"The most valuable lesson I’ve learned as a journalist is that everybody is interesting if you ask the right questions. If someone is dull or uninteresting, it’s on you” - Kate Murphy
In my 2 year podcast anniversary episode, as a way to share my new, Conversations About Podcasting, I put out a call to send any top of mind podcasting questions you might have my way. And guess what? You responded! A podcasters dream come true. 🤩
I’m excited to share my thoughts on a question that was sent in by Jamie, an incredible supporter of my show who will soon be a guest herself! Jamie sent in several great questions that I couldn’t wait to dive into, so for this minicast I featured her first question about advice for being a guest on a podcast.
To put a bow around my answer, be yourself! Sometimes, the thought of being a guest on someone's platform can feel a bit intimidating as the focus and attention is all on you; and for us introverted extroverts, that may cause some of us to hit the mute button and back away slowly. But before you offer a polite "thank you, no thank you" remember this....you were asked to be a guest because of your story, expertise, journey or all of the above. Enjoy the moment and embrace the opportunity to share your knowledge or experiences with those who
may will find incredible value in your story. 💯
I enjoy every conversation I have with my guests, and I try hard to ensure their story and messaging stays true to who they are; I believe most hosts feel the same way and will want the best experience for you too, so trust in them as they guide you through the conversation. 🤝
I truly want to thank Jamie for her submission as it was a perfect introduction to this new series! I continue answering the rest of Jamie's questions in my next blog post. Spoiler alert....equipment and tech talk. 🎙🙀