Feb 28

78- Perspectives of Podfest conference from Dave Jackson

From an attendee, participant and speaker — i.e., Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting — we deliver a discussion of his perspectives of the recent Podfest conference in Tampa, Florida, and the value that this event delivered to the attendees and speakers. We get this dialogue direct from the event venue over the phone. Dave informs us of the conference structure, the attendees, the exhibitors, topics and the networking…and much more.  We even discuss whether this conference may become a key, big event for podcasters.

Dave Jackson at PodfestWe recorded this over the telephone with Dave’s audio coming from the speakers of an iPhone, as Skype(R) was giving problems and was unreliable. Thus, the quality coming from Dave is not the same as ours (since our end of the recording was on a set of Zoom(R) condenser mics). We apologize for that, but we had to make concessions with the tools that we had — especially with Dave in a mobile environment at the venue just after the conference program wrapped up and finished.

One other note:  we purposely left the entire discussion UNEDITED — so that you can hear the natural discussion without any artificiality. Well, is that not how a “podcast reporter” should deliver the happenings and perspectives to you, the audience?

As you will hear in this audio podcast, topics that we discussed were following:

– the venue and its suitability for this second annual event;

– the structure: one main ballroom (a single “tract”) for the entire 3 days, instead of multiple sessions running concurrently;

– the estimate of attendees and who they were (i.e., aspiring podcasters, current podcasters, etc.);

– the topics that stimulated interest, excitement, passion and discussion — e.g., monetization, niche areas of passion, etc.

– the exhibitors — who they were, the value delivered to the attendees and the areas they covered;

– the NETWORKING and the buzz during the event, especially in the area of possible partnerships, projects and joint ventures;

– and finally, Dave’s perspective of the possible growth of the event — especially a question of: will this event grow to be the podcast conference for the first half of the year? (even superseding NMX?)

Podfest web site

– the 2 announcements at the beginning of the interview: (1) Dave Jackson has adopted the title of PODCAST MENTOR; and (2) in March, 2016, Dave will be an employee of Libsyn. We wish him well.

You can contact Dave at:

(a) web site and flagship podcast at: www.schoolofpodcasting.com; or

(b) via email at dave @ schoolofpodcasting.com [to avoid spam]

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Dec 22

71- Perspectives on Podcast Conferences – 2016 and beyond

This end-of-year episode delivers a Podcaster’s perspectives for Podcast Conferences for upcoming 2016 — and beyond.

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The eight main “conferences” or “meetings” for Podcasters (and, to some extent, New Media Professionals) are:

New Media Expo (aka NMX)

Podcast Movement (aka PM)

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB)

Podfest Florida or Podfest Tampa

LA Podfest

Podcamps

Local Podcast Meetups (via www.meetup.com)

Each of these are mentioned. There is also a backstory to the change of preferences for the value of these conferences, and a hint of some issues that may be haunting some of the more successful shows that delivered value at one time to the podcasting community.

From the large national conferences (like NMX and Podcast Movement), we also deliver some perspectives on the REGIONAL and local podcast conferences, meetups and Podcamps. I myself will deliver my perspectives, since I have been a speaker at the main national conferences, as well as a Podcast Meetup Organizer and a speaker at many Podcamps.

Finally, I apologize to all my listeners, since I had a forced absence due to not only technical problems and a failure and replacement of my main system for podcasting, but also for being caught up with a bed-ridden flu and bronchitis that rendered me unable to deliver any value to you, my audience.

To all of you, I wish you a happy holiday season and a bright next year for your success as a New Media Professional and podcaster.

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Sep 29

65- For Intl Podcast Day – what about a day for New Media or Content Creation

IntlPodcastDay2015This brief BONUS episode is one to celebrate the second annual INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAY — but it is also to reflect and ask the question about expansion of the celebration to encompass ALL New Media and/or ALL Content Creation.

Many of the podcasters today are not just podcasting alone — many are screencasting, blogging, videocasting, YouTube-ing, authoring, scoping, blabbing, etc.

