Oct 10

27- Dave Jackson discusses criteria for NMX speaker proposals

This episode is an interview with Dave Jackson, the new Director of Podcasting for the New Media Expo (NMXLive.com) about the criteria for submitting speaker proposals for the upcoming 2015 conference.

Especially now, with NMX being in the same conference as the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, it is possible that many more requests, applications and proposals to be a speaker at this event will be submitted by many podcasters.

As you will hear in this episode, Dave delivers (in a candid interview) his criteria to help podcasters become more successful in submitting quality proposals for this event in the Podcast track. Among them are:

– Have great “take-aways” that include good strategies, proof points, cases-in-point, and actionable information;

– Provide new information by avoiding “re-runs” of prior presentations that were made recently at other events like NMX 2014, Podcast Movement, Podcasters Summit, etc.

– Submit your proposal, even if your topic is in a niche or different genre — as all will be considered, both professional and hobby podcasters;

– Be prepared to be considered as a backup or alternate speaker if you are not selected to be one of the main sessions of limited electives;

– Start working on your presentation NOW, as Dave will be following up with the speakers chosen to make sure that they are going to deliver great content;

and there are other criteria, hints and tips.

Dave will try to ensure that the best content is provided and the best value is delivered to the NMX/NAB attendee and the virtual ticket holder that will consume the content.

Please note:

(1) Please submit your proposals directly to the web site at www.NMXLive.com, and NOT to Dave directly, by NO LATER THAN 24 OCTOBER 2014 — this is a HARD DEADLINE.

(2) Dave’s contact information is located at www.SchoolofPodcasting.com, if you are willing to offer assistance or help to Dave in his management of the Podcasting track.

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Oct 09

26- Other conferences for Podcasters- perspectives from Rob Walch

Most podcasters who consume the blogs and podcast episodes of other podcast shows are probably aware of the 2 big conferences in which Podcasters are involved — New Media Expo in Las Vegas (at www.NMXLive.com) and one specifically oriented to podcasters (and put on by podcasters), Podcast Movement.

This episode is an interview with Rob Walch of Libsyn.com which discusses the “other” conferences (some oriented to podcasters) in which podcasters can attend, present, learn and do some valuable networking.

Rob Walch, who is the vice-president of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn.com, is one early podcaster (producing content since 2004) that has attended every major single podcast and New Media conference since 2005. That is, he attended the Portable Media Expo in 2005, the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in 2006, the Podcast and New Media Expo in 2007, The New Media Expo in 2008, 2013, 2014 — as well as all the BlogWorld and New Media Expos up until 2012. He has also attended Podcamps in various locations, and he is the organizer of a Podcasters Meetup.

Rob’s good fortune currently is to represent Libsyn at these events, since he has a passion for the company and for his job — especially since he still continues to podcast with his shows of Tii (This week in iOS), The Feed and Podcast 411. In doing so, he has a perspective far beyond what most podcasters have, in that he has seen a variety of events that can benefit podcasters and others who are in the New Media space.

Rob Walch at media eventsIn particular, Rob has recently been to the LA Podfest (Podcast Festival in Los Angeles, California, which is held annually and usually in September) for the past several years. As you will hear in this audio episode, his schedule covers over seven events in 2014.

We also discover that Rob has attended and participated in more conferences that provide value to podcasters than just about anyone else in the podosphere.

In addition, we get his perspective about virtual podcaster conference events, about Podcamps as events for podcasters, about Meetups as local events, and about “other” conferences and events that provide value to podcasters.

Rob can be reached at:

email:  Rob@libsyn.com

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