Recently I was working with someone whose job required him to make an impression on almost everyone he met. That was his mantra. When he met people he wasn’t just hoping they’d listen to what he had to say, his aim was to make sure they’d remember him once he’d gone on somewhere else.
It’s a question that works well for content and talent too. How would the audience feel if Popmaster no longer appeared on Radio 2? What kind of space have David Letterman and Jon Stewart left in exiting their TV shows?
I was reminded of the question when I heard a story from Glenn Pinder. Glenn presented the Magic 828 Breakfast Show before moving on about a year ago. This week he had word from the son of one of his regular listeners and callers. The son informed Glenn that his father had passed away and his mum thought it was only right that Glenn was told.
Glenn had certainly left some memorable space in the room. How many others are doing the same?