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Coaching With Positive Feedback

Coaching Talent: Praise With Accountability

Coaching talented performers to engage audiences effectively is tricky. Providing positive feedback with praise is the foundation of good coaching, but without balancing it with the responsibility for growth, what's the point? Just as...

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 these jeans. Coaching talent requires a delicate balance of instruction,...

Coaching Talent: Catch Them Doing Something Good

Managing talent isn't that complicated. Most are easy to get along with. Some are more difficult than others, but the recipe is the same. When talented performers connect a reward (praise) to a specific,...

Personalities: Be Proactive To Get Feedback

A common complaint from radio personalities is desiring more feedback than they receive from managers and program directors. It's true! Most programmers believe talents hate aircheck meetings but they only hate negative sessions. But...

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 unmotivated people. Add the radio program director to that list, too. It's...

Positive Coaching Leads To Positive Results (Usually)

Every broadcaster wants a positive relationship with the stars on the radio station. Of course! A good relationship is much more enjoyable than one filled with tension and distrust. But when problems arise, how...

Positive Feedback: The 9:1 Principle

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

Coach-Don’t Correct: How Programmers Can Get Better Performance From Talent

A program director was frustrated with the morning show. It was underperforming the radio station and many things needed to be fixed. In one meeting, we fixed most of the problems. It was a...

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...
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