Jan 17, 2020
Episode 090. "Don't podcast for results. Podcast because you're making something you believe in and make it about that. Make it about the art of what you're doing. Make it about something you believe that you want to put into the world and don't worry about feedback." ~Lisa Orkin, creator of Project WooWoo
I’m calling it: my conversation with Lisa Orkin - voiceover actor, podcast host, writer, speaker (the list goes on and on) - is the best Creative Impostor episode of 2020 so far!
I mean, it’s got everything! A Back to the Future kind of open in which Lisa and I experiment with mental time travel. Humorous name-dropping. Life advice you can put into practice woven throughout.
Tension! Drama! Comedy! (all the elements of selling a compelling story, by the way)
Oh, and Lisa tosses in an anecdote about auditioning for work only to have the producers lament that they’d prefer her father (famed voiceover actor Dick Orkin) for the role… if only he weren’t dead. Talk about an imposter syndrome pile-on!
See. I told you: best episode of 2020 so far.
But beyond the comedy (did I mention that Lisa’s a veteran improv performer as well?), what stands out to me about this episode is its optimism. Lisa has faith in her ability not only to craft and tell her story (or, in her case, stories), she has faith that someone wants to listen.
And, after nurturing many projects simply for her own enjoyment, she truly does believe that, by doing something you love long enough, you’ll find your people and they’ll find you.
If that sentiment sounds too optimistic for you, then you need this show now more than ever. It is, after all, the best show of 2020 so far.
P.S. If you've never listened to Project WooWoo, I recommend the episode with Madame Zoltair (it's my favorite!)
Get the full show notes including all things Lisa Orkin at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/090
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March 6-8, 2020. Orlando, FL.
I’ll be there with lots and lots of very kind very fun very pod-loving’ people who not only welcoming but passionate and knowledgable about the BOTH the craft and culture of podcasting.
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