I was listening to one of my regular podcasts last week when a point raised by the host just fired raft of thoughts and emotions in my head all at once. They mentioned that when someone meets them they can tell from the way they are greeted, where the person knows them from. If theyContinue reading “It is personal”
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Hurry up and slow down.
In the words of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, “Slow down, you move too fast.” (Feelin’ Groovy. Simon & Garfunkel, 1967). I’ve been thinking about pace, speed and urgency- and it seemed to crop up a few times this week during a number of events and tasks. Modern society manages to give a level ofContinue reading “Hurry up and slow down.”
I have posted a blog post before regarding doing things that scare you– challenging yourself and others and keeping the brain alive. This week I’ve been thinking about the small changes, the seemingly meaningless, incidental changes that could take place, but you don’t do them because you don’t believe they will make a significant differenceContinue reading “Elephants”
Its a performance, so perform.
The most charismatic personalities give something of themselves in their work. They make things real, believable and understandable by reflecting part of their personality though their work. They bring something which audience members, listeners and viewers can relate to and lift it from the page or script. In short, they PERFORM their work. The veryContinue reading “Its a performance, so perform.”
The Anatomy of Feedback
It is important not to operate in a vacuum. For a start, you can’t breathe! Getting some feedback and critique is good, but also has to be right, delivered effectively and accepted in the right mindset. Presenters used to say they wanted feedback. All too often they wanted just praise. Its understandable and I’m makingContinue reading “The Anatomy of Feedback”
The Art Of The Tease
There are a few things which don’t change. The sun comes up at the start of the day, it sets at the end of the day, it gets colder in winter and warmer in summer and promoting something is always worthwhile and seldom overdone. From the first time I ever stepped foot into a radioContinue reading “The Art Of The Tease”
Music is passion.
For pretty much most of my radio career, “music passion” has been often mentioned. Sometimes it is “we need more music passion”, sometimes it is “the music passion is great”. I was reminded recently about the number of times I’ve spent having conversations explaining what music passion is, and what it isn’t. Firstly, a thankContinue reading “Music is passion.”
When you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME. Thats how the cliche goes! Assuming listener knowledge or interest is something which I have forever been pointing out to presenters, producers and programmers in pretty much every coaching session for as long as I can remember. Its fairly basic, but I absolutelyContinue reading “Stop assuming!”
Invest in the future.
Its my personal belief that those who are in a position of any kind, owe it to the future of whatever industry they are in, to help people get into their particular industry. I blog about radio and audio, so lets get specific- if you work in radio or audio now, what are you doingContinue reading “Invest in the future.”
It comes down to prep…
Everybody SHOULD know that you perform better when you do some prep. Its almost cliche to point it out, but still I see and hear evidence of a lack of prep. Now please understand, some prep is better than no prep, but a lot of people are not doing enough. Firstly lets just map outContinue reading “It comes down to prep…”