“What I noticed with Podscribe was that you guys were hustling, grinding, finding things out, and your pricing was extremely competitive. But you had focus, and an aptitude and a passion to help podcasters excel. That's what I saw when I wanted to sign up.”
Sean Sullivan is the host and producer of Converge Coffee, and an entrepreneur.
[0:26] Sean started out Converge Coffee with a focus on marketing in tech. Now, customer experience is what needs focus today because it forms a large part of branding. Applied to podcasters, they need to look out for their audio quality and accessibility for customer service.
[3:08] Measuring podcast success - it comes down to community. How do you cultivate community from your podcast? Podcasts connect people, break down walls, and start conversations. This is much more than just likes and downloads. Community also helps to develop your brand.
[6:37] Sean has a youtube channel, website, newsletter, to get people to listen. But his purpose is to get people’s stories out. He hones his questions, audio quality, and is intentional with his podcast outreach.
[8:51] Part of what made Podscribe appealing as a transcript provider: their cold email, and their narrow focus on providing transcripts to podcasters specifically. They pull in timestamps, you get an embed code, and it’s pretty accurate. That’s why he loves Podscribe. He got it to give listeners more choice - if they want to read instead of listen to Converge coffee, they can.
[11:11] He uses his transcripts to make them available for listeners who’d prefer to read them, and also to repurpose his transcripts for social media posts or his email newsletter. They’re great for pulling quotes out from.
Podcast: Converge Coffee
To reach Sean: https://www.convergecoffee.co/contact
To learn more about Podscribe, or to come on as a guest, please email me at eugene [at] podscribe [dot] ai. Thanks!
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Michael Garfield - The Complexity and Future Fossils Podcasts
46:41“I really like just being down in the trenches with people. Discord is a place to have moments where a topic springs up in a channel, and for the next hour you have one of the most heartfelt, beautiful conversations.” Michael Garfield is the host of the Future Fossils podcast, Complexity podcast, and the social media director at the Santa Fe Institute. (0m 42s): How Michael came to host both the complexity podcast and the future fossils? Michael learned on stage that not only was he a musical performer, but he was also great at public speaking. Pretty soon, people were asking him to interview people and record it! So he started the Future Fossils podcast with his friend Evan Snyder. (5m 29s): Future fossils is a podcast about time, complex systems, philosophy, and technology. (7m 3s): A takeaway of the podcast: remain epistemologically flexible. Stories form our worlds. There are many ways of looking at the world. Also, “there are important symmetries between the pre-modern world and the postmodern world.” (11m 9s): How Michael started the Complexity Podcast for the Santa Fe institute. (15m 39s): Michael grew the Santa Fe’s social media assets from scratch, and promotes the podcast on them. He also promoted it in Nautilus magazine. He spends $0 on ads. (16m 43s): How Pete’s email, personality, and experimental new product sold Michael on our transcripts. Something Michael wants to get to eventually: creating networked diagrams of the topics covered in the podcast (also covered at the 21m 19s mark). (24m 24s): Michael is the only client we’ve seen who actively outsources his editing work to listeners! Here’s how he sourced volunteers - step by step - and shared responsibilities. He also shared some tips on what he’ll do differently moving forward. (29m 9s): Other future uses for the transcripts. (32m 41s): Michael has studied complexity, so does he have any insights into the pandemic as of yet? He did a 10 part episode series on COVID last year - you should listen to it. His conversation with Shane Moss and Chris Kutarna on the Future Fossils podcast is a great episode to listen to if you can’t listen to the 10 parts (linked below). But one point: “we’re awakening to the realities of being networked individuals.” Personal health affects the economy, public health, other people, etc. Furthermore, biological contagions mimic ideological contagions. Lastly, it has shoved our relationships into the digital sphere, causing more polarization. Our society has become more fragile. (40m 57s): Michael started a discord server to build a community that wasn’t on facebook. “People are looking for their own sort of bespoke little digital campfires that they can hang out at.” That’s where all of the heartfelt conversations occur. “I don't think it's ethical at this point to try and grow a podcast as large as you possibly can, any more than it's ethical to try and grow a company as large as you possibly can. Like, there’s more than one bottom line.” To join the discord channel, check out the future fossils shownotes, or just reach out to Michael on twitter. Michael on twitter: twitter.com/michaelgarfield The Santa Fe Institute: https://www.santafe.edu/culture/podcast Transcripts of the Complexity Podcast: https://complexity.simplecast.com/episodes Michael Garfield, Chris Kutarna, and Scott Jones on The Atlas Model: https://share.fireside.fm/episode/HFGEuPQ7+M03O20BK To learn more about Podscribers, to share how you use transcripts, or to request a sample transcript for your own podcast, email us at transcriptions [at] podscribe [dot] ai. Thanks!
