Monday, January 21, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Setting Expectations for Radio Personalities

Have you ever thought you were doing a great job, and everyone was happy with you? Then you discover they were terribly disappointed. And it blows you away. You had no idea. The problem...

The Zone of Mediocrity

Radio personalities are either making an impact, or they are not. They're either true personalities or just announcers. There's nothing wrong with being an announcer, but announcers aren't difference-makers. The point is, the middle...

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...

Coach, Don’t Correct: How To Get Better Performance From Air Checks

The program director was frustrated with his morning show. And for good reason. It was under-performing and there were a lot of things that needed to be fixed. And in one meeting we fixed...

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...

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