Presenters are often encouraged to talk about their own experiences, what they’ve seen, overheard or read and to bring something of themselves to their programme, that way they create a stronger bond with their audience than simply saying ‘that was … this is’.
Appear more conversational, more relatable, more real and build up a connection with your audience who are more likely to stay loyal with random “Talking Topics”.
I remember The “Umberto Show” back in the days on Real Radio (before he sadly passed away) with his phone ins and they were massively popular due to random topics he would speak about.
We have put together a selection of “Talking Topics” for you to use on your segment to engage with your listeners. Remember… It’s stories, rather than opinions and theories, that usually make more relatable content and better ‘phone fodder’.
2. Do you have a name for someone based on something that they do or look like? For example, Mr Fussy, or Miss Messy.
3. Are you old before your time? What are the stories and experiences that make you believe that?
4. Proposals: have you done it in an unusual place or romantic way? Stories of the time the other person said ‘no’.