We’re celebrating the world of work today! On this special episode, we answer the question, “How does THIS basement-based podcast team work? Sure we own a mic and a shiny new Dell computer, but our work neither starts nor stops there. A whole host of systems, technology, and (of course) creative discussions power the making of our show. Today we’re excited to show you a special behind-the-scenes making of the Stacking Benjamins show featuring the very people who make it happen. Brought to you by the Dell Podference, each member of our team shares their unique perspective of what a day in the basement looks like, plus the digital tools we utilize to bring this show to your ears.
Before that though, we’ll dive into a piece about the future of work: should employees expect to return to the office soon, or can we get comfortable working from home? I know what my vote is on, but each choice does come with its own list of pros and cons. We explore the possibilities, and long-term considerations, during our headlines.
We finish today’s show with some questions about setting up a small business. Tyson and Josh both have questions about consultants, files, staying organized, and more. We’ll share our experience working with small business owners and from running our own shop. …and of course, Doug will share some Dell-flavored trivia.
Looking for a tool or system we mentioned during our interviews? You’ll find it below:
- NetGalley – a great place to find authors publishing new book.
- Monday.com – our process manager
- Slack – our team’s daily method of communication
- Google Drive – Our one-stop shop for sharing files and documents with each other
- Adobe Suite – Adobe Audition, Photoshop, and Illustrator are fantastic tools, but do come at a cost. Consider other free software if you’re trying to keep costs low like Audacity and Canva.
- Zoom and Whereby – After 2020 we all understand the importance of having few good choices for video software don’t we? zoom
- Descript – having an automatic transcription of our interviews and recordings are a BIG time saver. Plus, we’re able to catch errors on the fly.
- Megaphone – Once it all comes together we still need to host and publish our shows, and Megaphone does a fantastic job.
Special show or not, Doug adamant on having his air time. At the very least, he’s promised to keep things on topic. Check out his trivia for today:
- What University was Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Technologies, attending when he started building computers?
We can’t finish a Stacking Benjamins show without answering a financial question from a listener (or two):
- Tyson and Josh both have questions about consultants, files, staying organized, and more. Joe and OG share their experience working with small business owners and from running our own basement.
Written by: Richie Rutter-Reese
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