Month: August 2017

My 5 favourite podcasts over the last 12 months

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Photo by Álvaro Serrano

Podcasts suffer from the same issue as Netflix. You spend more time looking for something to watch on it then actually watching something full stop. Whatever podcast platform you use the same issue pops up, so much choice and not enough curation. Have to say one site that has helped me greatly in discovering new shows is Podcast Chart. Beautiful clean interface, easily accessible download links  and one of the best curated lists of podcasts online. I’ve been […]

You can’t please them all. Here’s a way to stop trying

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You can't please them all

You can’t please them all. You’ve poured your heart into creating something. The response is pretty good but one negative comment has popped up and now it’s all you can focus on. You start to question your work, you ask “Why don’t they like it?” and completely ignore the positive reaction to what you have achieved. Sound familiar? It’s a common problem for content creators and something that I used to constantly struggle with. Trying to […]

Empathy. Who are you creating content for?

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Empathy

When you’re creating content one of the most important skills you can have is empathy. Can you put yourself if the shoes of your listener, customer, consumer? World renowned, Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer does for every project he works on. In a recent Rolling Stone interview he revealed who he writes for. Guess what? It’s not everyone. “And I realized that,” he says with a pause. “I have a fictitious person I write for. […]

How to interview a Rock ‘n’ Roll star, Howard Stern style

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In my opinion Howard Stern is one of the world’s great interviewers. In the clip below listen to his recent conversation with Liam Gallagher. Stern is fully prepped, puts his interviewee at ease and then hits his guest with an incredibly personal queston about his father. Gallagher opens up completely and it’s by no accident. Stern is a master of his craft. This is how you interview a notoriously difficult Rock ‘n’ Roll star.