PE053: What has podcasting done for you lately?


Just to have any amount of validation and that well received-ness, that makes you try the next thing with a little less fear that I think it’s really cool and wonderful.

Karolyn Blake

Twenty (or so) minutes. Seven guests. One question:

What has podcasting done for you? 

I asked because there are many conversations about what we get from listening to podcasts. But what are the benefits of creating a podcast? Sitting on this side of the mic and talking to our virtual audience? 

In answering, my guests and I shared lots of laughs, served up dozens of great quotes, and unanimously agreed on a single truth: What you get out of podcasting is greater than what you put in to it. 

Don’t believe me? Well, I’ve got back up.

Read on for more…

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“Right now, I cannot imagine NOT being a part of this community!”

Molly Southgate

Molly Southgate says it’s all about community. As the youngest member of Southgate Media Group, she’s logged more than 500 episode appearances on shows ranging from TV fancasts to her own book-centric series Read Between the Lines. Never mind that she’s only twelve.

For her, podcasting is a family affair and a connection to people who share her self-described fan-geek interests. Her mother Martha credits podcasting with creating opportunities for personal growth. Like Molly, community engagement, sits at the top of Martha’s list. Case and point? Discussions on Southgate’s popular Orange is the New Black fancast have been known get comically inaccurate yet listeners return again and again because Martha and husband Rob are genuinely having fun with the show.

Ansel Burch & Karolyn Blake, two members of the Starlight Radio Dreams team, say that podcasting’s greatest reward is being able to tell the stories they want to tell in the way they want to tell them without having to go through media bosses who make arbitrary decisions about content.

They are the writers, the actors, the producers.

They have complete control over their end product; the good, the bad, and the laughably unfunny. 

Icky Lousy Junky Life Showdown is a podcast for anyone who’s ever made a bad life choice.  Angela DeMarco started the show as a way to drive clients to her health and life coaching business. What she and co-host Jamie Black have built is a community of listeners who’ve all gone through similar situations and feel less lonely as they go through the process of living, laughing, and recovering together, virtually. 

But wait! The conversation doesn’t end there. Want some roundtable advice on starting your own podcast? Listen in.

Maybe you’ll be the person to finally bring to life that frog reproduction* podcast Rob Southgate and the world have been waiting for. 

*Probably a thing; we don’t know. If it’s your thing, why aren’t you podcasting about it?!

Even if you’re like, ‘I have no idea what I want to do, but I know I can talk,’ do it because it’s a wonderful thing. It’s a way to communicate your ideas like no other… Just go for it. Walk off the cliff. It’s really not as scary as you think.

Rob Southgate

This episode was recorded live at the 2019 Southgate Media Group Podcast Marathon and features insight and advice from:

Angela DeMarco & Jamie Black of Icky Lousy Junky Life Showdown

Ansel Burch & Karolyn Blake of Starlight Radio Dreams and Gateways

Molly, Martha & Rob Southgate of Southgate Media Group

Resources, Podcasts & Episodes Mentioned

FREE Launch Your Podcast in 2020 class with YOUR PODCAST BOSS (me) @ Next Door Chicago

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

Otherworld Theatre

Celtica (part of the Starlight Radio Dreams series)

New Media Lab with Rob Southgate

The Creative Impulse (coming soon)

Disturbed: The American Horror Story Podcast

Blue Box Cafe

Connect with me

  1. FREE Launch Your Podcast Class @ Next Door Chicago – December 14, 2019 – https://www.nextdoorchicago.com/
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CI086: Speak about the hard things, LIVE with Monica Rivera


Chronic loneliness is a worldwide epidemic. That’s the primary message that I’m trying to deliver in the talk.

~Monica Rivera, on “The Flipside of Loneliness”

Do not be fooled by the length of this show! Brilliant things come in small packages or, in this case, short episodes. In fact, it’s perfect timing especially if you’re considering doing something crazy-brave. Like give a TEDx talk. 

Her insights are about more than just what’s going through one’s head as they take the TEDx stage. But it’s a great place to begin our chat.

At 18 minutes or less, single-topic TEDx Talks are brief — unless you’re the one doing the talking, that is. Then it feels like you’ve signed on for 18 hours.

Think about it. Can you maintain your composure (not to mention your train of thought) long enough to engage with an audience in a meaningful, one-sided conversation? Shakespeare’s longest soliloquies clock in at considerably less time!

Oh, and by the way, your talk will be filmed, published on YouTube, and archived. ForEVER.

Those are the general guidelines to which my guest Monica Rivera agreed when she set out on an 18 month odyssey to tick the give a TEDx talk box on her bucket list.

Make no mistake, as with some of Shakespeare’s best, a TEDx presentation must be a carefully prepared presentation focused on the power of an idea to change lives and ultimately, the world (from the TEDx submissions page).

