Feb 09

76- Brave New World for Podcast conferences

In this episode, we ask the question of the Podcast conferences for this year — not only for planning, budgeting and focus issues — but also if this is, indeed, a “Brave New World” in podcasting conferences (to use the borrowed phrase from A. Huxley and his book).

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400As you will hear in this audio episode, what brought about this topic for us was the post that Jeffrey Powers included in the google+ community stating that a malware advisory (that has now turned into a blocked page and alert) was being delivered at the NMX site.

And just before posting this episode, we did, indeed, confirm the advisory and warning about malware on the NMX2016 site. Very sad to see that.

So, in this episode, we review the 4 different major Podcast conferences for 2016:

1.  Podfest in Tampa Florida (where Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting  will be one of the key speakers) from 26-28 in Tampa, Florida;

2. Podcast Movement 2016 from 6-8 July in Chicago;

3. LA Podfest in the September-October time frame in Southern California;

and

4. New Media Expo 2016 — originally and tentatively scheduled from 18-21 April in Las Vegas. Note that this event was originally scheduled to be once again held along with the National Association of Broadcasters Show (i.e., NAB Show).

There is uncertainty and doubt about the present and future of NMX — especially with the event having been scheduled to begin in less than 2 months from the publication of this episode.

But the main reason for exploring this question is that, as podcasters (or aspiring and potential podcasters) who wish to get value from these conferences, we need to:

– Plan our schedules for attending inbound in-person events;

– Plan our travel, including costs;

– Plan and confirm our budgets for these live events;

– Plan our CONTENT before, during, and after these events — especially if the content focuses on the value or results of attending the conferences;

and

– Plan our messages that we may deliver to our audiences of the value received from being involved in one of these conferences.

Perhaps we will know more after the Tampa, Florida, event — especially if Dave Jackson provides an episode in his podcast which will deliver a good review of Podfest Florida (and the value it could bring to the podcaster, the exhibitor, and those who networked).

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Aug 01

57- Feedback from PM2015- NOT starting a podcast

Tom Schwab - not starting a podcastDuring the keynote presentation of the Podcast Movement 2015 conference, the audience was asked to demonstrate who has NOT started a podcast. Although a great amount of the people attending the keynote that responded to that question DO intend to start their own podcasts, there are those who say that they WILL NOT START a podcast.

Case in point is Tom Schwab, who is @TMSchwab on twitter.com. He is an attendee who explains his take-away from 31July2015 — that is,  of NOT starting a podcast.

However, it is NOT because he does not feel that podcasting has no value. He is logical and truthful for a well-thought reason — YOU MUST HAVE THE CORRECT RESOURCES TO PODCAST (in this case, TIME is the issue). My respect for this businessman is enhanced, because he obviously wants to provide a QUALITY deliverable to his potential audiences.

Instead, he is going to focus on BEING A PODCAST GUEST, so that he can be promoted and grow his audience of listeners who hear him on other people’s show, and thus grow his leads and prospects, and thus improve his business and exceed his objectives.

In these few seconds, an attendee gives an appropriate reason for not starting a podcast — he has the right idea.

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Aug 01

55- Adam Curry – PODFATHER – accepts Hall-of-Fame Award at PM2015

Adam Curry as HOF Inductee - 31July2015Although I cannot physically attend the Podcast Movement 2015 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, I was able to get both the audio and video content of the acceptance speech by THE PODFATHER, Adam Curry, at the evening’s first ever Podcasting Hall of Fame Awards ceremony on 31July2015.

Our thanks to Gene Naftulyev for publishing a twitter tweet that carried the link (see below for tweet link) for the video.

Here, you have both the audio and video portion.

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So, what is Adam Curry’s biggest “take-away” from podcasting?…

“To be successful [in podcasting], you have to connect with your audience.”

As you may be aware, Adam Curry started the Daily Source Code (still in iTunes(R)  podcast in the early days over ten years ago, and he currently podcasts his own show called No Agenda, with his co-host John C. Dvorak — aka “THE BEST PODCAST IN THE UNIVERSE.”

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You can watch the video at this link: (posted on twitter by Gene Naftulyev)

Adam Curry at Academy of Podcasters : youtu.be/tLQfAtOUcvk?a via

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Mar 19

43- Update on Podcast Movement Conference and Call for Speakers

In this brief episode, we will cover a short update on the upcoming Podcast Movement conference, scheduled in Fort Worth Texas at the Omni Hotel. Pre-conference events can start on July 30, 2015 and the conference ends on August 2, 2015.

Podcast Movement siteThe conference has added these programs, education and other events:

The Academy of Podcaster awards and the induction of the first group to the HALL OF FAME will occur on Friday, 31 July 2015. During this ceremony, the first two inductees will be Adam Curry and Leo Laporte. This is a FREE event, and the doors open at 5:00 p.m. Central time at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. (Note: the workshops and the conference sessions require a paid fee).

There are also some workshops that are being conducted (for a nominal fee) all day  before the formal beginning of the conference. So far, four are confirmed, and two others will be added later.

In addition, Meetups are welcomed, and you can schedule a meetup for your community of viewers, listeners and raving fans.

In addition, the conference is still on schedule to open on Friday, 31 July 2014, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth — and continue for the next two days.

And finally, the Call for Speakers has gone out. You can submit a form with your proposal, if you wish to be a speaker at the Conference. But the deadline to submit your application is April, 2015.

The summary of categories and the links are included, below.

