Devoted Creative Podcast
“From Photographer to Podcast Guest : My Journey on the ‘Devoted Creative’ Podcast
It was an honor to be asked to appear on the “Devoted Creative” podcast as a guest. As a creative professional, it’s always thrilling to have the opportunity to share your story and insights with a wider audience. In this post, I’ll be reflecting on my experience on the podcast and the benefits of being a guest on a podcast.
The “Devoted Creative” podcast is hosted by Jon Devo a creative with over 20 years experience in the industry, despite only being in his 30’s (you do the maths, it baffled me!); being a guest on the show gave me the opportunity to introduce myself and my work to a new group of people. This exposure can lead to new opportunities, clients, and collaborations.
I actually do not like speaking in front of the camera
Opportunities to Network
Podcasts are often hosted by industry experts, and appearing as a guest provides the opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded individuals. Through these connections, I was able to gain new perspectives, learn from others in the industry, and build my professional network.
A Chance to Share Your Story
Being a guest on a podcast allows you to share your unique story and experiences with the world. This can be a great way to connect with others and showcase your talents, skills, and passions. It’s also a great way to inspire and motivate others who are following in your footsteps.
Establishing Yourself as an Expert
When you appear as a guest on a podcast, you are establishing yourself as an expert in your field. Generally hosts reach out to creatives who are standing out in the field for some reason, leaders in the field, those carving out a difference space for themselves or doing something amazing. So these can be a great way to build your reputation, demonstrate your knowledge, and attract new clients and opportunities.
Being in front of the camera
No one believes me when I say, actually do not like speaking on camera. I am very conscious of the Black Country accent being the butt of so many jokes and generally do not like how my voice sounds when played back, does anyone else get this?
But Jon made it so easy on the Devoted Creative Podcast, he’s a great host, which is what they are there for; to put the guests at ease, and ensure the conversation flows. Listening back, it sounded better than I expected, but the more you do this the more you will get use to yourself in front of the camera. I for example know I have to slow down when I talk, because I have a tendency to speak fast. Or not do little gestures and movements you may normally do but that looks strange in front of the camera. I found myself wringing my hands as I do a lot while relaxing, I had to consciously stop dong this during my interview.
I have take part in other podcasts apart from he Devoted Creative Podcast. During lockdown I was a guest on Photowalk. I do these as way of giving back. When I first started the people I looked up I felt nothing in common with, they didn’t shoot what I was shooting what I was shooting, they looked nothing like me, they weren’t from the same place as me. Everyone needs the “see it, so you can be it” person in their journey. If in some way, an aspect of where I am from and who I am fulfils that for someone else. That would be amazing.
Take a look at the episode yourself and are your thoughts.