Sunday, January 23, 2022

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 it...

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...

Coaching Talent: Catch Them Doing Something Good

Managing air talent isn't that complicated. Most are easy to get along with. Sure, some are difficult. But either way, the recipe is the same. Just Catch Them Doing Something Good, and reward them...

7 Important Talent Coaching Skills

Coaching talent is hard but program directors who lead a team need to do it. The best do it often. And it doesn't have to be confrontational. Coaching sessions should include plenty of praise...

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Game: Mad Gabs

Mad Gabs can be a little difficult to explain to listeners, so it's tricky. But if you play it and demonstrate how it works,...
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