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· How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder

· Don't Ask and I Won't Have to Lie

· Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age


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· Lies Women Tell: Because Mommy Said So

· Sexual Intimacy and Lying

· The Truth Hurts or Does It?

· The Differences Between Sarah Palin's Daughter and Mine

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· The Road Map of Life for College Students

· What a Difference College Makes

· My Real Life College Road Trip Part II


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· Twitter Feud, My New Ebook and Kathy Ireland

· How to Shine With a Press Release

· Baby Boomer Women and Media Lies

· Social Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health

· It's My Party I'll Cry If I Want To

· Top 10 Baby Boomer Presidential-Elect Songs

· Dead Host Talking

· How to Become a Good Radio Host

· The Differences between Sarah Palin's Daughter and Mine


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· Beautiful Moms

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· How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder Hits Number One on Amazon

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· How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder

· New Ebook about the Lies Women Tell Goes into Third Week on the Amazon Best

· New Card Game Designed for Mature Women

· Newly Released Book Climbs to Number 2 on Amazon

· Trayvon Martin Death Subject of Beverly Mahone's Radio Show

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Having your own show is a great way to promote your book but do you have what it takes to sell your work?

If someone were listening to you host a talk show for the first time, how do you think they would rate your performance? 

If you’ve been hosting a show for just a few months, chances are you are still pretty green.  Some might say you’re still wet behind the ears.  But don’t feel bad.  They are also some folks who have been doing their thing for a quite a while and they still sound as bad as they did when they first began.

 Unfortunately, some hosts haven’t taken the time to work on and perfect their announcing and interviewing skills.  Since internet radio sites like BlogTalk Radio have come onto the scene, more and more people have decided they have something to say.  But if you can’t convey your message in an appealing way, you will find yourself talking to yourself week after week 

So how do you go from being green---a novice---to a red hot announcer on the radio? 

Practice BEFORE you go on the air.  Practice what you're going to say thoroughly and if you’re going to have a guest, get someone to do a Q & A with you.   

Be Conversational:  It’s OK to have notes but work on trying to improvise more.  When you read directly what you've written it can often sound unnatural.  What you want to do is talk like you would to someone you know. 

Listen to other announcers.  Be sure to listen to the ones you like and don’t like and take notes on what’s good and bad about their announcing styles.  Listen to hear how they respond to different situations---when things go right and when things go wrong. 

Don’t Apologize for Your Mistakes:  We all make them from time to time.  But the good thing is if you’ve made a mistake, no one has to know unless you tell them.  Just keep going.  The more confident you become, and the more practice you put in, you will become more fluent in your announcing and interviewing style. 

Work on Pronunciations:   If you have a guest whose name you are uncertain of, please make sure you spell it out phonetically on a note card.  Also, practice saying the name several times before you actually go on the air.  And even if you still manage to screw the name up, find the humor in it and move on.   

Don't Come Across as a Know-it-All:  While it's good to sound knowledgeable and credible, you may sound arrogant and condescending, if you come across as trying to sound like you know more than your "expert" guest.    

There’s an old saying, “practice makes perfect.”  The more you do it and work at it, the better you are bound to become.  And always remember to enjoy what you do!

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Beverly Mahone



Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age

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How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder

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Don't Ask and I Won't Have to Lie

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