Strategy & Building Teams (ft. Tripwire Media) | Creatives Grab Coffee 32

Welcome to Creatives Grab Coffee, a podcast on the business of video production, hosted by Dario Nouri and Kyrill Lazarov from Lapse Productions.

Our goal is to make the video production industry smaller by creating a sense of community. Whether you are a creative, an entrepreneur, or a professional there is knowledge for you to learn. Join us as we have industry professionals from around the world come on the show and share their insights on the industry and business. Welcome to Creatives Grab Coffee. Welcome to Video Production.

Today we are welcomed by Doug Darling from Tripwire Media, a video production company based out of Winnipeg with strong focus in strategic storytelling.

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  • 00:00 – Intros
  • 3:30 – Why strategy is important
  • 6:20 – How to start a creative venture
  • 9:48 – Communicating your process
  • 11:00 – A good process sets expectations
  • 15:37 – Show client milestones
  • 17:15 – Involve clients in the creative process
  • 19:09 – Vetting leads saves everyone time, including theirs
  • 22:00 – Choosing the right leads
  • 25:00 – Finding out the budget
  • 28:50 – How asking about budget benefits the client
  • 31:02 – Growing and benefits of a big team
  • 37:02 – Building out your team
  • 38:24 – The hardest hire is the first hire
  • 41:36 – Developing workplace culture
  • 44:28 – How remote work has affected team collaboration
  • 46:57 – Dealing with team conflicts
  • 49:37 – How to collaborate with your team properly
  • 53:33 – Recommended books & resources
  • 58:49 – Outro

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