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2007 Podcast and New Media Expo Audio


2007 Complete Event Audio

Get immediate access to the complete set of audio programs from the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo. Our QuickCast™ service allows you to download all of the recordings from the Expo now:


The complete set:
All 3 Keynotes & all 50 Session; 53 recordings total now just $99.00.

Once you complete the transaction, you will receive an email from GigaVox Media with complete download instructions.

Highlights include:

  • Keynote: Howard Lindzon of Wallstrip
  • Keynote: Jim Louderback of Revision3
  • Keynote: Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine of Ask A Ninja
  • Bruce Sharpe – Simple Post-Production Techniques to Get Professional Soundli>
  • Rich Harrington – Field Production Strategies for Video Podcasting
  • Michael Geoghegan – Selling the Unique Value of Your Content
  • Roxanne Darling – Video Podcasting for Business
  • Jason Van Orden – How to Generate Buzz and Extend Your Brand with Social Media
  • Panel – Metrics in New Media: Showing Results and Judging Success
  • Panel – Music Licensing for Podcasts and New Media – A Crash Course
  • Alex Lindsay – Behind the Scenes at MacBreak and PixelCorps
  • Paul Colligan – The 7 Secrets of Monetization

Complete List:

You can find complete listings of all sessions including detailed descriptions here:
Day 1, Friday, September 28, 2007
Day 2, Saturday, September 29, 2007
Day 3, Sunday, September 30, 2007

HeadRoom Desktop Amp …

headroom.jpgOccasionally I am contacted by manufacturers of gadgets and gear offering review pieces that have nothing to do with new media production. In most cases I cordially decline. Recently we were presented with the opportunity to a review a device, and my initial thought was it is just another example of something that would not be of interest to the readers of this weblog or to me personally. In this particular instance I was wrong. I really enjoyed testing the performance of the product that I am about to introduce to you to.

The HeadRoom Desktop Amp is much more than what it’s name implies. This customizable component offers a wealth of connectivity options, and most importantly it is capable of reproducing excellent sound quality. In fact, I was surprised when I realized how much better my headphone audio output sounded through this device compared to what I am accustomed to on a daily basis.

Let me explain…

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First Copy of Podcast Academy™ Book Arrives!

Podcast Academy BookThis last week I received my first advanced copy of our new book, Podcast Academy™: The Business Podcasting Book. This is one serious book. When I agreed to do the project, I did what any respectable “Editor-in-Chief” would do. I invited the smartest people I know to act as authors. They turned out an impressive 420 page tome that weighs in at a hefty 2.3 pounds! If you are involved in any sort of corporate or organizational podcast initiative this is the book for you. Should be on store shelves by the end of the week. Bravo once again to our impressive list of contributing authors: Greg Cangialosi, Ryan Irelan, Tim Bourquin, and Colette Vogele!

Podcast Academy Book Series

Podcast Academy BookWe are pleased to announce the first release in a new series of Podcast Academy™ books. Late last year we were approached by Focal Press (the same publisher who does the National Association of Broadcasters book series) to do a series of professional level books geared towards how businesses, organizations and charities can use podcasting. It sounded like a great project and one we felt would support the goals of the Podcast Academy. These are books aimed at the podcasting professional.

The People:

We were able to assemble an awesome line up of contributors for this first book. Greg Cangialosi has done an outstanding job in the role of lead author. Greg runs Blue Sky Factory and has been involved with some impressive podcast projects including those for Disneyland, Pontiac and Verizon among many others. Greg is joined by an incredible group of contributing authors: Ryan Irelan of Airbag Industries & Podcast Free America, Colette Vogele of Vogele & Associates and Rules for the Revolution podcast, and Tim Bourquin of TNC New Media, producer of the Podcast & New Media Expo.

The Idea:

The book is written for businesses and organizations of all sizes. When we began to put together the outline for the book it was clear that there was no resource on the market for businesses and organizations and how they can leverage podcasting as a communications medium. This book is not another podcasting how-to or technical book, but rather a practical overview of the medium and how you can go about deploying it within your own organization.

The Book:

The book is broken into three sections and is roughly 400 pages. First is an overview of podcasting, examples of corporate podcasting, podcasting’s role in the social media landscape, and what organizations need to consider before jumping in.

The second section is an overview of the podcast production process. We cover everything from planning decisions, all the way through to the production of a podcast and the power of RSS. Also, in this section, we cover the legal issues organizations need to consider before they delve into a podcasting initiative.

The third section of the book focuses on podcast distribution, building an audience/community, monetizing content, and measuring success. Not only do we cover specific strategy for distribution but also include detailed chapter on podcast monetization.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the contributors for their tireless efforts, it certainly shows in the finished project.

The book is available for pre-order now at Amazon.

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The Podcast Academy™ is the longest running professional podcast training event in existence. Held at locations such as Duke University, Boston University, the Yahoo! campus, and the Podcast & New Media Expo, we offer one and two day-long courses that have attendees returning year after year.

Be sure to check out our new book: Podcast Academy: The Business Podcasting Book: Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your Podcast