TMBA598: Winning with Twitter and Writing for the Web with David Perell
The Tropical MBA Podcast - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle
Today's episode is all about creating content, in particular, how to create written content that people actually want to read. David Perell is the co-founder of an online writing school called Write of Passage, and he is an expert at teaching people how to cultivate ideas and distill them into writing. He's also an extremely savvy marketer, with tons of important insights into the future of social media and internet marketing. David joins us on today's podcast to share specific writing strategies that have worked for him, what it really takes to grow a Twitter account that has the potential to change your business, and a whole lot more.
The Massage: Presented by The McLuhan Institute S1 EP9: David Perell
The Massage: Presented by The McLuhan Institute
Subscribe to TMI Newsletter for all updates: https://mcluhaninstitute.substack.com/welcome David Perell is a writer, podcast host and teacher. He teaches an online course called Write of Passage. https://perell.com/about/ Intro Music is 'Radio McLuhan' by Annelise Noronha --- The McLuhan Institute exists to explore and understand the personal and social effects and implications of technology, following the pioneering work of Marshall McLuhan.
#196 – Turning a Weak Skill into Your Best Asset with David Perell of Write of Passage
David Perell (@david_perell) is someone whose own friends told him he wasn’t a good writer. By his own account, he was “horrible” at it. In this episode, we talk about why he decided to get really, really good at writing instead of just giving up and what specific techniques made it possible. Learn how to write online: https://writeofpassage.school/ Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@david_perell Listen to David’s podcast: https://perell.com/podcast/
Reading, Writing and Learning - Deep Dive with David Perell
Write of Passage - https://go.aliabdaal.com/writeofpassage David Perell is a writer, podcaster and founder of the course Write of Passage. He has a highly successful newsletter as well as a blog where he writes essays covering topics from travel and culture to media, marketing, and technology. He also teaches thousands of people how to improve their writing online, share their ideas, and build an online audience through his popular course, Write of Passage. In our conversation, we'll dive deeper into the writing process, how to write good content for the internet and how to build an audience. Website - https://www.perell.com/ Newsletter - https://www.perell.com/newsletter Medium Profile - https://medium.com/@david_perell Twitter - https://twitter.com/david_perell Write of Passage Course - https://go.aliabdaal.com/writeofpassage Notion Summary - https://www.notion.so/aliabdaal/Deep-Dive-David-Perell-e0c56382cf064f1cadfe0f51e6270ace MY FREE ONLINE COURSES: 🚀 Productivity Masterclass - Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/productivity 🎬 Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - From Beginner to YouTuber - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/video-editing 🎓 How to Study for Exams - An Evidence-Based Masterclass - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/studying 😃 How to be Happier - Stoicism Masterclass - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/stoicism MY FAVOURITE GEAR: 🎥 My YouTube Camera Gear - https://kit.co/AliAbdaal ⌨️ My Keyboard - Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/keyboard 📝 My favourite iPad Screen Protector - Paperlike - https://go.aliabdaal.com/paperlike 🎒 My Desk Accessories + Todo List - Ugmonk - https://go.aliabdaal.com/ugmonk MY FAVOURITE SOFTWARE: 📚 How I remember what I read (Readwise) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/readwise 🎵 Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/epidemicsound 🌐 My website platform (Ghost) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/ghost 🎤 My podcast hosting platform (Transistor) - https://go.aliabdaal.com/transistor OTHER RECOMMENDED COURSES 📔 Effortless Output with Roam Research - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/roam 📓 Building a Second Brain - https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/basb 🎙 MY WEEKLY PODCAST - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdXpN-Z7LyTgc3OLo_Zw2Pg My brother and I host a weekly podcast where we discuss happiness, creativity and the human condition. You can find it by searching “Not Overthinking” on any podcast app. And we post clips + full episodes on the YouTube channel, so please subscribe to that! BE MY FRIEND: 💌 Sign up to my weekly email newsletter - https://email.aliabdaal.com 🌍 My website / blog - https://www.aliabdaal.com 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/aliabdaal 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/aliabdaal 🎮 Twitch - https://twitch.tv/aliabdaal WHO AM I: I'm Ali, a junior doctor working in Cambridge, UK. I make videos about medicine, technology, productivity and lifestyle design. I also have a weekly podcast with my brother (https://www.notoverthinking.com), and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things (https://email.aliabdaal.com). 🌍 My website / blog - https://www.aliabdaal.com GET IN TOUCH: If you’d like to talk, I’d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren't enough hours in the day to respond to everyone 😭 PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from 😜 https://youtu.be/ObI7Vct70EA
David Perell is a creator, writer, entrepreneur, teacher, and student (of life). In this conversation, we spoke about his upbringing, why he loves becoming friends with older people, and some of the people who have influenced David's journey (Tyler Cowen, Casey Neistat, and Gary Vaynerchuk). Enjoyed this episode? Check out my free, weekly newsletter – Tuesday Treasure.