No pressure. 

Read on for more…


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Next up in the group! November 18th we are chatting with Charlotte Eléa about her new book To Be Worthy.


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Sounds like an absolute white knuckle ride from application to stage, right? Oh, and by the way, did I mention that Monica got up in front of a roomful of (mostly) strangers to talk about her experiences with bone-deep loneliness? 

And yet… when you hear her explain the why and the how of her TEDx Talk, you’re listening to someone who had total conviction in her message (remember that power of ideas to change lives and the world stuff?) — despite being a novice.

One of my favorite quotes from Monica is humble yourself to know that what you don’t know is really important.

She’s speaking of the entire experience, that white knuckle ride from application to stage. And we’re all going to have to humble ourselves to things we just don’t know. What we learn about life in the process – about loneliness, about grief, about stepping outside our comfort zones – just might make an excellent TEDx topic.

Want to watch Monica’s TEDx Talk? Yes, you do!

Check it out on YouTube or listen on episode 109 of Monica’s podcast YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!

~Andrea

It’s about being patient with yourself because if you try to springboard yourself into a place you’re not ready to be, you will inevitably come right back.

~Monica Rivera

Resources & Links

CONNECT WITH Monica

YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!

On Facebook

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DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

TEDx

Vanessa Stevens

Rob Biesenbach on The Creative Impostor

The Creative Impostor Episode 070 with Monica Rivera

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PE052: Tarot Card Podcast Plan


“So how do you find the fortitude to keep going?
And when you come to a fork in the road, how do you know which path to take? A tarot card spread may be just the thing to help guide you,”

Andrea Klunder

Happy Halloween — one of my favorite times of year!

You may be thinking, what do tarot cards have to do with Halloween? And more importantly, what do they have to do with podcasting?

One of my favorite childhood Halloween costumes was that of fortune teller — I’ve always been fascinated by the possibility of one being able to see the future or at least be able to see things that most people cannot.

Of course, tarot cards may not actually be about telling the future, but I do like to use the cards as a tool for contemplation — to help me see what I otherwise might not have about a certain situation.

So at some point I had the idea to do this in relation to my podcast, because sometimes, and if you’ve been doing this podcasting thing a while, I think you might agree podcasting can get lonely.

So how do you find the fortitude to keep going?

And when you come to a fork in the road, how do you know which path to take?

A tarot card spread may be just the thing to help guide you, and I did just that for this show.

Want to hear what I pulled? What it means for YOU? And how to get your own reading for YOUR podcast?

Read on for more…

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“That’s how reading works — We’re taking the images, the words, the meaning, the symbolism. Behind the cards. We’re checking in with our own intuition, what we feel arising, what comes to mind, and then we’re creating a story. And that story is what gives a message for how we move forward.”

Andrea Klunder

My reading for Podcast Envy

Card #1 = Justice (representing me, the podcaster)

Card #2 = 3 of Swords (representing you, the podcast listener)

Card #3 = The Hermit (representing our relationship, the value we create together)

What does it mean?

Justice — the yin & yang. My role as a mentor and a guide for you is to be someone who sees the complete picture, who sees how questions, sticky points, challenges, and conflicting ideas can relate to each other — to hold the duality of all of the possible things in one whole. To have the capacity to consider things from all angles, weigh the possibilities, and then see how everything is interconnected.

The three of swords, which represents you, the podcast envy listener, and community member is about whatever is tangling you up, whatever is binding you, whatever is preventing that swift clear communication you desire in your show.

There’s something that stuck and together we are going to look internally. We are going to pause to take a moment of self-reflection to gather that internal wisdom to create the light that then illuminates the way free from whatever is bound up, whatever is entangled, whatever is not clear — to come back to that complete circle — that contains all the possibilities and ultimately gives rise to the meaning, the message, the purpose, the passion behind what it is we’re creating.

Do your own reading

Get the full instructions from me here to do your own Tarot Card Podcast Reading, either with a physical deck or the free Golden Thread Tarot app.

Get a reading from me!

If you’re like, “Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, this is way over my head! It’s way too complex, but I find it super fascinating…”

You can get a reading from me.

I can either pull the cards for you or you can send me the cards that you pulled for yourself and we can talk about it once you become a member of the Podcast Envy Craft & Culture community over on Patreon. Again, you can join at the $5 a month level or the $29 a month level, and I will reach out to you to schedule your complimentary reading as my gift for helping get this community started.


