Way back in 2012 we chatted with a young Steve Dangle, only a few years removed from his days at Ryerson. It’s been awesome to see how Steve has developed and created an even bigger niche for himself. I always cite Steve as an example of a guy who took his own path, created his own content and distribution channels and forged his way forward. If you want to be an on-air person, prove it. Steve has done just that. We caught up to him to see what’s new.
Taylor Shold: It’s been awhile since you’ve been on SMG…what are you up to now?
Steve Glynn: Currently I work for Sportsnet creating content for their website and I am occasionally featured on Hockey Central. I have a podcast titled the Steve Dangle podcast. I also publish my work on theleafsnation.com.
Taylor: How has networking helped your career?
Steve: Networking is how you maximize opportunities and the position you’ve put yourself in. I worked hard, put myself out there and made some good content. My contacts however, are what have kept me employed this entire time.
Taylor: At what point did you realize you could earn a living doing what you’re doing and what would you say to others who want to follow in your footsteps?
Steve: It was probably in 2010 when I went to the Olympics with Nike. That was surreal and something I never expected. Advice? The best way to get better at something is to do it and keep doing it.
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Taylor: How did your ‘feud‘ with Nick Kypreos come about…You guys good now?
Steve: I made a video about tanking that Nick didn’t like very much. I think he was playing it up for TV, were good now he’s been on my podcast and it was a lot of fun.
Taylor: What is the biggest misconception of what you do?
Steve: A bit of a misconception is that I just hang out with the Leafs every day and go to games for free. I actually rarely attend games or practice.
Taylor: Social media is key to your personal brand…How can someone stand out these days to build their own following?
Steve: Be unique, engage with your followers and this last ones a tough one… don’t be an asshole.
Taylor: What’s next for Steve Dangle? Is there a day where you retire the ‘Dangle’ and are just “Steve Glynn, hockey broadcaster”?
Steve: I’ll let you know when i get there, I’m having fun just going year to year.
Taylor: Finally, what is your best advice for anyone wanting to be a full-time content creator?
Steve: Create lots of content. You can’t do it professionally until you prove you can do it. You need a portfolio and following so that will put you in the best position.
Make sure to follow Steve on Twitter @Steve_Dangle and catch him weeknights on Hockey Central at 6:30pm on Sportsnet.
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