CCM Coaching Tip #15: Today, Tomorrow, Next Week, Next Month - A Prep Tip
April 29, 2016
by Tommy Kramer, KramerMedia.net
Here's a really simple way to do show prep. Think "Today, tomorrow, next week, next month."
Today and tomorrow are pretty obvious, but there's a reason to always glance at what's coming up next week, or next month. It's all about how the brain works. Once the "left brain" (the logical, mathematical, "everything in its place") side is made aware of the "next big thing" the RIGHT side of the brain (the creative, emotional, artistic side) will start noodling around on how to do it well.
This also gives you time to put things in motion-maybe a promotional or social media angle or follow-up, or finding some music that will stage it perfectly on the air.
If you wait until the last minute and think you can just "wing it", well, good luck with that. You can't do left-brain AND right-brain stuff at the same time with any great degree of success. No one can. That's why golfers work on the practice range until things become subconscious, then when they get into a tournament, it's not about swing thoughts, it's just about hitting the shot.
As I write this on April 24th, I see the "next month" thing now: Mother's Day. Think NOW about what you'll do that will honor that, and hopefully be different from what everybody else will do. Yes, the station may have something planned, but what about YOUR show, specifically?
I have what I believe is the greatest idea for Mother's Day that's ever been done. And it doesn't cost the station anything. If you had me as your coach, you'd know what it is. : )