I hope you are having a great day.

I just completed a podcast interview, and it was short and sweet. Women’s empowerment is my jam, so it was easy to have the conversation. One thing I can say if you are going into these interview streets is to have your stories ready to share and be ready to share boldly and unapologetically. You have lived your life, and no one is better at telling your story than you.

Now, here is a secret: do not share a story you are still healing from. It makes it difficult to share and continue in an impactful way. Now, don’t get me wrong, I will cry at a commercial, but if you are showcasing yourself, it is best to share stories that have a beginning, middle, and end. If you are still in the middle of it, feel free to share it but be honest that you are still trying to figure it all out. Life is real, and if you are going to share what is real, then keep it real.

Remember, sharing your story is about your audience. The people who will hear you. In order to take them through your journey, like any great movie, present a beginning, middle, and end. Tell a story, don’t just give an answer. It comes across as robotic and shallow. If you are not clear on how that works, watch interviews on YouTube or listen to other podcasts. Find some brilliant storytellers and listen to how they respond to questions. The tone of their voice, the pace of their answers, the length of the story. Storytelling is your superpower, and if you learn to tell a great story that connects with emotion while being concise, you will have a brilliant interview.

Happy Chatting,

Monica Wisdom
Chief Mentor, Black Women Amplified
Chief Educator, Amplified Podcasting Academy