How an Interview Fail with Gary Vee Inspired the New Brandcaster Self-Recording Microphone

How an Interview Fail with Gary Vee Inspired the New Brandcaster Self-Recording Microphone


Hey there, Tracy and Tom Hazzard, founders
of Podetize here. And we thought we’d tell you the story of
how my interview fail with Gary Vee inspired the Brandcaster Self-Recording Microphone. It really is a great story. For those of you that don’t know, Tracy is
an Inc. Columnist and an Authority Magazine Columnist. You had this opportunity to go to a BlockChain
conference in Las Vegas called ChainXchange and had the opportunity to interview some
really famous people. Yeah! Really cool people, Molly Bloom, Steve Wozniak. I got to interview WOZ!! It was my dream, which is why I went there. And along the way they had other people that
I could interview, Gary Vaynerchuk was one of them, Common was there, and it was just
a really cool event, and I’m kind of a blockchain skeptic but I thought, ‘I can do this, I’d
ask a lot of great questions.’ So I grabbed all my equipment, you all know
what I’m talking about: microphones, XLR cables, the Zoom device, I had a cameraman, and a
tri-pod, and you know the whole thing that you got going on there. The “bag lady” that you feel like or the bag
man, I don’t know that doesn’t sound as good, but the bag lady that you feel like when you’re
carrying around all your equipment. So we had this really interesting opportunity
to interview all the different people on a panel and Gary Vee was one of them and he
was the last in the row so I’m in a row backstage and Common is warming up on stage because he’s
the entertainment and so all the noise on the back of the camera is just crazy, and
I’ve got my microphones and he’s coming up and I’ve got my zoom device and I realize
I can’t shake his hand if I’ve got the Zoom device in my hand, so I drop it down to the
floor, he walks up, I shake his hand, I hand him a microphone, and we go. We have 3 minutes and we do this incredible
back and forth question and answer and question and answer and everyone’s staring at us with
their jaws dropped thinking this is a great interview! And you know how you feel? You feel so great when you do this great interview
and you know it’s going to be a killer podcast. That’s that feeling. So he shakes my hand and he says, “Great questions.” And he walks away and I’m like WOAH! Then, I pick up the Zoom device and discover… You discover you lost that interview didn’t
you? It was gone! The device had died because the batteries
had gone out, and for those of you who had never use one before, if you don’t have headphones
plugged in or if you’re not watching the light on it, you won’t know that the SD card ran
out or the batteries ran out. You won’t know. And that’s exactly what happened, and of course,
the camera man couldn’t pick up any sound so we didn’t even have any backup to remind
me what questions I asked because it was in the moment there was like all this adrenaline
right. So it couldn’t even pick that up because there
was so much bad sound from the stage back where Common was performing. Did you get a second chance? So we ran over to get Gary and asked him if
we could do a new interview and he said at some point in the future, but I haven’t taken
him up on that yet, and I’m gonna do it now because I want to share what came out of it. Of course right after the interview and after
I found this all out I was devastated and I was pissed. I was so pissed. Oh I got this really irate phone call and
Tracy is like talking and I’m like woah I can hardly hold the phone close enough to
my ear cause she was really angry, understandably so, you had this great opportunity and you
lost it and you rarely get a second chance at those things. Absolutely, so this was the thing I was screaming
at him, I was like this has to be simpler. This has to work, this has to give me a warning,
this has to have replaceable batteries, this has to have no cables, this has to be so super
simple, and of course it has to be good quality. Here the thing, you know I’m yelling at him,
but the thing is he knew what to do with it, because what you all maybe don’t know about
us is that before we became podcasters 5 years ago, we were product designers for over 20
years. So we’ve designed and developed 250 products
and 39 patents, maybe more now, 39 patents that are on the market today at mass market. So we had factories, we had development teams,
we knew what we were doing here. Tom really knew what he was doing and within
2 weeks of my complaints, he came up with the initial design that is now the Brandcaster
Self-Recording Microphone. Which is right here, we’ve developed it, we’ve
sourced it, the tech is all done, it’s really ready to go and it is so simple. This is all Tracy would have needed to hold
to interview Gary Vee. This is it! SO SIMPLE! It would have been so awesome, it has lights
on it, it has an SD card it’s so easy and then the best part about it is if I just want
to use this as my regular mic when I do my interviews via Zoom at my computer for podcasting
it works perfectly well there too. Yeah, absolutely, it’s just ultra simplified
everything. You also are promoting your brand on the built
in mic flag customizable with your brand, super easy and we just made the device we
wanted to have as podcasters and we know that you as either a podcaster, video caster, of
any kind, live streamers, right? But you know the other best part that I really
love, which was kind of a surprise as we started to develop it and learn more about it is that
the sound actually is higher quality than it is when it goes via cable to the computers
or to the devices. So you’re getting a more direct sound that
is higher quality, I love that about it, that we ended up with a better quality microphone,
and it’s simpler. It’s all self-contained, there’s no signal
loss going from one device to another through a cable in a nutshell, so it just has made
it really simple. So we’re bringing this product to Kickstarted
soon, BUT before that, we want to give you and everybody watching this video an opportunity
to PRE-ORDER it and get your microphone even before the Kickstarter backers get theirs,
and at the LOWEST price that will ever be offered. Yeah, why not be one of our early adopter
influencers, whether you’re a YouTuber or a live streamer or a podcaster jump on board! Let’s get these Self-Recording Brandcaster
Microphones out in your hands before anybody else gets them!

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