Office Hours - How to Be a Guest on a Podcast - Issue #316

Public speaking without the stress of video

A new month and a new theme! October is all about podcasting. One of my favorite months, and one of my favorite things to do.

Being a guest on a podcast is a great way to get your voice out in the world, practice your public speaking, and get noticed. Whatever your goals are, building your professional brand and improving your visibility will help.

Speaking on a show can help you establish yourself as an expert. I also find that podcasting is less stressful than speaking on stage or presenting using video chat.

Another benefit of podcasting is having your notes handy to remind you of your talking points. That’s challenging to do on video.

However, I don’t recommend that you write out your entire script, sentence by sentence. It is too tempting to read it directly, and you’ll sound unnatural.

Everyone will notice that you’re reading something. Trust me. We had a script for the first episode of one of my other podcasts, and it sounded forced and strange. Not…

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