https://productstoriespodcast.com now has an updated landing page thanks to the brilliant Unicorn Platform created by @alexanderisora. It is a vastly superior user experience to ConvertKit for example.
I haven't had made signups yet, but I don't expect to until i finish the first trailer in the next couple of weeks.
The podcast production side is going really well right now. Guests are introducing me to other people I would never have connected with. Plus, I seem to have got a lot better at the request emails.
I now include this new landing page in email requests to people and I find I don't have to explain as much to people.
It might be obvious to some, but I have learned from lots of cold-emailing and cold-LinkedIn Messages that people who are conference speakers, authors, or have been on podcasts are far easier to book.
Three 3 more guests now booked - with more emails coming back in and momentum starting to grow.
These three are a mix of academics and professionals, representing big organisations and big ideas in data and decision-making.
I really believe this is going to be a great show.
Landing page is at http://productstoriespodcast.com. I reached out to a couple of people, one already came back to say he's happy to be interviewed.
I am really struggling to get any cold responses via LinkedIn messaging. I need to find more of the people who work on these 'productive analytics' products. But, so far the 7-10 people I reached out to haven't connected or responded. I sent them an intro message, which I am refined as I go.
I really felt like I wanted to do something that had an end. Something that could be done- finished. Then be put out into the world. A podcast seemed to be the obvious answer.
As all my favourite podcasts are narrative based (various Gimlet shows, Serial, This American Life etc), I wanted to take the tech/product management podcast format forward.
So, The Product Stories podcast will be a narrative show, not a one-on-one interview like all other product podcasts are.
The story for season one (i decide to do a limited number of shows to see how this goes), will be based on my own academic research in data visualisation and how it effects behaviour and decision making.
Product Stories reveals how some of the world's most used apps and features are designed and built. Season One: the rise of Productive Analytics - products that empower millions of people to make decisions everyday.