How to Create Moments of Connection in Your Video Conferences with Ian Fraser


Today’s guest on The Prosperity Perspective Podcast is no stranger to 2020–and COVID-19’s absolute rewrite of occupational reality for most businesses across the world. Today, guest Ian Fraser joins our host, Liam Leonard, to talk about how he changed an 18-year-old business centered around person-to-person communication in the workplace to a completely online, virtual game-hosting and culture-building business in a fast pivot. Ian will share with us the necessity of embracing workplace changes as opportunities and fosterers of new and innovative ideas. Learn what’s on the large menu for Ian’s business in the near future and see how you can take advantage of the tech around you, from simple Google activities to platform-building opportunities.





3 Key Takeaways:

  • Why you should have a broad view of your financial journey

  • Why you should consider investing back into your business

  • Why the people you hire will make or break your business


Show Notes:


[0:27] Ian tells us about Weve

  • Its product of 18-year-old business, the Go Game

  • Its function as culture builder through games

[1:27] What made him want to start this entrepreneurial journey

  • His dream about playing a game with someone else

[3:27] Where Ian invested his extra income when it started happening

  • Dealing with a big recession

  • Deciding that the biggest thing to invest in is their own business

  • “We decided that really, we were a big thing to invest in: our business.” -Ian Fraser

[5:19] How Ian navigated raising a family and running a new company

  • His wife’s role in their beginning operation runs

[6:49] Is Ian’s investment strategy the same today?

  • They’ve found more balance

  • Securing their 401Ks

  • Investing in Crypto

Keeping an open mindset

  • “I think it’s important to really have a broad view of my financial journey.” -Ian Fraser

What he would have changed

  • Ian would have swung harder for the fences

  • His example of geo located mobile tech

[11:15] The most exciting thing Ian is working on today

  • Their new virtual video conferencing platform

  • The massive opportunity for people to connect globally and have fun

[13:46] Does Ian see himself as a competitor to Zoom and other video conferences?

  • The goal to become a platform and content offering company

  • Their goal to fill up their google platform with activities

  • The crowded landscape of trying to make remote work more exciting

[17:25] Are they full-swinging with this new idea?

  • The old business is still there as plan B

[19:48] Ian’s advice to those looking to get to a similar place where he’s at

  • “Just focus on the people that you’re bringing on. That’s everything.” -Ian Fraser

  • How Ian finds the people who put wind in the sails and don’t anchor the company down

  • Being able to interview so much farther and wider

  • Embracing the new ways of recruiting

[22:00] How to avoid picking people who only appear to perform

  • Giving tests

  • Asking them about the crappiest job they’ve had

  • Finding people who can solve problems on their own

About Ian Fraser:


Ian Fraser is the co-founder and chief executive officer of The Go Game/Weve, the leader in team-building and culture-driving games. Ian and chief technology officer Finn Kelly co-founded The Go Game in 2000 to bring fun to work through interactive games, events, and experiences that make employees feel connected and engaged. In 2020, The Go Game launched Weve, which creates dynamic digital environments that enable real engagement that goes beyond the market standard video conferencing tool.


Connect with Ian Fraser:


Website: Weve.co

Instagram: Wevetogether

Email: ian@weve.co


Connect with The Prosperity Perspective Podcast:


Website: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dmlcap/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMLCapital

Twitter:https://twitter.com/goalagain?lang=en

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