The Power of Storytelling

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Today I want to talk about the power of Storytelling. I belong to a number of sharing groups. The kind of groups where people come together and tell their stories, their heart-hurts. Really, truly, these folks do that in an effort to try to find some peace in their life by telling their stories. We […]

Encouragement

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The survey I sent out to a bunch of my on-mic friends yielded some excellent information. The number one answer for not having a coach was cost. I’m working on that one for you. The number two answer was even more revealing. Turns out my on-mic friends—and likely you if you’re not a friend yet—need […]

Assumption

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Today’s topic is assumption. If I show you a picture of the ocean, I assume that you know that the ocean is water and that you know that the picture I’m showing you is a picture of the ocean. I know you’ve seen it before and, because you have a picture, you know what is […]

Bait

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I was recently on Kure Beach in North Carolina. Beth, my wife, and I were enjoying the beautiful sunset while standing over the water on the Kure Beach Pier. The pier is primarily a fishing pier. Fishermen and women lined up on both sides all the way down to the end. Standing on the pier […]

Teases

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In my recent “what does the talent need” survey, the idea of crafting a perfect tease came up. Wow, an assumption that teases actually belong on radio and/or podcasts. In my world to tease or not to tease is the question. The answer is in the execution.  For example, if you are performing on an […]

Creating Special Moments

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This is a quickie. More of an add-on for creating special moments. During my time in Phoenix I was blessed with amazing performers on all of my stations. What a fantastic group of passionate folks. Truly an amazing experience, one of which you benefit from by reading, listening, and watching my stuff. On KDKB my […]

Know Your Place

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As I was proofreading my book, Mutations: Talent Coaching, Leadership, and Whimsical Wisdoms, I came across a chapter that intrigued me again. Of course, in the book it is a different thought and I’m happy to report that my very own book even makes me think. In this particular chapter, and I’ll let you find […]

Honor

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My soapbox this week is all about the honor that we get when we have a conversation. I’m positioning the idea so that it will stick in my mind. When we sit down to have a conversation (not that we always sit) are we honoring the conversation and the other person? I’m pointing three fingers […]

Transfer Emotion

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There is a chapter in my book about getting your listener in the moment. It is all about transferring emotion. That happens through words. Sometimes, when I listen to the radio, I’ve heard a kind of fragmented sentence presentation. You know, leave the verb out. Leave out all the adjectives. For example, “57 degrees… Chris […]

Habits

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Today’s thought is about habits. Some perspective about how you approach your on-mic work. Habits are good, sometimes. You know, we get into “good habits” as we’ve heard others say. Habits are one way your mind works. Your brain has so many things to remember, habits are a good stand by. For example, if I […]