Resources, Podcasts & Episodes Mentioned

Off the Beaten Podcast – new community member podcast from Dion McGill

Power Your Story – gun violence episodes – featuring Dion McGill with my my high school podcasting students

Homespun Haints – recommended podcast with Becky Kilimnik and Diana Doty

Morla from The Never-ending Story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj7mbpUhXz0

The Creative Impostor episode 085 with Charlotte Elea

To Be Worthy – new book by Charlotte

The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans

The Golden Thread Tarot app (and deck)

Connect with me

  1. Join my Craft & Culture BTS community on Patreon.com and send me your burning podcast questions to answer on the exclusive behind-the-scenes podcast.
  2. Send me an email with a voice memo or .mp3 with your biggest podcasting questions!
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CI085: Devote yourself to the spark within you with Charlotte Eléa


I think a lot of entrepreneurs, we get stuck in this place of ‘my business is me’ and when your business is you, oh my gosh! It comes with all your insecurities, all your ego… and you can just get stuck in so much. But when your business isn’t you anymore and, instead, it’s about the thing that you’re putting out into the world, then that thing starts directing your actions and all you have to do is be passionate and devoted to it.”

~Charlotte Eléa

Charlotte Eléa’s voice has changed. No, not in that Peter-Brady-hits-puberty kind of way (look it up). Since we last spoke waaaay back on episode 34, the intuitive guide has shifted her attention from dream interpretation (utilizing the tarot deck for analysis) to helping women achieve their big, beautiful breakthrough moments.

Maybe changed isn’t accurate. She’s still a guide and healer. But pivot seems too cubicle-bound and corporate a word to use in her presence.

How do I effectively communicate her belief that we’re all worthy of being heard, healed, and transformed? 

Thankfully, I can leave that up to Charlotte herself. 

With the rebranding of her business and the writing of her first book To Be Worthy, she says she’s answered a calling to serve in a way that’s more integrated but no less authentic than her previous project. Instead of tarot, however, now she’s using her own experiences to lift and enlighten. 

Read on for more…


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Help me craft episode 100 by celebrating you. Share YOUR EXPERIENCE being a listener of The Creative Impostor.

Choose a prompt from this list of interview episode titles!

Then write or record a voice memo on your phone (or fancy recording software) story (2-5min) about what that prompt (or episode) means for you — something that happened, something you learned, a challenge, a win…

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Writing the book, To Be Worthy, which was funded with support from an IndieGoGo campaign, was a new experience for her, one that came with its own emotional impact. We talk about managing its creation and how she balanced the other aspects of her professional and private life during the process.

(spoiler alert: it’s challenging!)

That lead to a question from a Creative Imposter community member who wanted to know how Charlotte went from starting her business to thriving in the spiritual development space,

(hint: passion + devotion = flow)

There’s some much gratitude for the journey in Charlotte’s voice and I guess that hasn’t changed since the last time I interviewed her. She’s just as authentic in spirit and purpose now as she was in episode 34.

Instead, I’ll say that Charlotte Eléa’s voice has emerged — from a place of her own struggles with unworthiness.

It’s informed — by the lessons she learned while nurturing Dream Intuition.

It’s adapted — to new methods of sharing her message.

It’s evolved — to become a powerful tool, both in print and online.

And it’s a joy to catch up with her to find out how she’s using her voice these days.

~Andrea

I’ve discovered that the most powerful way for me to use my voice is in sharing my story and sharing my breakthrough. There’s something so powerful about inspiration, having your own experiences inspire others

~Charlotte Eléa

Resources & Links

CONNECT WITH CHARLOTTE:

To Be Worthy Book

Charlotte will be LIVE in The Creative Impostor FB Group for our Online Media Club 11/18 @ 1pm CST. Join the group & send your questions!

Website http://www.bigbeautifulbreakthrough.com/

On Facebook

On Instagram

On YouTube

On Patreon

DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

Podcast Envy Episode 051 with Andrea Fellows Walters & Brandon Neal from Key Change: Creating Opera for All Voices

The Creative Impostor Episode 034 with Charlotte Elea

The Creative Impostor Episode 070 with Monica Rivera

IndieGogo

KickStarter

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  3. Join the Online Media Club in The Creative Impostor Facebook Group. Monica Rivera of You Wanna Do What?! podcast will be with us 10/28 @ 2pm CST answering questions about her TEDx Talk “The Flipside of Loneliness.”

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PE051: Podcasting for Opera Companies with Andrea Fellows Walters & Brandon Neal of Key Change


“Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons because it is a time commitment. It is not something if you’re looking for some bit of fame or anything… because it’s really not worth it. But if you have something to say and you have a perspective that you want to share, that you think is important, whether you think people are going to listen to you or not, have faith in yourself and trust that your voice is important.”

Brandon Neal, Key Change

Andrea Fellows Walters and Brandon Neal, co-hosts* and co-creators of Key Change, a podcast from Santa Fe Opera, are two of my favorite people to work with. They’re as funny and engaging as you’d expect. Now that I think about it, you probably weren’t expecting that from opera podcasters… 

Before you say you are NOT an opera company, don’t tune out… this episode is not about opera per se. It’s about how an opera podcast found its voice. There are, at the very least, two takeaways in it for YOU…

Read on for more…

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“I think it’s like improv. You’ve given us prompts and we play and it’s a lot of “yes, and…” in terms of our conversation.”

