What is Team Seas Day? In today’s A Week In Review, Jaime and Sarah talk about Team Seas, and their effort to clean the Earth’s oceans and rivers.
Following Your Passion
Jaime and Sara talk about why efforts like Team Seas are very important to them. That is because they are both very passionate about the open seas: travelling to see the different underwater fauna, as well as interact and experience the lifestyle of people who are also deeply connected to it.
So pollution is a big deal for them, and they want to see what other countries are doing to clean up and slow down their contribution to ocean pollution.
What is Team Seas?
So what is Team Seas? #TeamSeas is a global campaign to raise $30 million to remove 30,000,000 pounds (14,000,000 kg) of marine debris from the ocean by the end of 2021, with one pound removed for every dollar donated. It’s also the second wave of the largest creator-led fundraiser campaign to ever hit the internet, #TeamTrees.
They aim to launch #TeamSeas on the 29th of October, and this will involve a collaborative effort by different content creators and organizations.
Their goal is to clean up pollution in our waters, particularly plastic trash. They will do so by using the campaign to fund organizations who are cleaning up the ocean itself, as well as those who are cleaning the beaches and rivers, which is the main source of the plastics that get swept into the sea.
If you would like to donate and do your part, check it out at TeamSeas.org. Every pound of trash taken out of our seas counts.
What Happened This Week?
Sara shot a commercial! Other than that, it was more work on the financial side of Bottleneck. Organizing the financial process means it becomes more streamlined and easier to manage as more clients come in.
For Jaime, it was videos and more videos, as the launch for the DDA Training Center draws near. This will make onboarding and getting the Distant Assistants ready for clients more consistent and up to our standards.
To hear more from Jaime and Sara and Team Seas Day, continue listening to this episode.
Want a way to connect to a wider audience or community? In today’s A Week In Review, Jaime and Sara talk about Livestreams and Podcasts. You can use them not only as a marketing tool or a way to make a quick buck, but as a way to build or nourish your community.
Livestreams and Podcasts
Jaime has had a lot of experience with podcasts and livestreams. He has been a guest in a lot of them, and hosted a few of his own over the years. Here are some of the things he’s learned while doing so.
- A lot of people are too focused on downloads or monetizing their podcasts and livestreams. While there’s no problem with doing so, this makes it more of trading your time for money. The advantage of indirect monetization is that you get to build relationships better with people and the community, rather than just focusing on topics that will make you trend or noticed.
- Once your audience is more engaged, you can then get them interested in your company by introducing situations or problems that they may have, and how your company’s products and services can solve them.
- Having a healthy livestream or podcast community means that looking for guests might not be as hard. While it’s not always easy to find a guest, especially if your podcast has a particularly niche in mind, having a toxic or unwelcoming community can turn off potential guests.
Shoot Your Shot
Jaime then talks about the new dynamic mic he has for his livestreams. He also has this advice for those who are thinking about doing livestreams and podcasts: get the mic that best fits in your situation.
Condenser mics are great if you have a quiet place to record, and they pick up sounds crisply. Dynamic mics, on the other hand, are great if you are in an area with a lot of background noise, as the mic will only pick up sounds that are close by.
As for trying out podcasts and Livestreams, Jaime tells people to shoot their shot. Some people are discouraged from starting their own podcast because they think the scene is already oversaturated. But all of that doesn’t matter, as long as you have something interesting to share.
What Happened This Week?
Aside from getting a new microphone, Jaime and Sara got to meet some new members that are coming on board the Bottleneck team.
The growing number in our team means more personality in the mix. As a culture-first company, it is important that while we are all in the same page, we let those personalities shine through. Though it may result in a difference in opinion or miscommunication sometimes, it is best to let calmer minds prevail and sort things out.
To hear more on Jaime and Sara thoughts on Livestreams and Podcasts, continue listening to this episode.
Jaime and Sara run a business that helps business owners alleviate the mundane details of their daily lives that free them up to do their best work. That company is Bottleneck Distant Assistants. Jaime and Sara are a married couple that enjoys spending time together playing hockey, boating, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. They also love their dog, Nikita.
Join Jaime and Sara live every Friday at 10 am CT for this special edition of ‘Live with Bottleneck’ as they talk about what they’ve learned in the previous week and different things they are going to implement moving forward with the hopes that you might pick something up along the way to improve your life, your relationships and achieve your dreams.
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