Joanie interviews Franklin Taggart, a mysterious nerd with an interesting past. Franklin is a musician, podcaster, and audience coach. He’s an extremely creative nerd and, in this episode, he explains how creativity can actually make you unemployable–and how to get around that.
Q: Are you or are you not a nerd? Or is it not a binary answer?
Franklin defines and expands the definition of “nerd.”
Q: What’s your story?
It was a long strange trip. My employment history and my bank account both reflect a significant level of chaos.
Q: How do you communicate best?
With words. Even though I score 100% introvert on the Myers-Briggs, I can talk about anything at the spur of the moment.
Q: How do you connect with your audience and help others connect with theirs?
Artists are usually really good at what they do, but marketing is a foreign language to them.
The biggest challenge for artists and some authors is being visible. The first step is to find a level of visibility that is comfortable. It may be a little bit of a stretch, but not diving into the deep end. For examples, listen to the podcast.
Words of wisdom from Franklin:
“Failure is not trying. Everything else is learning.”
“Taylor Swift is not a country artist.”