Stephen Bailey - Kated Travel Podcast
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Connie Whitman - Enlightenment of Change and the Heart-Centered Sales Leader
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Zach Grossfeld - Auxoro and The Aux
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Sean Sullivan - Converge Coffee
14:23“What I noticed with Podscribe was that you guys were hustling, grinding, finding things out, and your pricing was extremely competitive. But you had focus, and an aptitude and a passion to help podcasters excel. That's what I saw when I wanted to sign up.” Sean Sullivan is the host and producer of Converge Coffee, and an entrepreneur. [0:26] Sean started out Converge Coffee with a focus on marketing in tech. Now, customer experience is what needs focus today because it forms a large part of branding. Applied to podcasters, they need to look out for their audio quality and accessibility for customer service. [3:08] Measuring podcast success - it comes down to community. How do you cultivate community from your podcast? Podcasts connect people, break down walls, and start conversations. This is much more than just likes and downloads. Community also helps to develop your brand. [6:37] Sean has a youtube channel, website, newsletter, to get people to listen. But his purpose is to get people’s stories out. He hones his questions, audio quality, and is intentional with his podcast outreach. [8:51] Part of what made Podscribe appealing as a transcript provider: their cold email, and their narrow focus on providing transcripts to podcasters specifically. They pull in timestamps, you get an embed code, and it’s pretty accurate. That’s why he loves Podscribe. He got it to give listeners more choice - if they want to read instead of listen to Converge coffee, they can. [11:11] He uses his transcripts to make them available for listeners who’d prefer to read them, and also to repurpose his transcripts for social media posts or his email newsletter. They’re great for pulling quotes out from. Website: https://www.convergecoffee.co Podcast: Converge Coffee To reach Sean: https://www.convergecoffee.co/contact To learn more about Podscribe, or to come on as a guest, please email me at eugene [at] podscribe [dot] ai. Thanks!
Ben Killoy - Military Veteran Dad Podcast
26:15“I’m always one conversation away from changing my life.” Ben Killoy is a father, a podcast producer, an entrepreneur, a life coach, and a veteran. 0:29 Ben pivoted into podcasting in Jan 2020 after losing his job. Others were quickly asking him for help only a few months after he started his first podcast! The skills you learn as a podcaster are very valuable. You don’t need to be an expert. You just need to know a bit more than someone to help them. 2:01 Return on Objective (ROO): How do all of your activities align with one single goal? First, identify your ROO. Then, aim all of your resources towards it. If Ben were restarting his podcast, he’d ask himself what his ROO is. Find the reason you want to launch a podcast. Why do you want a podcast? What are your listeners going to get? What are you moving your listeners towards? 8:00 Ben bought transcripts because they’re a quick SEO win. Transcripts might be better than show notes because you don’t know what questions googlers are seeking answers for - but the answer may be in your transcripts. This is an easy quick win with little work, but big payoffs. 11:40 Ben’s primary goal when starting Military Veteran Dad was to publish. He grew his podcast by asking his guests to help promote the episode. Remove all the work for your guest! Send them the link to the episode, send them the text they could use. Go on other people’s podcasts too! Share your story and your mission over an hour. You don’t do much work, but the episode continues to grow and grow for years. People will reach out to work with you! 15:20 Stop shouldding on yourself! Shouldding is when you say “I should do this, I should do that, I should be like him, etc”. Just stop it. You can’t do it all. The most important thing in podcasting is to hit publish every week. Don’t talk yourself out of it. As long as you hit publish, you’ll grow. And as long as you grow, you move forward. 