Wednesday, June 13, 2012
TALK LIKE TODAY
I constantly hear personalities using words and phrases that are yesterday. Some are old, overused cliches, others aren't.
Here are five things that I still hear on the radio that makes the jock sound dated and out of touch.
1) "Don't touch that dial." Whose radio still has a dial?
2) Saying "WWW" before a website address. Anyone who is online knows that you don't need to put in "WWW."
3) "Dial me up on the phone." Using the word "dial" when telling listeners to call you. Who owns a phone today with a dial? I'm sure it's not your listener.
4) Using any and all cliches. Let's start with stopping the use of "Hump Day."
5) Asking your listeners to fax you anything. If you are still telling your listeners to "fax your entry" or "fax us your PSA", you sound dated and out of touch. It's no longer 1995.
These are just five simple things you can stop saying today and you'll sound more relevant tomorrow.
If you can think of more, I'd love to hear them. Comment below and tell me the out dated words and phrases that you still hear on the radio.
Posted by John Paul