Now going on it’s 4th year, I believe the 2008 New Media Expo is the place to be for those interested in all things podcasting (and beyond). For those interested in the corporate deployment of a podcast, I would invite you to attend my session.
Hope to see you there!
New Media Expo organizer Tim Bourquin just sent an email announcing that the conference sessions for the 4th Annual New Media Expo has been posted. As promised, the sessions, which fall into five “tracks” (Audio and Video Creation 101, Attracting and Growing Your Audience, The Business of New Media, Audio and Video Creation and New Media Strategies), look to be heavy hands-on, with speakers who’ve walked the walk.
This is great news.
While I believe podcasting is a powerful branding and customer relations tool (naturally), I believe those who attend the Expo will be exposed to many ways to further that concept to their executive staff. The problem many people interested in putting podcasting to work for their company is a lack of details. How do I get started? What should I look out for? What is the best ways to get this project off the ground? What’s a process that can work for me? A review of the sessions available leads me to believe these questions will be answered.
I want to personally invite anybody who has even the most basic interest in podcasting to attend the conference. I’ve been asked by several people if it’s open to the public…it is! I can assure you that those of us chosen to speak will be working very hard to make sure you get everything you paid for! As a matter of fact, Tim had a great comment about his selection process:
“I take a close look at every proposal we get and before giving the final approval, my question to my conference coordinators is always, “If this is the only session a person goes to at the event, will they leave thinking the entire trip was worthwhile?” That’s what makes New Media Expo different than most everything else out there.”
How about that for a selection criterion?!? Nice!
Will you be going to the New Media Expo? If so, what do you hope to achieve by attending? If not, why not? Add a comment and let me know!
Just received word from Tim Bourquin, Founder & CEO of TNC New Media, that I’ve been invited to be a speaker at this year’s 4th Annual New Media Expo held in Las Vegas. The conference runs from August 14-16 and will be the place to go if you’re at all interested in learning about podcasting.
Tim and his brother Emile (The Podcast Brothers, by the way) put on an EXCELLENT conference. I’ve been especially impressed with Tim’s drive to create a conference that really delivers for the attendees. This year’s expo will have no panel discussions at all—just to-the-point instructional sessions that focus on educating the attendee.
Plan, Produce, Publish and Promote: The Four Keys to Podcasting Success
This hybrid session is for those interested in developing a podcast for their organization and will include lecture and workshop (interactive) material.
We will begin with an introduction into how to effectively position your podcast to executive decision-makers. We will focus on what does and does not work when proposing a podcast as a suitable addition to your media mix.
We will follow with a careful examination of each of the Four P’s of Podcasting®: Plan, Produce, Publish and Promote. For each step, using session attendee’s real-world needs, we will work out exactly how to approach the successful design, development and deployment of your business podcast.
This session will be most valuable to attendees willing to actively participate. Those who do will understand how to develop a podcast for which you, your customers and your employees will be proud. For those more subdued attendees, you will benefit from seeing how a successful podcast is structured.
I hope those of you reading this blog will come out and see me. Considering they received over 700 speaker submissions, I am particularly happy to be included among a very small group of people chosen to speak. I expect a good time will be had by all and…what the hey. . .it’s Las Vegas, first round is on me!