Andrea Fellows Walters, Key Change

Takeaway #1

If you’re thinking about building a podcast for your organization, brand, or community, Key Change offers a brilliant example of how to craft and maintain a compelling voice within the confines of and in step with a larger institution.

Takeaway #2

If you’re considering working with a producer or you have no idea what a producer does (and, therefore, unclear as to why you’d need one), Andrea and Brandon detail the client-side of this relationship and discuss ways in which the collaboration made their show better.

Bonus Takeaway #3

There’s a RuPaul reference. In an opera/not opera podcast. 

A little background. Key Change was created to tell the myriad stories behind Opera For All Voices (OFAV), an initiative devoted to new works co-commissioned and co-produced by the consortium of North American opera companies. I was hired by Andrea and Brandon to produce the show.

Since our first meeting a couple of years ago, we’ve interviewed dozens of people, gone through hundreds of Post-Its, and successfully completed two multi-episode seasons.  

Back to my two-plus reasons for why you should listen to this episode:

#1: As with Santa Fe Opera, your brand or org probably has an established voice. If you’re tapped to create a podcast, you’re advancing that brand or org’s mission — not promoting your own agenda. Simply being a company booster or marketer doesn’t attract or hold an audience for long. But the confines imposed by your board or outreach team aren’t necessarily a hindrance to your podcast’s appeal. As Andrea and Brandon tell it, they discovered a lot of room for personal creativity and building constructive tension within their organization’s boundaries thanks, in part, to #2.

#2: Collecting the material is easy. Interviews. Music. Fun sound effects. Now what? A producer’s keen ear and high-level vantage point works in much the same way that an author’s editor does, helping to develop or refine a show’s voice. Unlike a print editor, however, a producer might also assist with low-level tasks. The rules of collaboration are unique to the project. For the Key Change team, we worked in different cities on our individual aspects of the show.

Bonus #3: Did I mention the RuPaul reference? Words to live and podcast by!

So how’d I do as a producer? Andrea and Brandon give me an on-air eval.

*As of this episode of Podcast Envy, Brandon Neal has left Santa Fe Opera to pursue a new role at The Juilliard School in New York. We are so proud and will miss him so much!


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Resources, Podcasts & Episodes Mentioned

Learn more about Opera for All Voices from the Santa Fe Opera

Specific Episodes of Key Change:

Season 1 episode 1 – musical themes and choices

Season 1 interview with former general director of the Santa Fe Opera, Charles MacKay

Season 2 interview with stage director & librettist Peter Sellars

Season 2 episodes on Equity, diversity & inclusion in opera: episode 0202, 0203, and 0208

Also mentioned in this episode:

Rene Orth – theme music composer

Kabby Kabakoff – audio engineer

Podcastmusic.com – our #1 music source!

Peter Sellars – stage director, librettist extraordinaireCharles MacKay – former general director of the Santa Fe Opera

Connect with me

  1. Join my Craft & Culture BTS community on Patreon.com and send me your burning podcast questions to answer on the exclusive behind-the-scenes podcast.
  2. Send me an email with a voice memo or .mp3 with your biggest podcasting questions!
  3. Join my Facebook Community where we create social support for content creators with inspiring prompts, opportunities for you to share your work, and more.

My favorite hashtags #thecreativeimpostor #podcastenvy #podcastboss

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Facebook Page @andreaklunder.creative
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CI084: Burn it — over and over and over again with Clara Harris


Take a deep breath (it’s going to be okay), and go for it because the other option is to not do it and going back to that physical sensation that you get in your body when you think about… not getting your voice out there… how does that feel physically?… Usually, that gut instinct is going to let you know.

~Clara Harris

Head over to Clara Harris’ website and, right away, you’ll notice one thing: this self-described creative entrepreneur has run out of room to describe herself. Seriously, the navigation bar atop her site is filled to bursting:

Actor. Acting Teacher. Yogi. Photographer. Writer. Producer.

And that’s only part of her story! Mother, avid cook, podcaster…  I know Clara as a fellow speaker at ShePodcasts Live in Atlanta where we both appear in the session entitled Fall In Love With Your Own Voice. 

When the topic of conversation is voice, chances are you’ll wind up talking about much more than modulation, posture, and breathwork — although Clara and I do touch on all those elements in this episode.

Spoiler alert: if you’re breathing right now, there’s a good chance you’re doing it wrong.

More on that below…


Help me craft episode 100, get your voice in it! 

Share YOUR EXPERIENCE being a listener of The Creative Impostor. This will help me create episode 100!!!!

