Thursday, May 26, 2022

Coaching Talent: Keep Personalities Off The Emotional Rollercoaster

Personalities who feel good about themselves are more successful. There's no study that proves this theory, but in working with thousands of radio personalities, I am convinced it's true. That's why strong management works...

Your Show Needs a Mission Statement

Many think a Mission Statement is a boring topic, busywork added by companies that have little impact on daily performance. It's true that many statements become purposeless, meaningless paragraphs filled with corporate mumbo jumbo...

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....

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...

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...

Steal This Method For Talent to Aircheck Themselves

As job descriptions evolve, duties and tasks pile up. That's especially true for program directors. In many cases, a good programmer is overseeing several stations and performs one (or more) shows. That's even happening...

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...

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...

What’s Wrong With My Morning Show?

Every manager and programmer has had moments where they feel helpless. There's something wrong with a personality, either on-air or off. Or both. But it's hard to identify exactly what the problem is. Trying...

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....

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Analyze and Fine Tune Your Station With Zero-Based Programming

It happens to every radio station. Clutter Creep happens, little by little. Over time, the station becomes full of stuff that doesn't need to...
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