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Scott Herrold

Morning Show Personality/Program Director/Creative Ninja at SOS Radio in Vegas.

Easter Brainstorm Ideas!

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Here’s the recording from our entire Creative Cardio Easter brainstorm call! Feel free to share this with your team. It will be up for the next week for free, then it will go to the brainstorm call archives for our paid members. Grab a pen and click here to listen!

How To Communicate Christ In Your Show

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There’s a lot of different styles of communication in Christian radio. We have those that lean toward preaching, we have those that want to let the music be the message, we have those that focus on encouragement, and we have personalities that live life from a Bible centered worldview.

How do we communicate Christ to a culture that thinks it already knows all about Jesus?

We tell stories. We reflect his light. We share our heart. We invite people into community and we intentionally encourage.

God’s word does not return void. Rethink the content that your’re putting into your showprep this week. Intentionally frame the stories with heart, characters and encouragement.

Fame the heart of the artists you play. Tell stories with a point. Actually listen to the words in the music you’re playing.

Think about what a Christ centered world view actually is. Share what you’re learning. Share what you’ve been reading.

Choose to be an encourager. Think about how your pastor does sermon illustrations. He generally starts with a story that relates to someone in his audience  and he brings out a spiritual truth that’s related to it.

Ask callers or artists what they are learning, what they are reading & what their through process is in raising kids in this crazy world. Let them share God’s truths from their life.

Quote the people of the Bible directly. Instead of saying, “The Bible says….. or reading off a long verse and reference, try this to make it more personal to someone who doesn’t know much about the Bible:

Paul explained grace in Romans 8 – he said if God is for us, who can be against us….”

When King David wrote Psalm 119, he said…

In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he explained….”

Jesus explained the difference between work and grace in Matthew 5. He said…..”

When you want to communicate God’s truth in your show, lead with encouragement. Speak to who your listener can become with a personal relationship with Jesus. Speak to the unique giftings, talents and raw potential you see. You’ve been given a circle of influence, so intentionally speak life into those people and they will come back tomorrow even if they don’t know Jesus….yet. – Scott Herrold

Pray A Dangerous Prayer!

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CC_jesus_card“God what do you want to do through me to accomplish your vision for this radio station?”

“God, how do you want to use me to connect this company/ministry vision to our listeners?”

“God, how should the original vision of our founder come through in my show & how can I do a better job sharing that?”

Pray a dangerous prayer and watch how God works through your show…

Innovation Is When You Connect W/ People

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CreativeCardioBCardProof1 - Back“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” –C. S. Lewis

Tell the truth, share your world view, speak from your heart & be more connective with people. That’s how creativity builds into innovation. We’re always trying to push the envelop to be creative & innovative with our radio stations & shows. If we think of new ways to include people and help facilitate community, we will always add innovation to what we do.

When you can use media to help facilitate community, you innovate.

When you use technology to grow your relationships deeper with listeners, you innovate.

When you make people a priority, you innovate.

When you create fresh distribution channels for your show, you innovate.

When you give your listeners new opportunities to connect with your people and your brand, you innovate.

When you love your listeners, you innovate.

When you connect your web, your apps & your radio to people, you innovate.

When you encourage your listeners, you innovate.

When you give your listeners an experience, you always innovate.

Free Trial Of Creative Cardio!

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Creative Cardio is much more than showprep. It’s a series of idea starters. We aren’t about posting the “day in history” or the “latest celebrity gossip” or the “impossible question/trivia.”

We post idea starters that you can take and develop into show topics/bits/stories & discussions that will engage your listeners on a deeper level. As a member of our community, you post ideas that are sparked from the resources, articles & stories we share. It’s a community that perfects ideas and transforms them into unique content. We believe that if you engage in the community at it will develop you into one of the most creative radio personalities in America! Click here to make a trial login for 30 days & dive into all these resources!

FREE Thanksgiving DRY CALLS!

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Traditional English roast with Yorkshire pudding & summer vegHere’s some DRY Thanksgiving calls you can use in your imaging or voice trax. If you’re doing a live show, the dry calls are great call starters to get your listeners calling.

Download the calls here!

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