Don’t be demoralized reading this. Move forward with your eyes open not just to the world around you, but your own actions and decisions. And if you think, “Hey, maybe an expert opinion on this matter might help me out,” go out and hire a cultural consultant and talk to them. They’re storytellers, too, and you never know what the next story might bring.
In this process of creation, of capturing my own voice, I slowly began to not only refine and transform myself but evolve into the woman that I am now. Podcasting became the tool I needed to draw out more from myself, and in doing so, facilitated a profession in podcasting as well as a personal mode of succession that my girls will be able to immerse themselves into -- and get to know their mother in her own voice, in conversation.
A recently published piece in The New York Times entitled "Have We Hit Peak Podcast?" has been quite the topic of conversation, garnering some mixed reactions. The subtitle removes all doubt as to the editorial angle: "If past experience (cough, blogs) is any indication, a shakeout is nigh." No matter how one fits into the podcasting ecosystem, we can all see that the sheer number of shows has become overwhelming. However, not all podcasters get into it for money, fame, or to become an "influencer." Discounting the creative joy of podcasting is a mistake.
Felix, a leader in the podcasting community, runs a podcast network called AudioDice, and has spoken at Podcast Movement. One of his major achievements has been starting the annual Latin Podcast Awards, an event that celebrates multilingual creators from all over the world. In anticipation of the 3rd annual Awards, and to kick off our newsletter, we’re setting the spotlight on Felix’s journey to podcast success.
By now being vulnerable and sharing your story are catchphrases that we've all heard. But have you ever heard someone's story and realize you bored, you don't relate, or you just don't care? Their story is probably really really REALLY awesome, but they are just telling it wrong.