You can write it or record a voice memo on your phone (or fancy recording software). Email me: andrea [at] thecreativeimpostor.com

Here is the list of interview episode titles — choose one as your prompt!


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SHE PODCASTS LIVE SESSIONS

Fall in Love With Your Own Voice

Friday 10/11/19 @ 11am – Stitcher Room

Creativity & Dreams: A Self-Discovery Workshop for Goal-Setting

Sunday 10/13/19 @ noon – PRX Room

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Back to Clara’s diversified career/s. When asked how she introduces herself professionally, her explanation was surprisingly straightforward and much appreciated for anyone (including me) who struggles with the ‘so, what do you do for a living?’ question.

Still, even with her brilliant technique, there are times when she questions her abilities. She shares a few tips for overcoming imposter anxiety like taking that deep breath and just showing up to give voice to your individual experiences.

Whether you prefer pep-talk or tough love, Clara serves both in equal measure in an effort to encourage everyone to do the thing — whatever that thing might be.

So, back to breathwork.

Unless you’re a professionally trained actor / podcaster / yogi, you’ve probably picked up some bad habits since you took your very first breath.

Why does it matter?

Even if you aren’t an actor / podcaster / yogi, breathing affects your voice, both literally and figuratively. Clara walks us through a few of the breathing practices she teaches her coaching clients. She also gives us a pep talk for getting over ourselves because everyone cringes the first (or thousandth) time they hear their voice played back (including me).

So, sit up straight, take a deep breath, and listen in. 

~Andrea

You’re the only person in the universe who has ever and will ever have the experiences and thoughts that you have. And, so, if you don’t share them with the world, then those thoughts and experiences and what we can learn from that will not ever be shared. So, know that what you have to offer is valuable because simply you are and you have these thoughts and experiences and it will be valuable to your people.

~Clara Harris

Resources & Links

WHERE TO FIND CLARA HARRIS:

Website

Instagram

YouTube

Podcasts: Yoga with Clara and Swamp Witch Studio

DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Second City

Elsie Escobar

Jessica Kupferman

More Hip Than Hippie

A Prairie Home Companion

The Lone Ranger 

The Artist’s Way

War of Art

Entertainer’s Secret spray

Mark Ruffalo (!)

TedTalks

Connect with me!

  1. Share YOUR EXPERIENCE being a listener of The Creative Impostor. This will help me create episode 100!!!! You can write it or record a voice memo on your phone (or fancy recording software). Email me at andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com.

    Here is the list of episode titles — choose one as your prompt
  2. Join The Creative Impostor Facebook CommunityWe create social support for content creators with inspiring prompts, opportunities for you to share your work and more.

My favorite hashtags #thecreativeimpostor #creativewomen #podcastenvy

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CI083: Rehearse! Live and breathe your presentation with Rob Biesenbach


So, all these things I learned from acting: rehearsing, relentlessly planning, thinking of your audience, inhabiting the character, bringing energy to the room… Those are all critical.

~Rob Biesenbach

Quick! How do you introduce yourself (your business, your big idea, your creative project) to the world? 

Cue the impostor! If you’ve just broken into a cold sweat, I understand. This is one of those questions that can trigger even the most accomplished person, causing them to retreat behind ineffectual language and timid gestures.

Why is it difficult for some to claim their voice?

Probably because voice is more than just the noises we make. Voice is emotion and content; it’s the literal and the figurative.  Rob Biesenbach has worked voice from every angle. As an actor, a corporate trainer, a speaker, and an author, he’s crafted strategies that help people communicate and connect. 

I imagine some of you asking, “But Andrea, I’m a tax attorney (or a dog walker or a digital illustrator, or a…). What do I need to know about voice other than when to turn it up or how to dial it down?”

Well, that takes us back to the question up top…

Read on for more…


How do you feel about your own voice? 

Is it a tool that you feel like you have command over? Is it something that feels vulnerable? Do you enjoy speaking or presenting? Does it make you feel nervous? Do you never really think about your voice? It’s just a thing that comes out of you when you need to use it?

What questions do you have about voice? Would you like to learn about ways that you can become more comfortable or more skillful with using your voice?

Email me your thoughts, questions, fears, desires around voice: Andrea [at] thecreativeimposter.com. 

This can be written out in text or you can record a voice memo on your phone or fancy microphone and send me the recording I can play on the show.


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Join me for She Podcasts Live in October

Do you feel like you want to get some more podcasting insight tools resources information connections from the female perspective? She Podcasts Live is the conference for you!

Atlanta, Georgia, October 11 through 13, 2019

I will be co-facilitating a workshop on how to use YOUR VOICE. I’d love to see you there — get your ticket.*

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You may never give a TedTalk (although I hope you do!) or be invited on a podcast (although I hope you are!).

At some point, however, everyone’s in the business of communication.

