Government Inefficiency May Be A Feature

This tweet got me thinking… Operating a for-profit business makes it more likely that your business will make decisions to profit-maximize. As a result: You may not be operating equitably—you will offer priority service or allegiance to those who will maximize your profit You may …

Fascism Loves Your Opinion

The headline on this article is compelling. But how can we reason with people who see the same data, and come to these conclusions?
Yes, fascism thrives on destroying objective truth. But it’s folks like Andrew Torba who are actively trying to kill the notion of expertise. They want truth to be a personal choice. They want you to grant “authority” based on your feelings, rather than by recognizing expertise.

Next Phase, New Wave, Dance Craze, Anyways

I’ve been reading Valerie Geller’s encyclopedic “Creating Powerful Radio”, which is updated to incorporate Internet communications, such as podcasting, here. As comprehensive as it is, I can’t help but think I learned most of this while earning my DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) certification. While I don’t …

Performance Tips

Pick topics about which you really care Open show strong, or with a monologue Never be boring Only take calls if they make the show better, and don’t let calls go longer than they should. If a topic goes wrong, reframe it. You can change …

Look in my eyes, what do you see?

Talent isn’t absolute, but is contextual. Some on-air talent will be good for one timeslot, or one genre. If you have confidence in the talent, give ’em time and try different situations. Motivating talent seems to be a combination of corporate supervision, with some appeals …