Podcamp Toronto Greatest Hits Post #1

Just prior to Podcamp Toronto 2007, Connie Crosby posted these great tips for preparing for Podcamp and they are just as valid today as they were two weeks ago.  The only thing I can add to this post is that with the increased numbers in attendance this year, be prepared to be flexible, spontaneous and to meet lots of great new people.

Oh, and look for me, Sean McGaughey in the duct tape hat.  🙂

Thinking Beyond the Podcast – Those Final Details

As we close in on the big weekend, a few things you will want to consider:

  • business cards! Are you going to tear up bits of paper (or, yes, cardboard) to give people your podcast name, URL, and email address? Or will you get your act together this time and actually make up real business cards? Although I am “just a blogger” I realized my work-related business cards are just not cutting it any more! So, I poked around and found some really cool cards that–heh–actually cost me more than all my web hobbies combined for a full year, perhaps with the exception of my high speed connection. My husband thought I was off my rocker, but they are way cool. I’m not telling you what they are until they are actually here. Crossing my fingers they get here in time for podcamp!
  • promo items. Besides a business card, is there something you are planning to do or hand out to make me remember you and later check out your podcast? Stickers are popular and relatively inexpensive. Any other ideas or pointers out there?
  • making an entrance/standing out in a crowd. Okay, so if everyone has a microphone out and is conducting interviews, what is going to make YOU stand out from the crowd? Cool equipment? Funky clothes? Big hair? Trophy wife on your arm?

So, it’s time to start thinking beyond the podcast and getting those other details in order. If you are going to do this, now’s the time!!


Big Hair Lady
Originally uploaded by TACD.


Podcamp Toronto Podcast 15– Here we go again.

Listen to Podcamp Toronto Podcast 15: Here We Go Again

Last night we had a very successful Toronto Podcaster’s Meetup at the Imperial Public Library, with over 20 people in attendance.   Connie Crosby and me, Sean McGaughey, took some time to record a podcast and ask everyone in attendance to share their thoughts about Podcamp 2009.

Connie’s new podcast:  Community Divas

Sean’s new podcast:  Catholic New Media Roundup

Podcamp Toronto – Feb. 21 & 22 at Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University.  Sign up on the wiki at http://podcamptoronto.org

Podcamp Toronto Podcast #3: Introducing Connie Crosby, Unsuspecting Podcaster Wannabe

Podcamp Toronto Podcast #3

In this episode of the Podcamp Toronto Podcast, Sean McGaughey (our own ductapeguy) introduces podcaster wannabe Connie Crosby to the idea of learning to podcast for the first time. (Run time: 14:06)
Show notes:
Podcamp Toronto
1:30 What is the key philosophy behind Podcamp?
2:11 Evo Terra
Podcamp AZ
4:34 Facebook video (Facebook account required to access).
5:00 Seesmic
5:27 ductapeguy suggests recording chapters, poetry with Librivox as a great entry place for recording audio
6:26 should we have a theme song?
6:47 Audacity – free open source program
8:27 Uncle Seth
9:10 Podsafe music
Podsafe Music Network
9:40 Creative Commons
see also: Creative Commons Canada
Sean’s Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
10:19 Flickr
10:55 Podshow.com
MySpace Music
11:30 Podcamp Toronto Feb 23 – 24, 2008 at Ryerson University
12:11 Canadian Podcast Buffet, episode 85 year end wrap-up

Send feedback or volunteer to be interviewed for future episodes:

ductapeguy @ hotmail.com
conniecrosby @ gmail.com
or leave an audio comment at MyChingo

Podcamp Toronto Podcast #2: Interview with Tommy Vallier

Podcamp Toronto Podcast #2

I conducted this interview with Tommy Vallier as part of my post Podcamp Boston coverage on my site at http://ductapeguy.net. It seems to fit better here, so here it is. Tommy Vallier is a blogger, community developer at Talkshoe, and new media enthusiast. He regularly bends my brain with his insights into new media. He has some great ideas about the direction podcamps should be pursuing.

Connie Crosby and I, your humble bloggers, have been talking about producing a regular podcast leading up to Podcamp Toronto. I have some ideas about the form and content of the podcast, but I would love to have lots of community content and input right from the beginning, so…

What would you like to get from the Podcamp Toronto Podcast? What sort of content and information would be important to you?

Post your ideas and suggestions in the comments, leave us a voice message using mychingo, or send me comments at ductapeguy at hotmail dot com .

Podcamp Toronto Bloggers’ Coverage of Podcamp Boston

Your two intrepid podcamp bloggers, connieblogger and myself (ductapeguy) are providing ongoing coverage of Podcamp Boston as it unfolds.

Connie is actually in Boston liveblogging the sessions she attends. You can see her updates at http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/.

Alas, I am at home in Ontario but have been recording updates from Podcampers over skype on my site at http://ductapeguy.net.