Stone Payton: [00:00:01] Welcome back to Business RadioX Pro Tips. Stone Payton and Lee Kantor here with you. Lee, let’s talk a little bit about helping a, particularly, new host with some host coaching, sharing some mechanics with them that will help them get the most out of this thing of ours.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:19] Yeah. That’s one of the fears a lot of people have is that they feel that they’re not qualified enough to be a good radio host. And some of that is they’ve been a guest before, and the guest experience is totally different than the host experience, which, ironically, I believe, it’s easier to be a host than it is to be a guest.
Stone Payton: [00:00:37] Me too.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:37] Because the host just has to ask the questions. You don’t have to know the answers. And so, some of it is just a confidence element where they just have to feel good about it. And what we do some of the times is the practice, and we do mock shows, or we’ll do a practice show where they bring in kind of friends and family, somebody they know and feel comfortable with, and then they host that show. And we don’t charge them for that. We just include it in their package because that gives them kind of some of the practice they need, and it builds their confidence.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:11] And then, after we do that, we do a debrief where we kind of go through it and say, “Okay. What felt good? What didn’t feel good?” But a lot of it has to do with confidence. A lot of it has to do with them not thinking so much, and just being in the moment, and focusing their attention on their guest in helping bring out the best in their guests.
Stone Payton: [00:01:33] And we do have some hosting mechanics pro tips that are available for, not just, you, our studio partners, but also your clients. And you should probably avail yourself of those as well.