How To Serve Your Audience with Chase Reeves | Episode 029

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Do you know your audience and how to best serve them?

Connecting with your audience is part of operating a successful business. You have to know your audience before you can serve your audience, or at least before you can serve them well.

After a series of many life experiences – the road to becoming a pastor, to co-founding Fizzle, to coping with the loss of his son, Chase Reeves finds meaning in the simple acts of connecting with another person. In this episode of Converge Chase and Dane explore the idea of a successful business as serving others from a place of empathy.

Episode Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by WeaveWriter. WeaveWriter empowers you to write every day, tell better stories and make every word count through the power of habit. You can sign-up for the Free WeaveWriter Roadmap to jumpstart your writing habit.

Links from the show:

icetothebrim.com
fizzle.co
@chase_reeves

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

The Progression Of The Creative Process with Chris Palmieri | Episode 028

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The creative process is progressive.

Just as it takes time to create and iterate, it can also take time to refine your ideas. If you’re making a thing for others to use and interact with – a product of some sort – the idea you first present to the world will inevitably change as you respond to the feedback of its community.

Chris Palmieri is well acquainted with the progressive nature of creativity. What started as a Japanese design course in college led him to moving to Tokyo and co-found the design firm AQ. Chris joins Dane on this episode to talk creative process and taking the time to get your creativity right.

Episode Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by WeaveWriter (our own creative iterating process). WeaveWriter empowers you to write every day, tell better stories and make every word count through the power of habit. You can sign-up for the Free WeaveWriter Roadmap to jumpstart your writing habit.

Links from the show:

@ChrisPalmieri | AQ | hi

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

Throwing Yourself Into The Creative Fire with Michael Yankoski | Episode 027

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Most creatives would agree that giving yourself to the creative process is vital to your success as a creative. It is vital to creating authentic work worth sharing with the world. And we all have our own version of that creative process.

Michael Yankoski’s creative process is unique in that it is highly experiential.

It could be said it is like throwing yourself into the creative fire. What has emerged for author and speaker, Michael Yankoski is thoughtful, authentic, moving work. The kind of work that shatters previously held presuppositions about the world.

Michael choose to spend five months living on the street in an effort to better understand what it is like to be homeless. The result of that experience was his book Under The Overpass.

His most recent experiential, creative endeavor resulted in his new book The Sacred Year that releases today (September 16, 2014). This book is the culmination of a year spent exploring ancient and modern spiritual practices in an effort to not just talk about a life of faith but actually experience it.

As Michael joins Dane in this episode of Converge they talk about his various life experiences and how his creativity is shaped by the power of those experiences. They also discuss the challenges of creating in the context of the creative community. In Michael’s case it was publishing a book and navigating the tension between working with a publisher and staying true to his creative vision as an artist.

If you enjoy this episode of Converge be sure to check out Michael’s work and even consider grabbing a copy of The Sacred Year. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter @michaelyankoski.

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

Everybody Writes With Ann Handley | Episode 026

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You are a writer. Sure, you may not be a writer in the traditional sense as it relates to publishing books or articles for publication. Maybe you don’t even have a blog or website where you publish content. Maybe you do. Either way, writing is a … [Continue reading]

The Power of Enthusiasm With Grant Spanier | Episode 025

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Do you know where you are right now? How about where you want to go with your creativity and your business? Do you have what it takes to assert yourself in such a way to make that happen? If hard work and sheer enthusiasm can get you where you … [Continue reading]

A Beautiful Anarchy with David duChemin | Episode 024

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Life is hard. How we envision our life going isn’t always how it turns out. Events and circumstances aren't always what we prefer. They change our desires and passions. Sometimes they put a damper on our dreams – or even crush them. Of course you … [Continue reading]

Becoming An Artist With Lisa Congdon | Episode 023

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When starting out, as artists, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves hesitant to share our work with others for fear of criticism. Maybe you’re waiting until you get better at your craft. Or maybe you fear revealing something so close to you – that is … [Continue reading]