Last week, I was among the 1,000 current and aspiring podcasters to visit Fort Worth, Texas for Podcast Movement. I have attended some nice conferences over the years and this one is definitely in my top five. The organizers put together a great experience for the attendees and I enjoyed meeting lots of new people with great ideas. Being around that kind of creative energy gave me life. I was reminded creativity has to be nurtured and you must surround yourself with people who encourage and inspire you to be your best.
I am not often thrilled by the session line up at most conferences. Many of the speakers spend more time telling you how awesome they are instead of respecting the audience time by giving them value. That was not the case with the sessions I selected to attend at Podcast Movement.
I was honored to kick off the PMx style talks on Friday and it was one of my favorite talks I have ever given. I took the attendees back to my childhood dream of being a DJ and the mixtapes I used to make. I am glad to say it was one of the most fun talks I have ever given and I was glad to see the audience resonate with my story. I can not stress enough the importance of making sure your talk is about the people in the room. It doesn’t matter how awesome you are if the audience isn’t engaged.
Now, getting on to this week’s episode. I am going to share some of the insights I gathered from the sessions I sat in on. A couple of them were technical which is exactly what I wanted to hear at this stage of my podcast and others were geared towards marketing, storytelling and growing your audience.
I love being a part of this movement. Being in the midst of so many kindreds was electric. I am glad I started on this journey. Also, do me a favor and leave a rating and review of the show in iTunes. It helps the show be found by more people and I want to make it the best it can be. Thank you, friend!
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