The question discussed draws an analogy from 2005 of the original Portable Media Expo of the desire for a small, closed community limited to one form of content creation  and distribution — i.e., podcasting. We can relate that with the opposite desire to EXPAND the celebration and community to include the other forms of content creation and distribution in the NEW MEDIA space — i.e., New Media Expo or NMX.

This reflection tries to address the reality that many podcasters are now expanding into these other forms of New Media and they are increasing their skills and making more value of their “toolkit” that they can offer to customers and clients, as well as to the New Media Community.

Case-in-point is the podcast show that expands the topics, training, education and courses into another area of New Media:  i.e., Podcasting for Screencasters and Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts.

In any case, we wish everyone in the New Media Community a Happy International Podcast Day 2015!

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Apr 16

49- Podcasting for non-profit organizations – strategies and case study

In this episode of Podcast Reporter, we deliver the FULL presentation that was given at New Media Expo 2015 (i.e., NMX2015) about Podcasting Strategies for non-profit organizations — with a case study of 2 veterans service organizatiions.

NMX2015-presentation-cover-slideThe topics covered in this session are:

-Starting a Podcast for a Non-Profit Group
•Growing a podcast audience for non-profits
•Strategies to create and enhance content
•Strategies for Interviews in non-profit podcasts
•Case studies: Veterans Service Organizations
•Strategies for fundraising
•Strategies for longevity
•Summary and Q/A

NOTE: You have multiple formats to consume the content of this podcast episode:

(1) You may consume ONLY the audio mp3 of the presentation, with no slides:

Select this link to listen to the audio of the NMX2015 presentation (without slides).

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(2) If you wish to view or download the slides from a pdf document with NO audio:

Select this link to view or download the slides from the NMX session of 16April2015.

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(3) If you wish to consume the content (like a webinar REPLAY), then here is an mp4 file that will contain the audio, as well as automatic moving of the slides — but it is NOT a webinar or virtual ticket replay (it is the FULL version of the details of the presentation):

Select this link to view the “webinar-like” mp4-file screencast (audio with slides – automatic).

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Apr 15

48C- Podcast Awards at NMX with Guest Adam Curry

This episode describes the guest appearance at the NMX (New Media Expo)  Podcast Awards ceremony in Las Vegas by the one and only “PODFATHER,” ADAM CURRY.

This short episode gives a recorded live snippet after the event, where many were re-connecting with Adam and thanking him for making Podcasting possible for all of us. To Adam Curry — “In the morning!”

Note: on the last day of the NMX event, we will deliver a podcast episode that will contain the content of a session that will be of value to some podcasters who fall within  a certain niche.

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Apr 14

48B- Podcast Alley podcast from NMX with Podcast Reporter

This episode is the recording that was captured at the Podcast Alley location at NMX (New Media Expo) in Las Vegas on 13 April 2015.

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400We had discussions with:

Matt Cox, who is the lead host for BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS podcast;

John Lingard, who is the co-host (who came from the UK to attend NMX) for the BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS podcast;

Jared Easley from Podcast Movement at podcastmovement.com

Gabriel Murillo from the workshop at Podcast Movement 2015.

This concept of Podcast Alley was created for this show by Dave Jackson, who is the manager of the podcast track for NMX 2015.

 

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Apr 14

48A- More interview discussions from the NMX exhibits and Podcast Alley

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In this episode, we include an interview on the show floor of the exhibits at the New Media Expo (NMX) with Gabriel Murillo. This describes the workshops that will be held at Podcast Movement 2015 (the conference) in Fort Worth on 31 July 2015.

Gabriel is sponsoring the workshop (all day from 8am to 3pm Central time) just before the Podcast Movement Awards ceremony on 31July2015 — this workshop is for the spanish-speaking community of podcasters and is called SOY PODCASTER.

Gabriel and his partner are exhibitors in a booth at NMX representing the workshops to be held at Podcast Movement 2015.

