Weekly Show Prep – 9/24/18

Get the phones going with these FALL topics from the team at Creative Cardio Showprep!

PSL, Pumpkin seeds, Cider Mill, Apple Orchard, hayrides, piles of leaves, costume parties, candy and Christmas ornaments already showing up in Walmart. That’s when I know its fall… what is it for you?

Americans say they hate it when pumpkin spice comes early, but the sales tell a different story!


Built this phoner for an hour. If pumpkin is clearly the ‘taste of autumn,’ what’s the taste of Summer/Winter/Spring? Here’s loads of dry calls you can use for a discussion starter:


Have you ever tried to force a tradition on your family that they totally pushed back against?

What traditions have you forced into your family? (Rather than just let them come up naturally.) Think Thanksgiving, Halloween

Awkward conversations that actually started a Thanksgiving tradition for you? (Cousins arguing? Politics discussions? Fighting over who makes what food? Cousin Eddie’s crusty RV!)

Tis the season to start thinking about our annual family picture (or Christmas card pic) where we’re all wearing winter gear, sweating like crazy cause the pic needs to be taken way before it’s actually cold outside!

Should soldiers be bigger celebs than athletes and actors? (Maybe make trading cards w/ gum in them? Take selfies & autographs?


Girl exits the Boston Red Sox autograph line to ask a soldier for her autograph instead!

Makenna Woodburn was waiting in line to meet her favorite Red Sox players, but she spotted someone else who was an even bigger hero to her. Seven year old Makenna walked up to US Army soldier, Olyvia Russell and asked for HER autograph! It was Olyvia’s first year with the Reserves. Makenna was waiting in line for signatures from the baseball players when she got out of line and approached the U.S. Army Reservist who had attended the event in her camouflage uniform. https://www.insideedition.com/headlines/21747-girl-7-leaves-line-for-red-sox-players-autograph-to-ask-uniformed-soldier-to-sign

If you’ve been in the military, tell us what is a great way to honor someone who is active duty? What’s the best way to honor their family who sacrifice so much?

What business have you seen step up and be charitable? When has a business made you a customer for life?

3 Home Depot workers built a lemonade stand for boy who wanted raise money for friend with cancer!

Christian is 8-years old and one of his best friends has been battling cancer! He wanted his parents to help him build a lemonade stand to raise money for his struggling friend, so they planned a trip to Home Depot for wood and paint.

Chrstian’s mom Dawn decided to call the store and ask of they might give a discount or make a donation toward the project. Before Christian showed up, 3 of the ladies working at Home Depot decided to build a giant lemonade stand out of wood and paint it yellow themselves! They even threw in giant orange Home Depot cooler/jugs for the lemonade!


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