As you know a few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to talk about my blog and also motivation over on The Business Hub section of Star Radio.
When I got invited, I was extremely flattered but was worried that I wouldn’t have anything of value to say, and whilst I did want to say yes, part of me also wanted to say no as I was concerned that I would be a bit of a flop! Luckily I was convinced to just give it ago!
I spoke with Steve a couple of times on twitter and email before we met to record the show, and I did ask him if he could send me some questions so I could prepare answers and he just said that we would talk about my blog. I now realise why, but at the time, not knowing what would be asked was making me extremely anxious, I was also worrying that I may take ages to answer questions or say something silly.
When I arrived at the radio station we spoke briefly for a few minutes and I was told how everything worked and that generally they just record it straight through, unless you mess up massively and they can re-record.
I survived my first radio interview (and was relieved that I didn’t have to ask for the recording to be stopped – and even more relieved that they didn’t stop me and ask for things to be done again!). It was a brilliant experience and one I would actually love to do again if the opportunity arose.
I then realised why it was good to not have pre-planned answers, it was meant to be a conversation. Obviously Steve had questions he wanted to ask me, but it wasn’t staged and in any particular order, it just flowed with the conversation – and actually that made me feel far more comfortable. As I left I was worried I had said “umm” hundreds of times to give myself space to think of answers – but listening back to the radio recording I don’t think I did (all that advocacy practice must be paying off!).
I hope that people were able to take something useful away from what I said, whether that be about my blog or motivation (though I am definitely not considering myself as a motivational speaker!).
if you do want to give it a listen feel free to head on over to the Star Radio website http://www.starradioonline.com/ondemand/business-hub.php and click on the recording for 26th July (I am fairly sure Lawyer In The Making is somewhere in the blurb for that week!).