PodCasting Basics: What I Learned from Participating in PodCampOhio

PodCampOhio June 28 2008 How To PodcastPodCampOhio — what a massive meet up and sharing of some super information about podcasting, webcasting, and wordPress ideas & how-to’s yesterday in Columbus Ohio at the ITT Technical Institute!

Beyond getting GREAT ideas and step by step how-to’s and what-not-to-do’s, I think some of the best take-away’s for me were:

  • The support and sharing of all this great info — for F*R*E*E!
  • The spirit of comradery among all the participants
  • How fun it was to go there on a road trip with some awesome women business owners
  • I learned as much in the “debriefings” over the meals as I did in the sessions
  • Generous people: After Kenny Ruffin (music/video/photography/web) Media artist won the Soccer Moms Myth book as a doorprize, he was so nice to give it to us to read.  Thanks! 
  • Great Sessions: Dave Jackson Podcasting in Plain English was wonderful and a great intro for those who are still beginners.  He’s a great presenter and -bonus — he’s from Akron. He talked about Blubrry pronounced blueberry , so I’ll have to check out that and libsyn as a hosting place too.  I didn’t realize that there was a media host (server for the media), a webhost (for the blog/website) , the media (actual podcast) and that iTunes was where people went to find it. 
  • Great Sources, Links and Contacts:
  1. All was recorded and will be posted at PodCampOhio’s Podcast by CoefficientMedia.
  2. Talkshoe for hosting. BlogTalkRadio for recording and hosting.  Audacity for recording and editing. GarageBand for recording and editing. Skype’s Pamela or FreeConferenceCall for recording.  iTunes for distributing the RSS.
  3. Mitch Cantor from StudioNashVegas (marketing communications, graphic design agency) posted his slides at SlideShare.net: WordPress 101 and WordPress 201 . By the way, he drove all the way from Nashville to Columbus to deliver the presentation while his wife is 8 1/2 months pregnant!  We were all expecting the phone to ring & Mitch to take flight at any moment.  Best of luck to you and your wife with your new baby, Mitch!  I like your business card too - very creative.
  4. Heard quite a bit about Blip.tv as a f*r*e*e host for audio or video.  Another place I’ll need to investigate.
  5. Check out some of the other podcamps or look for a podcamp near you at PodCamp Community Unconferences.  These Unconferences are: “for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, social networkers, and anyone curious about new media.”
  6. You can learn alot from other PodCamp’s SlideShare shows too. The photo below shows organizer Angelo Mandanto with another staffer passing out more freebies:

PodCamp Organizers Pass Out Door Prizes after PodCampOhio in Columbus

So, here’s my Podcast Plan.  (Comments welcome, especially if I’m on the wrong track with this!!)
My PodCast Content and Technology plan - click on Flickr link above for bigger resolution and sorry about my hard to read handwritting

There are two challenges for me: organizing the content and organizing the technology.  PodCampOhio gave me some great ideas for both, but lunchtime with my friends helped my plan to really come together into an actionable to do list.

We’re all planning to get together for “A Podcast on the Pontoon” in about a month to see how we’ve progressed in a quest for learning to podcast with confidence.

Author: Chris Brown

Business owner operating a marketing consulting firm. Online Publisher. Keynote Speaker.

5 thoughts on “PodCasting Basics: What I Learned from Participating in PodCampOhio”

  1. I love listening to Dave Jackson’s School of Podcasting’s Morning Announcements. I’m glad you got to hear him talk about podcasting. From your notes, it looks like you have a plan, and I think I’ll look forward to hearing your show!

    Make it a great day!

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