Social-nuclear dynamics: a top ten list for community leaders
By June 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Social-nuclear dynamics: a top ten list for community leaders

A keynote I delivered with Bob Goyetche at Northern Voice forced us to understand how our collaboration created community and opportunity.

CreatorCamp Ottawa: behind the scenes (part 3)
By December 5, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

CreatorCamp Ottawa: behind the scenes (part 3)

In part two of this series, the logo and venue for CreatorCamp Ottawa had been finalized and confirmed. We chose Wiki technology for the site because of the speed at which we could establish the CreatorCamp website and the ability to allow others to contribute. The premise is anyone can edit the page and do […]

CreatorCamp Ottawa: behind the scenes (part 1)
By November 18, 2010 6 Comments Read More →

CreatorCamp Ottawa: behind the scenes (part 1)

Since announcing CreatorCamp Ottawa, there has been a bit of buzz about the idea and several people have approached Bob and me to ask about the event and the possibility of organizing one in their own city. So, I’ve decided I’d use my blog to go behind the scenes of organizing the first ever CreatorCamp. […]

Register now for CreatorCamp Ottawa 2010
By November 17, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Register now for CreatorCamp Ottawa 2010

Calling all creators — anyone who cooks meals, makes quilts, produces videos, paints, writes books, designs spaces, composes music, sculpts, takes pictures, etc… The first ever CreatorCamp, an event that celebrates the creative part of creative pursuits, is taking place in Ottawa in exactly three weeks. CreatorCamp has one organizing principle… sessions MUST be about […]

Digital channels and public affairs/politics
By November 16, 2010 5 Comments Read More →

Digital channels and public affairs/politics

Chris Brogan issued permission, yesterday, for bloggers to make mistakes (see How to write three blog posts a day). Listen up: you are hereby granted permission to write imperfectly. You are hereby granted permission to write clunkers. You are hereby granted permission to write posts that you don’t think are finished, and push publish anyway. […]

Audio recording a presentation with a lapel mic
By March 7, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

Audio recording a presentation with a lapel mic

It’s been quite a while since I blogged about audio and video production. So, I’ll take advantage of an email I received from Robin Browne to let this one slip in. In his email, Robin says he’s been using the internal microphones in his Zoom H2 portable digital recorder to capture presentations with good results […]

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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Have a coffee? Go to PodCamp?
By May 1, 2008 9 Comments Read More →

Have a coffee? Go to PodCamp?

Whitney Hoffman and I spoke Sunday evening about the debate over the fee for the upcoming PodCamp Boston.  It seems that many people are quite upset about the fee and have used the argument that communities shouldn’t charge its members to participate in events.  That’s when we started to talk about physical communities and financial […]

Blevisus Creditus Magneticus
By April 26, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

Blevisus Creditus Magneticus

For a thin guy, I sure cast a giant shadow. Even though I’m always transparent about the collaborative nature of the projects I’m involved in — Canadian Podcast Buffet, Podcasters Across Borders and Just One More Book to name a few — my collaborators including Bob Goyetche and his wife Cat, and my wife, my […]

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The lengths we’ll go to…
By February 28, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The lengths we’ll go to…

Chris Sherry (creator the the Kaflooey podcast) dredged up this gem of Bob Goyetche and me following Podcasters Across Borders 2007. According to Chris, Photoshop was not involved. Registration for PAB2008 opens on March 15. Original photo by Nico.

The future strength of PodCamp is in three verticals
By February 25, 2008 9 Comments Read More →

The future strength of PodCamp is in three verticals

I have been participating in a dialog on Chris Brogan’s site (Thoughts for Future PodCamps). As part of the conversation, Joel Mark Witt says of PodCamp Ottawa, “I think it is important not to have Podcamps become glorified ‘teetups’ ‘tweetups’. Not saying that yours did – just worried that they will become too informal“. Joel’s […]

Hiding in the Closet – a podcast by the Zero to Podcasting group
By February 24, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Hiding in the Closet – a podcast by the Zero to Podcasting group

It was a full house in Studio A of Ryerson University when Jay Moonah kicked off PodCamp Toronto 2008 with a direct question: “How many of you are not yet podcasting?”. Well, I can’t remember the exact wording of the question, but it was along those lines. The last time I saw that many hands […]