Anyone who’s done a team show knows that it’s very similar to a marriage. As a matter of fact, I know many air talents who refer to their partner as “my work wife” (or husband).
You spend a lot of time together. (If you don’t, you won’t be very good.)
You’re working toward shared goals.
You want it to last. (Especially now, “movement” isn’t nearly the same as it was 20 years ago. A new job is pretty hard to find when one company owns multiple stations. If you divorce one station, you probably divorce all the stations in that cluster, or maybe even all the stations in that company.)
So, remember this: If you “cheat” on a team show, it may bring on a divorce. Here’s how I define “cheating” in the radio context:
Hold your ego in check. If you don’t, resentment sets in.
If you habitually talk over a partner, resentment sets in.
If you don’t share the credit, resentment sets in.
And remember that nobody goes to a party to hear someone fight with his wife.
– – – – – – –
Member, Texas Radio Hall of Fame
© 2021 by Tommy Kramer. All rights reserved.
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #403: The Big Goal, and How to Get It - February 24, 2021
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #402: Team Shows are like a Marriage - February 17, 2021
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #401: TEAM Ego, not Individual Ego - February 10, 2021
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #400: One Story at a Time - February 3, 2021
- Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #399: MEAN it - January 27, 2021