Cutting corners on your podcast reflects poorly on you
By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Cutting corners on your podcast reflects poorly on you

Compelling content isn’t enough to attract, retain and engage an audience. Your content only works if supported by an engaging delivery.

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Their appeal is becoming more selective
By August 8, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Their appeal is becoming more selective

Kevin McGowan, Kathleen Petty and I had a great conversation about the present state podcasting during a segment on CBC Ottawa Morning. The catalyst for the discussion is the recent announcement by Kevin that he’s putting an end to his popular music podcast, The Ruckus. The conversation largely hinged on the fact that most podcasters produce their podcasts […]

Canadian National Day of Podcasting
By November 4, 2010 10 Comments Read More →

Canadian National Day of Podcasting

December 1 has been selected as the one-time, no money down officially unofficial Canadian National Day of Podcasting. The idea is to have every Canadian podcaster, particularly those who have retired or otherwise killed their podcast, from all time will dust off their gear and show to produce a one-off episode in the style they […]

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Five years ago podcasting made its debut as a tool for advocacy
By August 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Five years ago podcasting made its debut as a tool for advocacy

It’s been five years since CBC employees were locked out by management. …five years since CBC Unplugged christened podcasting as an important channel for media talent to stay connected with legions of fans (and vice versa)… five years since Shelagh’s Caravan made its way from Vancouver to Signal Hill, podcasting their unregulated adventures and interactions […]

Beyond Words: What makes great media resonate
By August 25, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Beyond Words: What makes great media resonate

For the first time in the five year history (so far) of the conference, the 2010 edition of PAB featured a balanced mix of speakers from both in and outside the fishbowl. That’s to say, this year’s program featured about 50 per cent external ideas, observations and energy. One such speaker was Mike Tennant, co-creator and […]

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)
By July 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)

Clip videos of the PAB2010 conference speaking sessions are starting to appear online. The first of the series is a nine-minute section of Tod Maffin‘s workshop on “IT”. Specifically, the video focuses on the evolution of media intimacy, from “original” stage performance, through radio, television and now digital media including podcasting.

Making tough choices
By June 1, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

Making tough choices

Like many others, my start in podcasting was shaky at best. I knew I wanted to podcast though I hadn’t given much thought to what I wanted to share and how I wanted to share it. It took a few months to figure things out. What I had to do is listen and learn from […]

Putting personality into corporate digital communications
By April 3, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Putting personality into corporate digital communications

There’s a perception within the business community that promotional media needs to be carefully crafted and presented with a high shine.  The focus is typically on senior executives that are positioned as the face of their companies while reading scripts that are refined to add a poetic wax to the talking head visuals.  We’ve seen […]

Post-production media creation
By February 17, 2009 4 Comments Read More →

Post-production media creation

Early on in my podcasting career, I established myself as a post-production-media-creator; a producer who relies heavily on editing and production techniques to present and craft content for strong delivery using storytelling styles.  It was unusual.  At the time, most podcasters were recording their shows from the hip which gave them an edge and energy […]

Moving the social media money conversation forward
By February 14, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Moving the social media money conversation forward

If you follow the Canadian Podcast Buffet, you know that Bob Goyetche and I have gone out of our way to prevent discussions of money on the show since it began.  Over the last few months, though, we’ve allowed that topic to trickle in and recently, we promoted what we’ve been calling the Money Episode.  […]

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PodPress is STILL a going concern
By December 13, 2008 10 Comments Read More →

PodPress is STILL a going concern

I’ve been one of the many voices expressing concern about the longevity of the PodPress, the incredible podcasting plugin many of us WordPress users have adopted because of its powerful features and ease of use. It’s been easy to worry about the plugin.  Some time has past since the last update (code or even news […]

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Workflow and the Creative Process
By December 1, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

Workflow and the Creative Process

I have just joined the list of amazing speakers and topics for the PodCamp Toronto… Workflow and the Creative Process – A discussion on how to pull together recorded content, chop it up, mix it up and sequence it in a way that delivers a message and/or tells a story that engages your audience.  This […]