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