18:48 Keep in mind that finding guests is a lot of work. If you’re a good candidate for a podcast, you save them time by pitching yourself as a guest! Podcasts which are a year or younger would be great candidates. After you have a guest on your podcast, ask them: who do you know who’d fit well on the podcast? which podcasts would I be a good guest on? Do these two things and you won’t have to send out as many cold emails and calls. If you send out a cold email, be super short. “I’m always one conversation away from changing my life.” 22:44 Ben’s business ecosystem: website, instagram, facebook page, coaching program. His objective: to plant a seed of doubt into the mind of his listener. “I thought I was the only one who felt this way! If I’m not alone, what else might Ben have to offer me to reconsider? 24:34 Don’t know what to start a podcast about? Pick a problem that you had five years ago, that you've moved past, and talk about that. Someone today needs that knowledge you have about it. instagram: @militaryveterandad, @ben_killoy website: militaryveterandad.com To learn more about Podscribers, or to come on as a guest, please email me at eugene [at] podscribe [dot] ai. Thanks!
Chris Harris - Safety Dawg Podcast
10:33"I help trucking companies crash less." Chris Harris is a trucking safety professional based in Ontario, Canada, and our guest on this week's episode. 0:24 Chris looked for a way to get more business come in for his trucking safety company, so he started a podcast and uploads to youtube and facebook too! 02:45 He has several websites - DOT (in Ontario it’s called the CVOR) and he bought the url for cvor.ca. 3:33 People find his show through word of mouth, SEO, and transcriptions. His audience: truck drivers, safety managers, trucking company owners. 4:30 He goes on facebook live every monday - a 15 minute deep dive into a particular topic. He then repurposes his content for YouTube. Lastly, he shares these videos on his website. 5:59 He uses the automatic plugin from podscribe to automatically makes post on his website. 7:49 Using Buzzsprout as a podcast host means there’s a place in your rss to add your transcript. 8:52 Chris appreciates the customer support at Podscribe. We appreciate you too Chris! Website: safetydawg.com email: chris [at] safetydawg [dot] com. youtube: Safety Dawg Inc. podcast: Dawg On-It Trucking Pawedcast Have any questions or comments? Reach out to me at eugene [at] podscribe [dot] ai, or visit us at podscribe.ai. Thanks!
Connie S. and Niseema D. D. - The Positive Mind Podcast
16:45"Where the heart meets the mind." That's the motto of the Positive Mind Center, a comprehensive mental health counselling and psychotherapy center based in Manhattan. Niseema Dyan Diemer LMT is the SEP Director of Business Development at the center, and Connie Shannon is the administrative assistant of the center. :23 The Positive Mind Podcast used to be a radio show, now it’s also a podcast! It talks about mental health topics. Their audience ranges widely, but referrals is how a lot fo people start listening. 3:47 Planning to use transcripts to create an archive of the show. They’d also like people to be able to read and listen to show. They use transcripts to pull out quotes for instagram, and information for newsletters. Great for timestamped audio. 5:17 They can use transcripts to make workbooks too! People could work through old episodes focused on a particular topic. When the group meets to talk, they could discuss what they went through in the transcript. They’d be on the same page. 7:16 They have a center in mid-town manhattan if you’d like to go in to understand mental health. They also offer telemedicine. 10:59 Some advice for mental health when it comes to dealing with COVID-19 and the restrictions. In sum: slow things down, and feel more. 13:46 Without transcripts, they’d be using interns to comb through past episodes. They’ve saved time and money. 14:48 How you can reach out: Websites: positivemindcenter.com, tffpp.org. Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-positive-mind/id1511809100. Instagram: thepostivemindcenter. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsYVlAznchcAVrYGL_Kmaew. Have any questions? Reach out to me at eugene [at] podscribe [dot] ai, or visit us at podscribe.ai.