Last week was AWESOME! Why? The BlogHer 12′ conference in New York City. During the conference, I had the privilege of moderating a fantastic Podcasting 101 panel discussion with my brilliant co-panelists Deborah Shane and Jasmin Singer. These ladies were INCREDIBLE! They shared from their hearts and gave the audience lots of great information and feedback. Special thanks Deborah and Jasmin for making the panel a success!
Deborah, Jasmin, and I met during the Speakers’ Orientation and recorded a podcast preview of what we planned to share the day before our session. Click here to listen to the Cinchcast podcast.
I opened the panel discussion with a brief introduction on podcasting that included a definition and reasons why people use podcasts and Internet radio shows. See below.
Podcasting represents a type of digital media that allows you to create audio content, organize it into an episodic series of audiofiles that can be subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer, lap top, netbook, tablet, or mobile device when it is convenient to the listener.
2) Key Podcasting Points
Podcasting is used to:
Generate conversations through storytelling, sharing information, and interviewing others.
Create, curate, and market content.
Advocate and promote causes and campaigns that promote social change, social good, social justice, and other issues.
Build and engage community.
Market and promote events, products, and services.
Develop thought leadership expertise and speaking skills.
Gather research and document best practices.
I asked the attendees several questions to determine their level of interest and skills. See below.
How many people host a podcast or radio show?
How many people want to launch a podcast or radio show?
How many people listen to podcasts or radio shows?
After the audience responded with a show of hands for each question, Deborah, Jasmin, and I shared how and why we started podcasting and hosting Internet radio shows. We also gave podcasting and Internet radio show tips and explained the benefits of podcasting and hosting Internet radio shows. Click on the links below to read my blog posts that feature podcasting tips and benefits and to view the Podcsting 101 Pinterest (lots of great resources).