I just returned from the 3rd annual Podcast & New Media Expo held in Ontario, California. It was a fantastic show, with a lot of educational content in the general sessions (held in large ballrooms and other conference rooms) and on the show floor. The “Podango Unconference,” held in Podango’s booth was especially good. I’ll be posting photos and highlights from the show over the next few weeks, but for now, I’d like to post a link to a video for which I was interviewed. I spoke with Kara Ratliff from WebProNews about the presentation I gave during the show on Saturday entitled: How To Make Your Content Easy For “Grandma” to Consume: Simplifying RSS Feeds, Video Formats and Flash Players for Your Audience. Click on the screen shot below to view the video on WebProNews.com.
You can also find more than 15 other interviews on WebProNews.com from the Podcast & New Media Expo here.
This week I’ll be sharing some of my favorite resources, doing some reviews and offering some photo-related tips on ImagingInsider.com. I have learned a lot from the resources that they cover on the site, and I especially like the web links they often highlight to tutorials and camera/software reviews. It’s not easy to find well-written articles and podcasts geared toward advanced amateurs and professional photographers, but I think they do a great job doing just that, and that’s why I’ve offered to be a guest editor this week, and also why I serve on their Board of Advisors. I just posted my first article on ImagingInsider.com about one of my favorite audio podcasts: the iLifeZone.
A few days ago, I was invited to be interviewed as a guest on the StartupNation community podcast. StartupNation is a radio show, series of podcasts and a website, with articles covering many aspects of starting and maintaining a business. There are forums which I’ve learned quite a lot from, and they just launched the StartupNation Marketplace, where people can list their services, or post their requests for services without any fees. In the podcast, Joel and I discuss some ideas for enhancing the StartupNation site. It was an honor to have been invited and I thank Joel and StartupNation for the opportunity.
To listen to the podcast, or subscribe to the RSS feed visit this page, or you can download the mp3 by cutting and pasting this link into any browser (https://tinyurl.com/28tgsl). Joel Welsh asked me to choose a few of my favorite songs from the Podsafe Music Network, and at the end of the podcast, you’ll hear Jennifer Richman’s song “Beautiful Girl,” which I first heard on one of my favorite podcasts, C.C. Chapman’s U-Turn Cafe.
There’s a short video on the bottom left of this page which gives a good overview of what StartupNation is all about. The founders of StartupNation are Jeff and Rich Sloan. They wrote a book entitled StartupNation, Open for Business. I’ve read it and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get good advice for starting or expanding a business, or for those who have an idea or invention that they believe should be on the market. Jeff and Rich Sloan also do a syndicated radio show, which features interviews with business leaders, questions from budding entrepreneurs and “elevator pitches” from callers.
The podcast feed has many of the recent shows, plus additional podcast-only shows. They recently did an “elevator pitch” contest, which I found entertaining and informative.
All the best,