Thursday, September 17, 2020

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...

Coaching Talent: How To Inspire Personalities In a Rut

Ask any sports coach, teacher or parent about their biggest challenge, and it won't take long to hear something about working with people who aren't motivated. Add radio program director to that list, too....

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...

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...

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...

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...

7 Important Talent Coaching Skills

It is hard to critique someone, but program directors who plan to lead a team have to do it. The best managers do it often. Most of the time, coaching sessions should be spent...

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...

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...

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New Year Challenge

A new year brings opportunities to change. This goes for listeners make New Year's Resolutions, and can also be effective for your show. The...