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LINKS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE & EVENTS

(1) For information and registration for conducting meetups, please visit this link:

http://podcastmovement.com/session/dedicated-meetup-time-all-day-thursday/

 

(2) For information about the conference and schedule, and to register, select this link:

http://podcastmovement.com

 

(3) For information about submitting an application to be a speaker, select this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rT8-xgi6UmRAmiQ8ql6MdgoLVgEENa1mZdxDHCrcEGc/viewform

 

(4) For information about the workshops, select this link:

http://podcastmovement.com/session/

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Feb 20

39- Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame

In this episode, we interview Gary Leland, who describes the information and details about the newly-announced program called The Academy of Podcaster Awards and the Hall of Fame.

Academy of Podcaster Awards siteThis program will hold its first recognition event of these awards and the inductees of the Hall of Fame on the first day of the Podcast Movement Conference on 31 July 2015 at Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Hotel.

Announcement siteAs you will hear in this episode, Gary discusses how the program came about and the objectives of the awards, as well as the information about the Board, the Academy members and the eligibility for the awards and the Hall of Fame recognition.

Since this is the first year of this program, there will be room to grow and improve in the coming years.

Our thanks to Gary Leland for making a vision of these types of merited awards come true since his idea back in 2006.

About Gary Leland

Gary has been active for over 10 years in the Podosphere and was one of the very first podcasters. In addition to his Podcast Pickle directory and work with Podcast Island during the Second Life Program, he is also the current publisher of the quality app that is an electronic magazine for Podcasters called Podertainment.

Podertainment MagazineWe will be getting updates from Gary and the web site along the way at New Media Expo  in April, 2015, and afterwards in discussions leading up to the Podcast Movement Conference event and the ceremony on 31 July 2015.

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Jan 30

38- Virtual Event- Business Podcaster Summit – a review

In this audio episode, we deliver a review of the Business Podcaster Summit online conference — aka a Virtual Event — for podcasters who want to establish podcasting as a business or take their podcasts to the next level in monetization or profit strategies.

 As you will hear in this audio episode, this virtual event took place during the last two weeks of January, 2015. With a dozen sessions delivered by speakers chosen by two of the folks that started Podcast Movement (the conference), the topics ranged from Building Podcast Communities and Creating Mailing lists via Podcasting to Crowdfunding — and more.

I myself attended the conference online during the live presentations. I tried to get some of the materials, slides and download the audio episode and chatroom transcripts — although some of these were not readily available, even after a few days of the live session.

Overall, I feel that the summit provided great value to those who could not attend the previous Podcast Movement conference (or get the content from the virtual ticket) — as most of these selected speakers also spoke at the August, 2014, conference (many times with the same or related presentation). In fact, this review highlights what I considered the top 3 sessions.

Of course, even though there were only 12 sessions of 50 to 60 minutes each, an attendee always wishes that there had been more sessions — especially from well-known business successes and thought leaders with monetization in podcasting, such as Paul Colligan, Daniel J Lewis and others (whose absence was considerably noticed by experienced podcasters).

Indeed, for those who could not attend the live sessions, the replays have a web page for those paying customers — and as soon as they are available, they will add more value to the podcasters who want to consume the content from this virtual event.

It will be interesting to see the content and sessions from the upcoming Podcast Movement 2015 conference and the subsequent Business Podcaster Summit.

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Jan 04

35- Podcaster Virtual Event in January 2015- with a Special rate

In this episode, we deliver to you the news of a discounted rate for attending a live virtual event for Podcasters — the Business Podcaster Summit 2015.

As you will hear in this audio episode, we review briefly the differences between a live virtual event and a virtual ticket from a live conference. Then we proceed to give some details about the upcoming Business Podcaster Summit, and the special rate of attending for only $97 US dollars — good until 20 January 2015.

As you will hear in this audio episode, this program actually delivers the best of both worlds of a live event and virtual ticket to the podcaster audience — attending a live event in an online environment, as well as getting the replays of both the audio and video recordings from the virtual event (and even transcripts) after the event.

The EventBrite site provides the discount promo code of LIST50, as well as a list of the attendees for the event, and also a list of Q-and-A.

 The link for this is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-podcaster-summit-2015-online-podcast-conference-tickets-13358600935?discount=LIST50

As I mention in this audio episode, I do NOT have an affiliate link for this event. My recommendation is for podcasters who could not attend Podcast Movement Conference in August of 2014 and who did not get the virtual ticket. Because the speakers for this event are almost the same as key presenters at Podcast Movement earlier, this may bring some value to new or aspiring podcasters who want to monetize their shows.

I myself will be attending the event, and I will report on this Summit afterwards.

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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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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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Aug 19

14- Interview with Jonny Andrews at Podcast Movement conference

We deliver an interview with Jonny Andrews, a first-time attendee to a Podcast event. On the first day of Podcast Movement conference, he shared with us his growth from published content (i.e., books to be read) into podcasting.

However, Jonny is no stranger to entrepreneurship or success in marketing and growing your audience. As you will hear in this podcast episode, he is getting a great deal of value from the Podcast Movement Conference.

He also has a relatively new podcast called “Audience Hacker”  at www.audiencehacker.com.

About Jonny Andrews:

Since discovering how to “hack” the publishing industry, Jonny Andrews has been known as the “go to guy” for author entrepreneurs when it comes to launching a successful business or books by growing their audience first.  His techniques for using “leveraged” publishing systems landed his personal book on the Kindle homepage feature for Business & Investing producing tens of thousands of downloads.  He has also propelled clients works to over 15,000 sales in their first week, hitting #10 on Amazon and #2 on the Wall Street Journal.  His systems have helped thousands create massive publishing successes in both fiction & nonfiction by the use of a simple but powerful 3 step “clarity hacking” process.

As you will hear in this audio interview, Jonny may be contemplating adding podcasters to his potential audience or client set.

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