I've toyed with launching a podcast for many years, I'd get moments of inspiration and maybe think about some names for the podcast and of course my favorite was to go and buy equipment because I felt like that would help me progress to actually publishing something. Year after year went by and I still didn't have a platform that I could call my own so when I saw The Podcasting Workshop I knew if I put the work in, this was finally my chance to create a voice for myself. The workshop process is well thought out and walks you through the step by step process of setting up the foundational elements of your podcast and then guides you finally publishing the work that has been put off for far too long. When I started, I didn't have a name, didn't have a topic and couldn't even begin to imagine reaching out to people inviting them on the show. Now, before the end of the workshop, I have 12 episodes with high caliber people in the editing room and we have a queue of others waiting to be recorded. I couldn't be any happier with my decision to join.
I went from, "Is making a podcast in the realm of possibility?" to "Wow! with this type of support and encouragement, I think I can do it and really learn what it takes to make a podcast". The experience has been a mixture of learning the technical skills and also learning how attitude and generous support from Seth's team can make the biggest difference.
Thanks to all who were part of The Podcasting Workshop. It was an extraordinary journey to be part of this workshop. In an environment with generous coaches and all other students, I didn't only learn, but also did the execution of the work. Shipping the work became part of every single assignment, which I did with lots of energy. I haven't only learned about podcasting, I have evolved other skills such as giving feedback, listening to others, and most importantly, showing up!
The Podcasting Workshop should be renamed to The Anti-procastination Workshop. Before I enrolled to the POD I'd been planning to create my podcast for about two years. At the end of the workshop, just 35 days after, I launched a podcast that I'm proud of. The magic formula is the combination of the inspiring lessons, the incredible coaches, Alexandra DiPalma and Seth Godin's invaluable insights and specially, the generous support of the fellow colleagues from all over the world that share with you an incredible journey. I would recommend POD to all procastinators and perfectionists out there.
I'd been warming up to do a podcast for over a year, but wasn't getting any closer to launching something real into the world. The Podcasting Workshop is concentrated rocket fuel in the form of daily actions and focused exercises combined with seriously helpful, friendly, provocative feedback from your comrades in arms that leads to AN ACTUAL LIVE PODCAST. On the final day of the 7 week program, I went live, and now have all the skills and inspiration I need to keep creating new episodes, along with guests and subject ideas lined up and ready to roll. Thanks Alex, Seth, the support team and my cohort for helping me get it shipped!
What a journey of discovery this was. Not only about what podcasting is, including the tools and methods, but about the meaning of being a podcaster. In a noisy world, this is an introspective and empowering journey to find our own voice and tell stories that move people.