I did a podcast with Cameron Reilly on the Productivity Show on Friday. We did it at a cafe in Melbourne, so the sound is probably really crap, and I will not be surprised if he doesn’t even put the Podcast up. But here are some things I learnt about doing the podcast.
- My motivation was not self promotion (as Cameron will probably say in the podcast) but it was from another podcast that I was listening to the other day where Cameron said he had an “obligation to share his knowledge” or something like that. It just inspired me so much, as I too feel that, since I know lots of stuff about Microsoft stuff and productivity, I too have an obligation to share my knowledge. – So I need to do some more blogging on Excel
- I was prepared, had 4 pages of notes in my small notebook but I was very nervous and all the preparation went out the window. It is very intimidating sitting at a cafe on a sidewalk on a busy street with a huge microphone in your hand whilst trying to eat lunch, drink coffee AND sound intelligent and entertaining – hats off to you Cameron, you are a bloody legend!
- I talked about crap and did not leave time for the main thing I wanted to talk about which was my Excel tips, so I will have to make up for that by blogging about that here. I talked too much about myself, and no one is interested in that.
- I forgot to attribute!!!! Bad internet faux pas!!! I had it in my notes to attribute that I found the David Seah excellent Emergent Task Tracker by reading the blog of GTDWannabe – an excellent Blog – but in my nervousness I forgot, so I apologise.
- Podcasting is very different to lecturing and speaking – Podcasting is a conversation, so it is very different to what I am more familiar with and feel way more at ease with. I can stand up in front of a group of people and talk about a topic for hours and feel confident and capable, but in the more intimate setting of a recorded conversation, I was crap. I think I need to stick with what I know.
Well, I hope this podcasting thing is out of my system now, but my passion for sharing my knowledge is not, so I will continue to share my knowledge in writing – not podcasting. But after all is said and done, I had a blast doing it, and it was worth doing, just to experience it. So my advice to you is shout Cameron a lunch (or buy some TPN advertising on Ebay) and get yourself on a Podcast, because you just might be a great podcaster but don’t yet know it.