Podcamp Toronto logoThis year Podcamp Toronto celebrated its tenth year with a great conference covering podcasting, digital media and more.” Here is my quick report after the event. Visit the Podcamp Toronto 2016 site for more information.

If you were there, please add your own thoughts in the comments.

Here are the show notes:

[00:01] Welcome and intro

[01:23] Presentation by Hani Mourra on podcasting productivity. Some of the tools mentioned include: Trello, Asana, Canva, Pixlr, Pablo by Buffer, RelayThat, Skype, Call Recorder, Pamela, Zencastr, Clammr, Buffer, Jetpack

[04:17] Get royalty-free sound for your podcast at Freesound.org, AudioJungle, Shockwave Sound. Check out Hani’s WordPress plugin for your podcast: Simple Podcast Press (affiliate link). Download Hani’s tips.

[06:00] Rob Clark spoke about preventing procrastination. You can see his presentation here.

[07:08] Connie Crosby led a session on The Clothing Drive, a grassroots effort to gather clothing for Syrian refugees in Toronto, powered by a smart Facebook campaign.

[07:46] My session on the business of podcasting (the concept) and The Business of Podcasting (the book) included discussions about the differences between producing your own podcast and podcasts for clients; dealing with legal and compliance issues; outsourcing, contracts and invoicing and more. You will find details in the book.

Women in podcasting panel
The Women in Podcasting panel. L to R: Eden Spodek, Angela Misri, Valerie Hunter, Stephanie Cooke, Emily Milling

[08:53] The panel on Women in Podcasting was well received. The panelists talked about their experiences as women in the world of podcasting, and touched on topics like vocal fry and uptalk. Eden Spodek mentioned that listenership of the Ada’s Sisters podcast (co-hosted with Angela Misri) doubled when they put the show on YouTube. Other panelists: Emily Milling, Stephanie Cooke, Valerie Hunter.

[10:05] Podcasting trends, based on my observations: Seemed to be more podcasting sessions at Podcamp Toronto this year; podcasting is here to stay; adoption is growing; easier to find and listen to podcasts now; money is no longer a dirty word.

[12:25] Podcasting as a form of content marketing; podcasting as thought leadership or a way to show your expertise (listen to Trafcom News Podcast 137, where Carl Friesen talks about the topic of showing your expertise.)

Trafcom News Podcast 137: How to show your expertise

[12:46] Example of Jesse Brown and his Patreon campaign for the CANADALAND show.

[13:33] Socializing at Podcamp Toronto; Jay Moonah and Amaya performed.

[14:00] Shout out to the original Podcamp (Boston) co-founders Christopher S. Penn and Chris Brogan. This was the tenth year of Podcamp Toronto. Thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, speakers and participants.

[14:25] Upcoming episodes of Trafcom News Podcast will feature an interview with Kare Anderson about the “mutuality mindset” and a chat with Steve Lubetkin about getting good quality audio.

[15:00] Upcoming Toronto presentations and workshops:
March 10, 2016: Get known, get remembered, get business with social content: an evening presentation for the Professional Independent Communicators group at IABC/Toronto.

April 1, 2016: Get known, get remembered, get business with social media and content marketing, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

May 13, 2016: Social Media 101, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

[15:44] Your comments on the show are welcome! Please comment here on the blog or by email at donna AT trafcom DOT com.

Theme music for this podcast is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet.


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