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Podcamp is Upon Us

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for August 11, 2016.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive

I love the geek Christmas of Podcamp Pittsburgh.  It’s that event I get to be a part of every year where I get to bath in knowledge.

Podcamp Pittsburgh started in 2006 as an extension of the initial Podcamp Boston, bringing together creative people starting to make some great stuff with that ere of the Internet, whether that be Podcasting ( we used actual iPods back then!), blogging, or video.  It introduced me to the Should I Drink That crew, iJustine before many knew who she was, and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers, our hosts for the event.

We didn’t know what a “Tweet” was yet.

These days we still discuss Podcasting. But beyond blogging we’re all trying to wrap our heads around Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, 360 video, and any number of other things we can do from our phones.

I’ve also seen everyone from budding bloggers with a voice to significant businesses being represented at Podcamp Pittsburgh over the year.  Often just in the crowd learning from others.  It’s still a powerful FREE tool for its attendees I offer everyone to come and check out in person, make friends, hand out your business card and make some friends.  Those contacts and friends I’ve made from this event have led to some fun times and great business opportunities over the years.

Podcamp Pittsburgh is August 13 & 14 at Point Park University University Center.

Check out the schedule here

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An Evening with Podcamp - Jim Krenn

What is your Podcast Purpose?

Spending an evening with some of the greatest people on Podcasting. There were several great topics that came up in the hour and a half of discussion.  You can watch or listen to that panel here.

I felt like we talked in great detail about one version of Podcasting.  But I want to make clear there are several.

An Evening with Podcamp with Podcasters Jim Krenn, Professor Buzzkill, Brian Crawford, Katie Dudas and Buzzy TorekThe product: Jim Krenn is the product.  His show, much like radio, much like television, is based on the concept that the content is what made you show up.  And you sell advertising against that because they want that audience.  Or you can go HBO and have people pay directly for you content.

Either way,  you need to have some thing people care about in a mass if you want this to be your business.

The enhancement: the other side of Podcasting is the informational component for some other business entirely as per of their content marketing strategy.  The idea of advertisers may not be a factor and you want to talk to your current clients,  or continue to paint yourself or your business as the expert.

The sounding board: but in the end, maybe you just have something to say.  You just want to talk about movies, politics, or whatever out load and see if anyone wants to listen.

That’s the beauty of Podcasting.  You don’t have to need to be selling something or be aiming to unseat Marc Maron. But people can listen to you just as easily as anyone else on the platform.

What do you think? How else would you define certain Podcasts that I may have missed?

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Capture It. Stream It.

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for April 28, 2016.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

One of the early tenements of Podcamp Pittsburgh that I was 100% on board with was the idea to capture it and share it.  This lead to me grabbing a video camera, shooting my own sessions, and doing what I could to capture more of the event I was really into over the years.  Now, of course, I work more directly in the event to capture all of the sessions for sharing, of course.

This is something has become MUCH easier since we started over 10 years ago.

This week, I conducted the Intro to Audio Podcasting session for Podcamp Bootcamp.  We usually only have a handful of people, and a small room that we couldn’t really expand in anyways, but it made so much sense to prop up my phone in the back of the room, and give Facebook Live a try. It’s no live stream that we do for Podcamp, or other tech events with some high end hardware, but it captures the event. But I was surprised by the response.  Over 50 views that have watched at lease a part of the video, and one comment from someone watching it along with their class. This gives some great content to Podcamp Pittsburgh’s page, which many have even commented how dead things have been in the recent years, and helped more people experience this.

That’s what makes me excited about the Periscopes, Facebook Lives and Google Hangouts.  These are simpler ways to capture video, moments, and talks that were inaccessible previously. Many times just with your phone.  (which is a super computer in your pocket anymore). Talk to more than those who were able to be there in person.  Spread knowledge. And maybe you’ll find more opportunity as well!

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Basic Sorganomics

Basic Sorganomics: Your Creative Group

Find your group. Watching the lull and regrowth of Podcasting in Pittsburgh, and why we should find our groups to compare notes and grow as a Podcaster, Blogger, or other creatives.

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Power Hour

LB and The Sorg Morning Afternoon Power Hour 15

Power HourIt’s another day on the North Side lunch hour as we discuss Will’s upcoming camping trip, Podcamp Pittsburgh and more!

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The Power Hour is a casual conversation with long time Podcast friends Will Rutherford (Panel Riot,Wrestling Mayhem Show) and Michael Sorg (Sorgatron Media) as they discuss what’s good in the world.