Weekly Show Prep – 7/16/18

What is a silly fear you have that no one else has? I have a friend that has a legitimate fear that her kitchen cabinets will rip out of the wall when she is stacking dishes! Chapman University says America’s biggest fears are: Corrupt government officials, American healthcare, pollution of oceans/rivers/drinking water and not having enough money for the future. Do you have any fears that feel completely legitimate to you?


What word have you officially given up on when it comes to spelling? I always second guess trying to spell “field” or `probably.” Google trends say these are the most misspelled words in each state!


Ordering takeout, falling asleep watching TV and sneaking an extra scoop of ice cream have been named America’s top guilty pleasures, according to new research. Here’s a link to America’s top guilty pleasures: https://nypost.com/2018/07/02/americas-top-guilty-pleasures-revealed/

What pattern in your life makes you feel guilt because you can’t seem to truly break the cycle? What is the best way to break a comfortable pattern that you know isn’t great for you, but you actually kind of like it?

Let’s see who was born on a significant day in history: Call now! Sept 11th/Pearl Harbor/New Year’s Day/Thanksgiving/July 4th. This day challenger sparked an interesting discussion with listeners: How do you feel sharing your birthday with this event? If you have a birthday on a holiday, do you feel like it steals your moment? Or is it fun to have the holiday mesh with your special day?

If money were no object… where would you work? How would your college years have looked different?

Think about stories like these from your listener’s perspective where they are listening to the radio right now! Think about what part of your statements or questions might actually spark this person to pick up a phone to call, text you or respond on social media! Ask the questions that way!

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Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.