Listen to Monty on the The Naked Creative Show Podcast HERE
You may know her from her work as a national radio host on both KIIS and Nova FM (right now she hosts the 3PM pickup on KIIS with Meshel Laurie) or you may have seen on the ABC quiz show Tractor Monkeys or through guest appearances on shows like Talkin’ Bout Your Generation, The Project, The Today Show, Weekend Today orThe Circle. However, the endeavour I was most looking forward to talking to Monty about was a creation that was all her own: Show and Tell Online, which is a website, a podcast and a youtube series, which - in a world of click-bait and trial by likes - has been steadily building its viewership on content that is inline with its values as 'the home of conversations that connect women'.
This is a great episode to listen to if you’re looking to build your own brand or platform - whether that be on radio, on TV - or in podcast or via Youtube, and a great reminder for those have experienced 'heartbreak' by a creative industry - to then turn it into your next great career evolution.
I know this may sound cheeseball/revolting but as a mum a huge amount of inspo comes from my kids. They are an endless source of entertainment that always leads to me creating content. Because what we do on Show + Tell and also on the radio show is so personal, I look really closely into my own world for inspiration and grab onto stories that I know other people will relate too. My two boys are busy and rat baggy but hilarious and dare I say a great form of inspiration.
Kate Langbroek is my mate but also someone I really look up to. She would die hearing me say that but it's true. The way she lives her life and the way she handles her career is so inspiring. In terms of radio she is the pinnacle of presenters to me. I always love listening to her and how she constructs her sentences and her tern of phrase is seriously impressive. Listening to her makes me feel more courageous with my own work. There is a way boundaries can be pushed without being an asshole and she manages to perfect that.
I love reading books written by women who are kicking arse in business. I devoured Sheryl Sandberg's book called Lean In and think it should be a book that all men and women read, it is def not just one for the chicks. I also loved Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso. I take so much from hearing other peoples stories. I love hearing the ups and downs they have had along the way to their success. Reading books like this makes me feel so empowered and really reiterates that what I want to do is absolutely achievable.
Further Listening... check out Sofia Amoruso's podcast here.