Monthly Archives: August 2008

PAB2008 – Neil Gorman


Neil on a roll
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You Shall Know Us By Our Velocity: Making Sense of it All presented by Neil Gorman

Neil blogs at neilgorman.org.

Last year, Neil wowed the room with his “Your Podcast is Not Toaster” presentation – his first presentation… EVER. The truth of the matter is we had no idea what Neil was going to talk about at PAB2008. Nor did he. Neil’s job as conference ‘closer’ was to sum up the important ideas and events of the conference, and toss in some of his own profound thoughts that were not already covered.

Neil delivered.

When Neil talks, workplaces shouldn’t listen.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 JOLT! – Valerie Hunter

Being Visual in an Auditory Medium a Jolt by Valerie Hunter at PAB2008

Valerie produces Movies for the Blind.

Valerie explains how to engage a listener’s visual senses in an audio program.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 – Jack Ward & Shannon Hilchie

It Takes Two: co-hosting is twice the fun for your Audience! presented by Jack Ward and Shannon Hilchie

Jack and Shannon produce The Sonic Society.

Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, Jekyll and Hyde; when it comes to hosting, the word co-host brings twice the interactions, twice the possibility for conflict, twice the fun and more often than not, twice the listenership.

Shannon Hilchie and Jack Ward look at some of the great elements of how co-hosting a show becomes more entertaining, and rewarding on both sides of the microphone than playing it solo – scripting versus unscripting; sharing the work; contrasts and similarities, as well as someone just to help keep the ball rolling on course.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 – Pecha Kucha

PAB2008 conference room (photo by Rick Claus)A group of PABsters self organized and took over the conference room at 8am on the Sunday morning to hold an impromptu Pecha Kucha session. Whitney Hoffman captured the audio and shared it with us to publish it as part of the PAB2008 official conference audio (thanks, Whitney!).

Pecha Kucha participants in order:

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

Photo of the PAB2008 conference room by Rick Claus.

PAB2008 JOLT! – Julien Smith

Social Media and Real Life Achievement presented by Julien Smith at PAB2008

Julien Smith [used to] produce In Over Your Head.

Julien shares how social media has helped him with his five year plan.

WARNINGThis is the only known unedited recording of Julien Smith with no profanity. Listen at your own risk.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 – Nora Young & Dan Misener

What Public Broadcasters Can Learn from Podcasters, and Vice-Versa presented by Nora Young and Dan Misener.

Nora and Dan produce and host CBC Radio’s Spark.

In many ways, radio and podcasting are similar. In many ways, they are different. But both have a lot to learn from one another.

Using CBC Radio’s Spark as a case study, Dan and Nora highlight some of the techniques and strategies cribbed from their podcasting experience and applied to their day jobs in public radio.

Using real-life examples punctuated with audio, Dan and Nora will cover:

  • Matching form and content – using the tools of web 2.0 to talk about web 2.0
  • Showing your seams to break down the fiction of radio — it’s neither live nor perfect
  • Planning your show to create a conversation before, during, and after release
  • Beyond show notes — posting raw audio to add value and subscribers to your blog
  • Crowdsourcing content with blogs and wikis
  • Using Creative Commons music to make your show both pod-and-broadcast safe

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 – Jay Moonah

Time, Space, Media, Messages and Your Podcast presented by Jay Moonah.

Jay produces the Media Driving podcast.

Though both lived and worked in an era long before the ubiquitous computing and always-on Internet we often take for granted today, great Canadian media thinkers Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan have a heck of lot to teach us about podcasting and new media. Their ideas on communication permanence vs. portability and tools for thinking about emerging media technologies in terms of existing ones are often more relevant now then ever. Learn why the medium is, in fact, the message.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 – John Meadows & Scarborough Dude

What Are the Limits? presented by John Meadows and Scarborough Dude.

John produces On The Log and Scarborough Dude produces DicksnJanes.

Podcasting is often envisioned as a means of going beyond the confines of conventional media, but podcasters still face many limits, real and/or imagined.

This presentation explores the various sources of these limits, the power they can hold over us, and the challenges we face in overcoming them. While many restrictions at first glance may appear to be externally imposed, many, if not most, originate within ourselves.

Using discussion, audio video clips, and real life examples, “the Dude” and John don’t promise to come up will all, or even any of the answers, but expect participants will leave with a better understanding of how their own attitudes and barriers impact their podcasts.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 JOLT! – Tim Coyne

Be Authentic a Jolt presented by Tim Coyne at PAB2008.

Tim produces The Hollywood Podcast.

Tim Coyne makes the most out of his trip out east and shares this JOLT in which he relates a personal experience in which social media (ultimately) became the catalyst to improving a personal relationship.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.

PAB2008 – Sylvain Grand’Maison



PAB2008
Photo uploaded by Kingstonist.com

Learning From the Beatles presented by Sylvain Grand’maison.

Sylvain produces Le Quebec en Baladodiffusion.

Sylvain explores the structure of a song and relates it to the structure of a podcast; how the creativity The Beatles unleashed in the studio can help you improve your sound; how to digg a subject like a songwriter would; the history of music making compared to podcast making and it’s place in society, etc… A creative way of showing how learn from another discipline improve your own.

Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:

PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.