For the past few years, David Perell has produced some of the most popular writing on the internet.On this private call, David and Stew Fortier talked about: David’s system for picking winning ideas How David writes things that resonate Some key lessons that David teaches during Write of Passage What David would do if he was starting over today
S1E02 - David Perell: Building an Audience That Creates a Personal Monopoly
In this episode, Co-Founder of Double Up and Supercast Aidan Hornsby interviews David Perell on building an audience through Twitter and the impact of writing online.David Perell is a prolific writer, investor, and founder of Write of Passage, an intensive online writing course to accelerate your career. As host of the North Star Podcast, he interviews successful people such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jason Fried, and Ryan Holiday on what drives them.We talked about:The impact of building an audienceHow David’s twitter account is more valuable than his college diplomaThe business school of the futureHow podcasts open David’s mind up to new ideasCreating a Personal MonopolyEnjoy!---Subscribe to Supercasters Premium for FREE to get bonus content with every episode: premium.supercast.com (it’s free, takes 2 mins, no special apps to download).For this episode, our bonus section includes David talking through his flywheel business model, which neatly illustrates how his writing, tweeting, podcasting, teaching, and investing all come together and build on each other for compounding effect.---If you enjoy the podcast, we’d be honored if you could leave a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Help your fellow podcaster find us!Follow Supercast: @supercastFollow Jason: @jsewhoyTimestamps2:08 From television anchor to writer: David Perell's story3:42 Writing is the new networking6:07 Playing with and communicating interesting ideas6:54 Starting the North Star Podcast9:37 "My audience is the single most valuable thing in my life"10:58 Download numbers are not the quality and size of your audience12:14 The unlimited competition for somebody's attention online14:47 Starting out on Twitter, and social media feeds16:08 Twitter is a filter for people who resonate with you17:07 Conversations tear down the mazes of our internal psychology19:22 How podcasts open David's mind up to new ideas20:57 Each medium has a bias22:52 Why we should give lots of free stuff away25:51 Personal Monopoly and intersecting ideas through writing29:17 Testing business models and writing with passion30:27 Being the center of attention paralyzes us32:28 The power of writing pseudonymously34:52 Audience building is a game of compounding37:45 How David Perell became successful on Twitter39:24 Focusing on email, podcasting is a black box40:29 Podcasts are an opportunity for trust42:51 Podcasts coincide the most with ordinary life45:15 Building the business school of the future46:46 Building audience-first productsPremium Timestamps0:49 David Perell's Flywheel business model3:22 The difference between open and closed social platforms6:02 YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world8:42 The book as a business card, and a subscription podcast12:50 David Perell's tips on building your audienceLinksDavid Perell's WebsiteDavid's TwitterWrite of PassageCreditsSupercasters is a Kelly&Kelly production. The show was created by Supercast, the easiest way to add a paid membership to your show. Get paid to podcast at supercast.com.