I just came back from Podcamp Toronto 2007. All I can say is WOW!. This was an excellent event. I would like to give a huge thanks to all of the organizers. This was no small feat to pull this off.
- Leesa Barnes of Podonomics – Organizer, Media Liaison.Â
Brent Morris of TheÂ ClosetÂ GeekÂ Show – Organizer, Volunteer Liaison.Â
Julien of the InÂ OverÂ YourÂ HeadÂ hipÂ hopÂ podcast – Organizer, Tech Guru.Â
Mitch Joel of TwistÂ Image – Organizer, Publicity/Promotions
Podcamp was a collection of sessions for the novice to advanced podcaster. Podcasters and Podcaster wannabees from both the US and Canada came out to learn more about marketing, branding, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), improving audio quality and building your community and traffic. Several of the sessions are available to view at the Podcamp Wiki. Â Mitch Joel’s presentation on branding was excellent. Julien Smith’s discussion about Google couldn’t care less if you have a podcast was both entertaining and enlightening. Christopher Penn gave 2 sessions on the tools needed to expand your audience.Â There were many other sessions that you can review on line.
The one area that seemed to be missing was Podcasting for newbies. From a showing of hands in a few sessions it appeared to be 20-25% of the attendees had not produced a podcast. Contrast this against some of the attendees who had been podcasting for 5-10 years. (IÂ wonder what podcasts were calledÂ before the iPod?). I offered my services to put together a presentation for the next camp to talk about all the steps I have learned over the past months about podcasting. I also offer my knowledge to anyone who has questions about Podcasting. I will be doing a series of posts over the next few weeks precisely about this topic. So if you have a question, leave me a comment.