This year I committed myself to podcasting and blogging about something I'm fascinated about, Hackathons.
Here are 3 things I learned:
Many talk about listening being a skill, very few really put it into practice. While editing I'd catch when I was clearly not listening to my guest or simply waiting to talk. Over time that improved. I think it requires a significant amount of effort more to listen to both what the guest is saying and what they are not saying but attempting to articulate.
I have connected with some people that I thought would be impossible to reach. Many are, but not everybody. Outreach is a numbers game a bit like outreach for our side projects. Many people have available space in their calendar to give back and share their story.
Initially, I didn't think a lot about how I told stories or what stories I wanted to tell. I learned quickly that was a mistake. A podcast is a great opportunity to tell a story but you have to craft the conversation in a way that does justice to the message or theme both during the conversation and the edits. My podcast forced me to think a lot about the types of stories I want to tell and how to find my unique voice.
What are your thoughts? What are some things you've learned from podcasting?