It has information about preferred technical setup and some background information about Project Kazimierz
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I prefer Skype because I am non technical and my "call recorder" software works well with it. If this is a problem I can consider adjusting, 1, You install Skype and send an invitation to me at lucasrh 2. Set Skype to "Do not disturb" on the File Change Status menu3. Switch your phone to silent4. Disable other audio communicators and alerts (easier said than done, If someone Facetimes me it always gets through)5. Wear headphones, (so we don't get feedback from your speakers to microphone)6. We video skype if the line is good, switch to audio only if there are problems7. If the line goes down, I will call you back, often I or you misses a few second of audio so we restart from the last topic, our sound engineer is meant to sort things out later. 8 typical recording length is about an hour, I can be shorter if you prefer9 If you have recording software please record the interview as well as a backup.
Style/contentThe main goal is to be interesting :-) Typically I've approached people because they are doing something that I think a wider audience will find interesting, and share their know how and perspectives. Assume the listeners are intelligent but have never heard of you and don't know your industry or area of expertise well. Try not to use jargon or assume they will get cultural references from Poland, UK, USA or where ever you are from. Ideally it's meant to be fireside chat over a beer with an interesting stranger, but the tone can vary.
The regular topics I ask about involve you explaining who you are, and your entrepreneurial journey what you dowhy it matterslessons learned advice to those listening,
I also ask people about their bio/entrepreneurial journey, how they took the decisions that got them into the project or businesses they lead, how it was viewed by their family and friends, any breakthrough, key moments or special insights.
This form gives you the chance to suggest links to go in the show notes, and usually the conversation triggers a few more (like references to TED talks, books or blogs)
I will publicise the event on my social media and encourage you to do the same on yours. The most popular podcasts get about 3000 downloads, the least 50. It depends on serendipity and how far the person I'm interviewing promotes the link on tweets linkedin Facebook etc. One day I will crank up the promotion. but for now I am just building good quality content. People listen to past podcasts once they hear a new one they like.
About Project Kazimierz
Project Kazimierz is a podcast set up by Richard Lucas and Sam Cook in 2015 While the primary focus is on Entrepreneurship and innovation in Central Europe. we've interviewed entrepreneurial and interesting people from many places including Rafał Plutecki Head of Google Campus WarsawWojtek Burkot formerly head of Google for Entrepreneurs Krakow, UK Angel Investor of the year Peter Cowley, Kimon Fountoukidis, Founder of Argos Multilingual and PMR (and my business partner since 1999) Podcasting Comedian Stuart Goldsmith, WW II War Hero Wojtek Narębski Jonathan Ornstein Director of the JCC Krakow my brother Edward Lucas of The Economist.and Will Bunker who founded One-and-Only.com in the 1990s, which was sold for $48 millionAmerican Standup Comedian Russell HiicksHarriet Noble BBC World Service producer of World Hacks with 3 million listenersJethro Binns - founder of the world's leading online squash training portal Squashskills.com
Kazimierz is the Jewish district of Krakow in Poland.
Krakow has a thriving tech scene and is one of the largest outsourcing hubs in Europe. Richard has the licence from TED.com to run TEDxKazimierz events, and some of the interviewees are speakers at TEDx events.
In 2017 Sam decided to move on, and Richard is continuing the podcast alone. The focus on the podcast remains sharing with the world: people, ideas, businesses and projects of interest to business and social entrepreneurs.
If you have ideas of interesting people to host or things to do on the podcast or feedback about the process, I'm always interested.
Richard Lucasrichardlucas@richardlucas.comwww.TEDxKazimierz.comwww.richardlucas.comprojectkazimierz.com pl.linkedin.com/in/richardhlucasmobile +48-601400058Skype lucasrh