I think Goldilocks would have made a great podcaster.
In the middle is where we live as podcasters. Not too hot, not too cold. Not too loud, not too soft. Not too… anything.
Levels, length, frequency and marketing: all in the middle, just right.
The danger is we become a bit too middle-of-the-road without sufficient contrast or anything to make us stand out.
Where do you think your recent podcast episodes sit – passable, outstanding, or somewhere in the middle?
Not everything we do can be outstanding but we should be leaning in that direction. Living where we are, not as settlers but explorers still on a journey. We have places to go, people to meet and things to do.
Where to next
What would be a good stretch for you in an upcoming episode? The subject, the guest, the form, the narration or the sound design?
Why not go for something of a stretch towards outstanding. It will grow you, and delight your listeners.
Drop me a line and share what you plan to do.
Something to listen to
I love the work of both people in this podcast episode and it was a delight to find them together. Michael Bungay Stanier may be familiar to you from earlier writings and podcasts (eg The Coaching Habit). He also has a new book out – shame we are this side of Christmas – but maybe you have a birthday coming up, or just know it is worth investing in your own growth. The new book is How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters and he talks about it on Cat Preston’s The Collective Wisdom podcast.
Cat Preston manages to get MBS more relaxed I think than I have heard him anywhere else. Nice conversation with deep value sprinkled through it. That’s why it is my choice for you.
- Be different for a reason
- A listener’s ear is also an audio interface