189 Kyle Gray | The Story Engine

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Harry Duran welcomes storyteller, professional speaker, bestselling author, and fellow podcaster, Kyle Gray. Kyle is an entrepreneur and bestselling author who helps startups and small businesses grow with content marketing strategies. He specializes in creating systematic processes and templates that are easy to implement and help grow businesses effectively. His book, The Story Engine, outlines the success he’s had in becoming a content-creation king.

In this episode, we talk all about Kyle’s background creating meaningful and impactful content via blog posts, books, digital videos, podcasts, and much more. We learn about the genesis of The Story Engine Podcast, a show that teaches listeners how to make marketing easier, more powerful, and fun through storytelling. Kyle and Harry talk about the multi-faceted challenges that Kyle has faced as a podcaster. One key challenge is noting the subtle nuances between creating content via the written word versus the spoken word. Kyle discusses how much he has grown as a host and interviewer and the approach he takes to interviewing his guests. Harry and Kyle both provide examples of tools they utilize to enhance their interviewing experience. Kyle stresses the importance of drawing boundaries with guests and being mindful of the listener. Finally, he breaks down the key points of his Harvest Method blog post, an in-depth piece of content he created that has yielded tremendous results.

What We Covered:

  • 03:38 – Harry welcomes Kyle Gray to the podcast
  • 05:08 – How Kyle met Harry
  • 08:15 – Kyle’s background prior to podcasting
  • 11:25 – The early stages of The Story Engine Podcast
  • 16:25 – The differences between creating content via the written word and the spoken word
  • 19:23 – Kyle talks about how his blog post on The Harvest Method led to a collaboration
  • 21:57 – The importance of continuously adding value
  • 24:49 – How Kyle has grown as a host and an interviewer
  • 27:59 – Understanding where to draw boundaries with guests
  • 31:00 – Tools Harry utilizes when interviewing for podcasts
  • 33:36 – Techniques Kyle utilizes while producing his podcast
  • 37:06 – Kyle explains the four steps of The Harvest Method
  • 46:22 – How Kyle updates his content
  • 48:37 – Kyle’s educational and travel background
  • 51:06 – Kyle discusses the books he has authored
  • 57:45 – He shares a unique case study from The Harvest Method
  • 1:00:55 – What is something Kyle has changed his mind about recently?
  • 1:02:10 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Kyle?
  • 1:03:56 – Where listeners can follow Kyle


Links Mentioned

Focusrite Website

WP Curve Website

Kyle’s Podcast

Kyle’s Website

Kyle’s Instagram

Kyle’s Twitter

The Story Engine Podcast Website

Kyle’s Facebook

Kyle’s LinkedIn

Kyle’s Landing Page

The Harvest Method Blog Post

Books Mentioned

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)

Kyle’s Books:

The College Entrepreneur: How to leverage your university to build a business, escape the rat race and live life on your terms

The Story Engine: An entrepreneur's guide to content strategy and brand storytelling without spending all day writing

Podcasts Mentioned

The Tropical MBA Podcast

Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin

Tools Mentioned

Guest Guidelines for a Successful Interview



Kyle’s Landing Page

The Harvest Method Blog Post

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