In How We Do The Omni Show from last April we talked about our process for doing the podcast.
For each show, we do a pre-interview (usually at noon) and then a recording (usually later the same day at 3 pm).
During the pre-interview, Brent takes a bunch of notes, and then, before the recording, he organizes them into the notes he’ll use when recording.
While recording, his computer is open with these notes showing. (And there’s an iPad, propped up, with the stopwatch going so Brent can see where we are with time.)
Here’s an example of the organized notes used during recording. It’s from the recent interview with Grayson West.
The Omni Show - Grayson West ASK ABOUT PICTURE - YES You’re listening to The Omni Show. Get to know the people and stories behind The Omni Group’s award-winning productivity apps for Mac and iOS. -Music- I’m your host, Brent Simmons. In the studio with me today is Grayson West, Design Manager at The Omni Group. He is also my boss. This podcast exists because Grayson thought it would be a good idea. Say hello, Grayson. Show Are you a superhero? What do you do at Omni? Manage design team Three depts — UX, marketing, website - three areas of responsibility Juggling Making sure people get what they need Bug tracker Development of apps Marketing PR, Twitter, advertising Creative direction Everyone at the company cares about design - no shortage of feedback ADAs - history of great design What did you do before Omni? Late education Fire fighter Coffee shop Warehouse work Lifeguard School - publishing, photographer Illustrator around v 6 Art school - Savannah College of Art and Design Plan to be documentary photographer Silk Road Digital stuff overtook - motion graphics Flagstaff, AZ Publishing, newspapers, Gannett Wanted to return to PacNW — grew up in Oregon 2003 - moved to Seattle How did you get to Omni? Saw listing, applied Intimidating interview Andrew Abernathy Got the job as graphic designer Icon design for software Slow progression — taking care of marketing, transition to UX iPhone came out Four years ago - became design manager (website, marketing manager) Hobbies? Fitness Bicycle racer Southern California every summer Surfing Tour de France on TV Italian racing bike for Christmas Racing locally in PacNW Moved back to SoCal USCF at the time Offer to be on team Team folded Showed up in Belgium Slept in a park Started racing Offers for amateur teams Returned; raced a lot Bad crash, leg Doping - 92, 93 Left Back to school Six years ago - CrossFit Coaching, power lifting Kettle bells Community Kiteboarding Lessons for birthday Baja Fishing village perfect for kiteboarding Perfect wind, warm water 4-6 weeks year in Baja Cats? Two cats, Hershey and Sally Used to have a dog Closing Thanks, Grayson. I’d also like to thank our intrepid producer, Mark Boszko. Say “hello, Mark.” And especially I want to thank you for listening. Thank you! -Music-