Zoom Out, Reconnect, Improve with Sean Arbabi

The E-commerce Content Creation Podcast

May 10 2022 • 28 mins


Summary

Sean Arbabi joins Daniel on the podcast to talk about the relationships and disconnects that can happen between the studio and adjacent stakeholders. Sometimes you need a "zoomed out" that can help build fluency between departments and allow for more effective communication and facilitate problem solving.

Key Takeaways

  • Its all about inputs and outputs, and being aware of what impacts you have downstream, along with what upstream processes impact you.
  • Saying "I don't know" is powerful. You don't need to know and you're doing a disservice by trying to know
  • The "Fake it til you make it" attitude can exacerbate this
  • Real talk: The relationship between studio and merch team can sometimes be complicated. On this podcast we love our merch partners, but sometimes there is a lack of understanding of how a studio operates and that the approach to imaging requires the same type of project management as any other department.
  • When you aren't willing to say "I don't know" you risk oversimplifying someone else's role, and that can lead to friction and problems.

Credits
Produced by: Creative Force - creativeforce.io
Edited by: Calvin Lanz Sound - clsound.net
Hosted by: Daniel Jester - danieltjester.com