest in the talent that holds the key to radio's future. In...

Are You A Programming Fixer? Fix Yourself First

I was a programming fixer. And you probably are, too. It's understandable. If only there were a magic wand that would produce the exact sound in our heads. The problem is executing the vision...

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? Being human means you’re biased. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just means you...

Coaching Talent: How To Set Goals

Every radio show should constantly work toward a goal. And every programmer should build a radio station creatively and methodically to reach higher levels of performance. Successful programmers learn to set goals for radio...

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 learning how to transition from DJ to personality. The show...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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Game: Fake News/Fake Headline

Truth is often stranger than fiction! That's what Fake News is all about. Media companies (newspapers, magazines, websites, etc) compete for attention with outrageous headlines....
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