Hello my Creative Friend!
I wanted to share about my first time being a podcast guest. It couldn't have been with anyone nicer than Margo on her Windowsill Chats Podcast.
Meeting with Margo Tantau was a really lovely, natural exchange. That was my feeling afterward. I thought, oh, Iâd like to talk more with her; she has such rich experiences that Iâm not hearing about. But, letâs be real, thatâs not how I went into it.
Doing her podcast was a first time for me, and like most first times, thereâs uncertainty. In the beginning of our visit, I was a little awkward, which was way better than when I did the HGTV Rate My Space spot, and I was a lot awkward. As we went along, I eased into the newness, in no small part because Margo has one hundred and thirty-four previously lead conversations behind her. So sheâs a pro and works getting people to be who they really are.
In preparation for Margoâs podcast, Windowsill Chats, I did some research on how to be a podcast guest, which was really helpful because you donât know what you donât know. I learned about silencing my phone, controlling room noise, knowing what the podcast interviewer's goals are, and much more. So, I made a little diagram to put ME + MARGO + LISTENERS all together. It was really helpful to see where we merged together most and the focus should be.
Margo also sent some other information to prep me as well. It was mostly questions and directions to consider. So, I created a Doodle Note road map of my creative journey. This helped me collect my own thoughts on what my journey has really been. It was really helpful to me and so I sent both to Margo, thinking they might be helpful to her.
It was great meeting Margo and it felt like it was just her and I having a conversation. But, now with hundreds of people sitting in with us. Go have a listen to our Windowsill Chat #135 Shannon Christensen Reinventing Herself as a Creative, Channeling Her Grief, and Finding the Strength to Live up to Her Potential.