Whether you’re delivering your message to one customer or one thousand conventioneers, you’re the PR firm of your life and career. Having an answer you can rely on to the question of who you are and what you do keeps those cold sweats at bay. 

Rob’s approach to voice work is pragmatic. He advocates practice and preparedness. His exercises aren’t overly complicated. A few moments of physical assessment is usually all it takes to refocus our energy. And his rationale for self-evaluation is simple: when we know our strengths from our weaknesses, we can be unapologetic about both. 

That’s how you use your voice to introduce yourself (your business, your big idea, your creative project) to the world!*

*not-so-coincidentally, that’s also how you banish the impostor.

~Andrea

I think one of the most important things in our professional and personal development is getting to a place in your life where you know your strengths and you know your weaknesses so you’re not apologetic about either.

~Rob Biesenbach

Resources & Links

WHERE TO FIND ROB BIESENBACH

Website

LinkedIn

Twitter

YouTube

DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Second City

TedTalks

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PE050: Producing Live Podcasting Events with Martha & Rob Southgate


“I said I would never do a live event… doing it live — I would never do another podcast at home in my jammies if I didn’t have to. THIS is everything! I love the give and take. I love seeing people’s reactions. There’s nothing to me that compares to having that interaction.”

Martha Southgate, Southgate Media Group

Question: What happens at a live podcasting event? 

1) You experience performing your show in front of an audience.
2) You make connections with other podcasters.
3) You meet existing fans and make new ones.
4) You learn something new about your show or your audience.
5) You have FUN!
6) You make money… maybe.

Martha and Rob Southgate are the co-founders of Southgate Media Group, which started with a vision to make podcasts that are interesting, entertaining and informative for the whole family.

About 5 years ago, they branched out into doing live events, podcast marathons, and Rob is even publishing a book!

In this highly entertaining interview, recorded LIVE of course at the first ever Women in Podcasting Festival in Chicago 2018, Martha and Rob shared with us about their passion for what they do, where the insights come from (Rob likes to take looong walks to encourage his inner voice to chime in), and how to tackle the business side of podcasting (and no, it’s not about getting sponsors for your show…)

Read on for more…

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Podcast Angel: She Podcasts Live!

No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, community — like real flesh and blood community — is vital to your survival and success! And it’s not easy to come by. This conference will be a catalyst for you for that. Learn more about the event here.*

I’m co-facilitating a Voice Training workshop Friday: Fall in Love With Your Own Voice.

*This is an affiliate link so if you end up purchasing a ticket, I will get a lovely commission from the lovely ladies of She Podcasts. Thank you!!! 

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“I have to think about the business part of it. One of the big questions people ask is: How do you make money in podcasting? The answer is: You don’t.”

Rob Southgate, Southgate Media Group

So how DO you make a business out of your podcast?

Rob says it’s not about the show itself, it’s about everything around the show — community, merch, events, etc.

Personally, I think the community building is where it’s at. Podcasting is about people, connections, interactions — and as Martha reminds us, that’s not as easy to remember if you’re just sitting alone at home or in your office recording and editing content week after week.

So how will YOU get out there with your show and build your community?

Resources, Podcasts & Episodes Mentioned

Join us for SMG Podcast Marathon 5!

Saturday 9/28 @ Blue Box Cafe, Elgin, ILDetails & tickets here.

NOT IN ILLINOIS? CAN’T MAKE IT? NO PROBLEM!

Stream live on Facebook! @southgatemediagroup – Podcast Envy is slotted for 12:30-1:00pm CST


Southgate Media Group

Stay updated on Facebook…

Women in Podcasting Festival

Chicago Podcasters Unite

Connect with Rob & Martha

Email: southgatemediagroup@gmail.com

Twitter @SMGPods and @RSouthgate

Connect with me

  1. Join my Craft & Culture BTS community on Patreon.com and send me your burning podcast questions to answer on the exclusive behind-the-scenes podcast.
  2. Send me an email with a voice memo or .mp3 and let me know what you’re most looking forward to at She Podcasts Live October 2019. 
  3. Join my Facebook Community where we create social support for content creators with inspiring prompts, opportunities for you to share your work, and more.

My favorite hashtags #thecreativeimpostor #podcastenvy #podcastboss

Email or Voice (send me a question to answer on the show!)
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PE049: Nonprofit Podcasting with Stacy Massey from IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship


“So this is just my advice for anyone who winds up with the exciting prospect of adding a podcast to whatever mix you’re already doing at work. It’s a good idea to be sort of protective of your time and not overcommit because then you’ll wind up doing poorly at your job and at the podcasting.”

Stacy Massey from How’s Business? by the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Question: What do podcasting, non-profit work, and local entrepreneurship have in common? 

