Tools to Being A Better Presenter

Being a radio presenter may seem like an easy job from the outside, all you do is just sit around and talk right? Not quite, though the job isn’t as physically exhausting as others there is a lot of mental work that goes into Radio presenting and the constant pressure that it has to be perfect first time round. When you are live you don’t get any second chances.

The other issue you face is that whether you are with your regular team, solo or have a guest in the studio, making things still seem fresh can be a little tough when the news runs dry. Keeping a show interesting is an ongoing task that requires some real brainpower and a creative mind to adapt to things very quickly. In the same way that improv actors are trained to be spontaneous, radio presenters need to go with the flow too to get the best out of a situation that isn’t rehearsed, without going too far. The keys to having a great show can be seen all around in those that are already successful here are just three.

Tools to Being A Better Presenter

Tools to Being A Better Presenter

Comedy

It’s probably the first and foremost element of most Radio shows. Comedy is something that allows the tone of the show to feel more relaxed it also makes those few mistakes that slip through easier to shrug off which is great for newcomers. By adding some laughs or simply some self-deprecating humour listeners can join your side a lot easier and consequently will go away with a more positive feeling about your show. Leaning into comedy more than anything else has given popular Radio DJ’s lengthy careers including Chris Moyles and Scott Mills, who attract the driving crowd looking for a jovial break from work life.

Be Unexpected

Be Unexpected

Be Unexpected

This is the key to rising to fame, but one which doesn’t have a simple guide you can follow. Thinking outside of the box is fantastic in the concept process for a show if you have plenty of time to prep beforehand, but it also is a great way to give a stale format a refreshing boost. It also makes interviews a lot more enjoyable for guests who have probably heard the same questions endless times. Radio personalities like Howard Stern rose to fame because of his unexpected nature, often crude and racy listeners were shocked but couldn’t stop themselves from taking in more.

Play Games

Gamifying everything is becoming a way that people can get through almost anything in the day, from doing their exercise to completing their household chores, something about the way that games work really tunes into a part of our brain that delivers satisfaction. By adding games to your show listeners unconsciously play along and enjoy the ride too. Make silly games mandatory, call strangers and get them to be a part of it, give your on the road team bizarre quests there are lots of different ways to do it and each can be given a spin that suits your particular brand.

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