When I started my podcast, I had no idea how much of an impact it would make on my ability to communicate with people. As I have developed my podcast, it has developed me.
There is no doubt that when you commit to this endeavor it will help to improve your interview, conversation, and connection skills.
I noticed an immediate difference in how well I could hold conversations with strangers, approach other athletes, and have more experiences to reference while communicating.
Starting my show also changed the way I could introduce myself. I am not only a coach and author but also a podcast host which gives people a platform to get to know me without having to literally get to know me right away.
I was surprised by how excited people would be hearing I started a podcast and then even more surprised when they found me later to tell me what they thought about it!
Not only that, but people started recognizing me by my voice backstage at my competitions, at big fitness expos, and various workshops and events that my listener niche would be at. It is very humbling and reminds me every day how much responsibility comes with having a podcast and how much it means to me.