Pick One:

a) They exist despite time & budget constraints
b) They require mad organizational skills & scrappiness
c) They’re fulfilling endeavors, not get-rich-quick schemes
d) All of the above

Answer: Yeah, it’s all of the above. 

Stacy Massey, formerly of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship (aka IJ Clinic), joined me in the Podcast Envy studio (live! exciting!) for a dive into the d) end.

Our all of the above conversation is packed with tips from Stacy and lessons she learned at the helm of How’s Business?, IJ Clinic’s mission-driven podcast.

Like most non-profits (and podcasts), a majority of Chicago’s small businesses operate in the d) end; think the massage therapists, street vendors, and one-truck moving companies delivering vital services to our communities at razor-thin margins.

Enter IJ Clinic. Their volunteers – law students from the University of Chicago Law School – provide the city’s low-income entrepreneurs with free legal services.

How’s Business? was created to give a literal voice to those local entrepreneurs, documenting how this city’s policies affect their ability to earn a living. 

Read on for more…

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Let’s make podcasts that matter together! 

I’ve been teasing it FOREVER. Now there is a way for us to connect 1×1 AND for you to become part of an intimate community of podcasting colleagues who all want to make an impact, shift culture and all the while, reap the deep rewards of podcasting (no, I’m not necessarily talking sponsors…) for ourselves.

Podcast Angel: She Podcasts Live!

No matter where you are in your podcasting journey, community — like real flesh and blood community — is vital to your survival and success! And it’s not easy to come by. This conference will be a catalyst for you for that. Learn more about the event here.*

I’m co-facilitating a Voice Training workshop Friday afternoon.

*This is an affiliate link so if you end up purchasing a ticket, I will get a lovely commission from the lovely ladies of She Podcasts. Thank you!!! 

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“First, I posted the opportunity on Upwork and I had never used Upwork to hire anyone for anything. And I don’t know that I will [again] because there’s so much power in getting a referral from someone that you’re familiar with.”

Stacy Massey, on hiring ME to be their producing editor

The show delivers focused content to a niche audience via eight to twenty-minute episodes – the amount of time IJ Clinic has to hold a policy maker’s attention and, possibly, influence future licensing regulations.  

Like most podcasts, How’s Business? began with big ideas. Those grand dreams were distilled into something nimble enough for a non-profit to develop yet potent enough to support the organization’s work. As a self-professed ham, Stacy leapt at the chance to participate — but she kept her feet firmly rooted in reality. Overseeing the podcast’s creation and hosting would come in addition to her 9-to-5 responsibilities at IJ Clinic, not instead of.

To stay on message and keep deliverables on track, she focused on a few key questions:

  • what does the organization hope to accomplish with a podcast? 
  • what style guidelines need to be followed? 
  • how do we measure success? 
  • which tasks will be accomplished in-house? 
  • should we hire an editor or producer? 

Full disclosure: I’m the show’s producing editor so, of course, I love that she included that last question in the mix. Finding a good collaborator can mean the difference between getting the show up and spending late nights learning a suite of editing tools you’ve no interest in. But I digress. 

By keeping the responses simple and flexible, Stacy was able to manage the project’s scope and create a show that does exactly what it set out to do: facilitate a dialogue between the people who work and the lawmakers who should work for them.

If your contemplating starting a show for your organization, this episode is a great example of the power of podcasting. How’s Business? has extended IJ Clinic’s reach and amplified its message, something I think the medium was born to do. 

Resources, Podcasts & Episodes Mentioned

Check out How’s Business? Podcast episodes:

Just Ice… coming soon! Subscribe so you don’t miss it.
Dearborn Denim

Follow How’s Business? on Instagram @howsbusiness_chi and at http://www.howsbusinesschi.com. If you are a Chicago-based business, reach out and submit your story.


Descript Transcription Software

IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship

University Of Chicago Law School

Humans of New York

Snap Judgement Podcast

Just Ice, Inc.

The Plant Chicago

Dearborn Denim & Apparel

Cash Considerations: A Chicago Bulls Podcast

Connect with me

  1. Join my Craft & Culture BTS community on Patreon.com and send me your burning podcast questions to answer on the exclusive behind-the-scenes podcast.
  2. Send me an email with a voice memo or .mp3 and let me know what you’re most looking forward to at She Podcasts Live October 2019. 
  3. Join my Facebook Community where we create social support for content creators with inspiring prompts, opportunities for you to share your work, and more.

My favorite hashtags #thecreativeimpostor #podcastenvy #podcastboss

Email or Voice (send me a question to answer on the show!)
Facebook Group The Creative Impostor
Facebook Page @andreaklunder.creative
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CI082: Command your voice, find freedom with singer Davin Youngs


There is a vulnerability that comes with the voice because it is a natural expression… of who we are. The sound of my voice carries with it the story of my life.

