Brand Storytelling with Ryan Delk | Episode 031

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Ryan Delk of Gumroad joins Dane in this episode of Converge. Ryan shares his journey that eventually landed him the position as Head of Growth at Gumroad. He is intentional about working for people that strive to make the world a better place and Gumroad was the perfect fit.

Gumroad is on a mission to empower creators of all kinds to create sustainable brands and businesses. Story is a big part of that. Ryan and Dane explore ideas around the importance of story and how it impacts every business- whether a tech firm or creative endeavor.

Episode Sponsor:

GO: The Converge Summit is an “un-conference” for creatives looking to earn a living from the things they make. Tickets are now on sale for the January 2015 event. Find out more at: convergesummit.com

Links mentioned on the show:

Gumroad.com
Deathtothestockphoto.com
@delk

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

Strategic Processes with Nathan Kontny | Episode 030

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Processes are part of being a business owner and creative.

We could even make the case that it’s part of being human. Whether we are aware of them or not we have a method for how we do things. Those systems may not be efficient but they exist.

Creative and developer Nathan Kontny has shaped his entrepreneurial efforts around finding ways to improve upon the existing processes of other creatives and business owners. He does this as the CEO of Highrise as well as with solutions he has built like the writing platform Draft.

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

@natekontny
ninjasandrobots.com

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

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]