Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #576: The First Secret to a Great Team Show

In the last tip, I talked about how the old Jack Benny formula (giving each member of the cast or a guest the spotlight) applies today.

Let’s take it one step further – how a slight modification of that principle is the secret to being a great team show.

It’s simple: If each member of the team does his or her best to make the OTHER person sound good, you’re going to be fine.

If that’s not the case, there’s an imbalance of power, and that doesn’t work nearly as well.

I did five team shows in my on-air career, and have coached hundreds of them. I can spot whether or not a team show “has it” in ONE break. So can the listener.


Tommy Kramer

Tommy has spent over 35 years as an air talent, programmer, operations manager and talent coach - working with over 300 stations in all formats. He publishes the Coaching Tip