Bear Academy
Bear Academy

Bear Academy

Bear Liu



Welcome to Bear Academy podcast. Here, we talk things about design, productivity and technology with professionals who work in tech and design industries. Hosted by Bear Liu, a UX designer who lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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#46 Brendan Jarvis: What I learned from podcasting
AUG 13, 2022
#46 Brendan Jarvis: What I learned from podcasting

Brendan Jarvis shared what he learned from 2 years of podcasting experience on finding and interviewing top UX influencers.


💡 A better experience for guests and audience: look at the camera and active listening

💡 Be authentic or professional?

💡 How to find guests for a UX podcast?

💡 How to get the workflow organised?

💡 How to deal with “I don’t want to do it today”

💡 Tips for releasing a high-quality podcast every week?

Who is Brendan Jarvis

Brendan Jarvis is the Managing Founder and Principal Researcher of The Space InBetween - New Zealand’s only specialist evaluative UX research practice and world-class UX lab: enabling brave teams across the globe to de-risk product design, and equally brave leaders to shape and scale design culture.





[12:39] A great tip for online communication: look at the camera, listen carefully

[17:33] Tip for managing podcasting: batch the invites

[18:25] Tip for managing a podcast: templates for show notes, LinkedIn posts, tweets etc.

[19:23] Spend at least 1 day preparing for each episode

[21:20] Practice writing questions like speaking, so that don’t need to check the notes often, just go naturally during the conversation

[26:21] The difference of being authentic or being professional?

[33:08] How to find guests for his podcast

[40:45] How to save time? Hire a professional editor!

[46:20] Challenge for making a podcast: finding his voice on the podcast

People or things we mentioned

Brave UX with Brendan Jarvis

Jared Spool

Interviewing Users by Steve Portigal

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

Seth Godin

Fiverr for finding a podcast editor

On Writing by Stephen King

Tim Ferriss on podcasting and blog

55 MIN