We’ve all heard the station that thinks talking LOUD works, and that people like that.
And we’ve all heard a massive number of air talents that just read stuff off a computer screen with no emotional investment at all. They rattle it off, then move on the next thing.
Shout, Rattle, and Roll.
These things, of course, do nothing for the listener. (Or a client or a sponsor.)
So here’s this week’s tip – ask yourself this question:
Are you just talking, or are you talking to someone?
Some people don’t sound like they’re talking to anyone, or certainly to no one in particular.
Others do okay, but then go on ‘automatic pilot’ when they read something.
This is the starting place. First you “see” (or at least imagine) the listener. Then you simply talk to that person. Not “announce” or “present” to them. Just talk.
Yeah, so easy that the finest actors in the world spend years learning how to do it better. (Most of them have a coach.)
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