~Davin Youngs

Honestly? I shouldn’t even write show notes for this one. I mean, this episode is about voice. How we use it. How we experience it. Where it comes from. 

How do you summarize it with words?

My friend Davin Youngs does a great job distilling voice down to its essence. He’s a singer, teacher, and sound guide with profound observations about human vocalization that reverberate in the body and in life. He’s made a career helping people overcome deeply-rooted fears that block them from living fully in their voice.

If you’ve guessed that there’s a lot more than music theory being taught in one of his workshops, you’re right.

Read on for more…


How do you feel about your own voice? 

Is it a tool that you feel like you have command over? Is it something that feels vulnerable? Do you enjoy speaking or presenting? Does it make you feel nervous? Do you never really think about your voice? It’s just a thing that comes out of you when you need to use it?

What questions do you have about voice? Would you like to learn about ways that you can become more comfortable or more skillful with using your voice?

Email me your thoughts, questions, fears, desires around voice: Andrea [at] thecreativeimposter.com. 

This can be written out in text or you can record a voice memo on your phone or fancy microphone and send me the recording I can play on the show.


Subscribe to The Creative Impostor (it’s free!)


3 Invitations for YOU

Join me for She Podcasts Live in October

Do you feel like you want to get some more podcasting insight tools resources information connections from the female perspective? She Podcasts Live is the conference for you!

Atlanta, Georgia, October 11 through 13, 2019

I will be co-facilitating a workshop on how to use YOUR VOICE. I’d love to see you there — get your ticket.*

*This is an affiliate link, meaning when you buy your ticket, I’ll get a little thank you commission from the organizers. Thank you!

Get access to my secret podcast Craft & Culture BTS with Podcast Envy

Are you podcasting? (I know SOME of this community is doing it!) Get access to my secret podcast “Craft & Culture BTS with Podcast Envy”

Creative Happy Hour in Chicago: Storytelling

Event details here inside The Creative Impostor: Chicago Women’s Collective meetup. Add your name to the waitlist and then message me andrea [at] thecreativeimpostor.com and let me know you heard about it on the show!


Article Continued

There’s no conversation with Davin about the magic of voice without discussing life, vulnerability, and transformation. It’s no coincidence that voice is produced in the throat, one of the most exposed and sensitive areas of the body, and that finding one’s voice can feel risky. 

But when we allow ourselves the simple pleasure of vocalizing — chanting, humming, singing, or speaking — we invite positive physiological changes to occur.

That’s been Davin’s experience as a singer. He’s also seen it happen in his private practice and as a participant in one of Bobby McFerrin’s Circlesong workshops at Omega Institute in upstate New York. I’ve also seen those physiological changes take place as well in the Bhakti Vinyasa yoga classes I lead at Sat Nam Yoga in Chicago.

Too much woo-woo for you?

Don’t fear the woo! 

Yes, Davin and I are seriously comfortable with energy work. But he’s got years of solid musical study and functional application to support his POV.

So, when he says that our voices are the greatest tool we have for broadcasting our authenticity* to the world, I nod wildly in agreement. And not just because I’m a podcaster. Published reports show voice-based assessments of trustworthiness repeatedly outscoring visual tests in side-by-side evaluations. 

*Authenticity. I know! The word gets thrown around. A lot.

I love that Davin defines authenticity by example, charting his growth from closeted queer kid with the booming baritone (his words) to present-day voice teacher and coach. His view of authenticity holds space for multiple personas rather than constantly searching for a singular, elusive part of himself. 

And whether it’s learning to use your voice or uncovering your authentic selves, Davin’s all about committing to the practice because that’s where the magic happens. 

We become stronger when we’re heard and we become more compassionate when we listen.

My advice to you? Listen in… then burst into spontaneous sound!

Andrea


Resources & Links

FEATURING

Davin Youngs

Connect with Davin on Instagram @davinyoungs.

MENTIONED

Western Michigan University School of Music

Chautauqua Summer Institution

Somatic Voice Workshop

Bobby McFerrin’s Circlesong Workshop at Omega Institute

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

Connect with me!

  1. Send me an email. Share YOUR EXPERIENCE being a listener of The Creative Impostor. This will help me create episode 100!!!! You can write it or record a voice memo on your phone and attach it to the email.
  2. Join The Creative Impostor Facebook CommunityWe create social support for content creators with inspiring prompts, opportunities for you to share your work and more.
  3. Join me September 13, 2019 for the Chicago Creative Happy Hour!

My favorite hashtags #thecreativeimpostor #creativewomen #podcastenvy

Email or Voice 
Facebook Group The Creative Impostor
Facebook Page @andreaklunder.creative
Instagram: @andreaklunder

Oh HEY! I’m on LinkedIn… dropping pro podcasting tips, insights, and stories. Connect with me there and let me know you’re a Creative Impostor listener.