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Apr 14

47- Live from the NMX Podcast Alley- Nick and Mike

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400In this brief episode, we interview Nick Seuberling and Mike Dell from the show floor of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We are next to the Podcast Alley location, and we chat with these two podcasters about their experiences with NMX (New Media Expo), , their expectations from this event, and their impressions of NAB (the National Association of Broadcasters Show).

We will have another episode that provides more brief interviews and links to discussions with other podcasters at NMX.

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Dec 20

33- Colligan’s upcoming book and Podcast Virtual Conferences and Virtual tickets

In this episode, we have two topics:

I. HOW TO PODCAST — A Book by Paul Colligan coming in February of 2015

Paul Colligan pre-launches his new book called “HOW TO PODCAST: 4 Simple Steps to Broadcasting Your Message To Smartphones, Connect Cars, Tablets, Televisions And More”

Paul-Colligan-book-for-2015-2014-12-20_13-23-16Paul is encouraging podcasters to submit the methods which they use to create and publish and promote podcasts. He is basing the first 4 chapters of his book on his 4 simple steps:  (1) Create digital media; (2) Put it online; (3) Get it podcast-ready; and (4) Tell the world.

And the next several chapters will deal with case studies of podcasters (who submitted their workflow details to Paul) and how they created and published their podcasts.

You can find out more details at www.ThePodcastReport.com. 

Refer to episode 26 and 27.

The book is going to go live in February of 2015. There was a special price of 99 cents in December when the announcement was made. Paul mentioned that he was going to offer the book at special prices again in the future. And in some live events, Paul intends to deliver the book for very little or no charge.

Of course, this reporter will review the book when it is published, and there will be a special episode that will deliver the information to you, our audience.

II.  Podcasting Live Conferences, Virtual Conferences and Virtual Tickets

The second part of the episode deals with the description, comparison and contrast of the following types of podcasting events:

(1) Live inbound conferences:

Examples are:

New Media Expo (NMX) and Podcast Movement

(2) Live inbound unconference:

Examples are:

PODCAMPS, FreelanceCamp, WordCamp, CareerCamp, ProductCamp, etc.

(3) Live Virtual Conference:

An example is:

Business Podcasters Summit

(4) Live Virtual un-conference

PODCAMP CITY ONLINE, 2007

(5) Virtual ticket:

Examples are:

New Media Expo (NMX)  and  PODCAST MOVEMENT

As you will hear in this podcast episode, when you, as a podcaster, prepare to deliver a presentation at a live event that provides recordings later on in the form of a virtual ticket, you should prepare for delivery to both the live audience sitting in front of you in the breakout session room; and also to the virtual ticket audience that will consume the video of your session several weeks or months later.

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Sep 19

Bonus Episode 7- Podcast awards and NMX update

 Annual Podcast Awards Update — “Under new management”

 An announcement came out recently from both the NMX team, as well as a video from Todd Cochrane about the upcoming Annual Podcast Awards — which have recently been given as part of the schedule for NMX 2013 and NMX 2014.

However, the Awards event has been transferred to the NMX team, starting in April of 2015 at the upcoming NMX 2015 event.

To find out more about the Awards announcement directly from the NMX team, as well as seeing the video created by Todd Cochrane, select this link.

Podcaster Alert: Call for Speakers at NMX 2015

 The call for speakers at NMX 2015 is official, and it is available as a form online for any podcaster, screencaster, blogger, video producer or content creator. It would be wise to submit your application early. And this year, the evaluator of the submitted applications will be different than before.

 

You can sign up to be a speaker at NMX 2015 by going to the following link:

https://blogworldexpo.wufoo.com/forms/nmx-speaker-proposal-2015/

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And finally, we have a quick reminder that September 30th will have a couple of events for podcasters:

(1) National Podcast Day:  this event will be celebrated, and there are resources to help you join and participate in its celebration. For more information, you can go to the link at:

www.NationalPodcastDay.com

(2) Free webcast for podcasters on “how to podcast” from Paul Colligan. You can get to the video of this free webcast at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV7cm1ll7Nw

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