Ep.41 – Deep in the Heart of Podfest
Kyle and Tim record live from the biggest virtual podcasting conference in the world – Podfest Global Summit 2020 – and tell you what we’ve learned so far.
Episode at a Glance
- Kyle and Tim come to you LIVE from Podfest Global Summit 2020
- Only hours after we recorded this episode, Chris Krimitsos announced that they had broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record for Largest Attendance for a Virtual Podcasting Conference in One Week (5,000+)! How’s that for timing?!
- Tim and Kyle get into the experience we’ve had over the past week.
What did we learn?
- Tim shares how virtual events involve timezones and you can now meet people from other countries.
- Kyle talks about how he likes the virtual better… and that he needs a hug.
- Tim explores how different people are online and attending from their homes.
- We get into how virtual connection makes people more vulnerable or feel safe because they can come and go at will.
- Kyle gets into how to sift through the massive amount of content or trying to pick between information tracks.
- Tim and Kyle explain the “un-conference” conference and how virtual applications can actually recreate the hallway-track experience.
- Tim talks about mini-cons and how Podfest has become more than just a single-topic conference.
- Tim teases out that Libsyn.com will be releasing a new interface called Libsyn 5 and their upcoming Beta Test.
- Tim is looking forward Libsyn swag that may include a chocolate microphone one day.
- Kyle asks you to go to the Schoolofpodcasting.com and ask Dave Jackson to be your coach as part of our help “Dave’s Moving Expenses” non-campaign drive.
- We know that our show will come out right as Podfest Global Summit is ending but you can still get a ticket to watch all the videos AND be a part of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title until August 16th, 2020.
- Kyle gives listener Cliff a very person “Call To Action” based on lessons learned from Podfest Global Conference.
- Tim and Kyle share how podcasting is a common ground that makes very different people friends.
- Kyle has a “Yoda-Kyle” moment and Tim thinks it needs to be a new segment to the show.
- Tim makes not one, not two, but THREE predictions after attending this conference for a week (see below).
- Because of all the predictions, Tim is now Tim “POD-stradamus” Brien!
Join us at Podfest Global Summit
Simply stated, Podfest Global Summit is an extension of Podfest Multimedia Expo, one of the longest-running and tightest-knit communities of podcasters in the world! Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video. We’re proud to unite as many people as possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together. On top of the quality content and camaraderie, PODFEST has become famous for over the years, we are also attempting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest Attendance for a Virtual Podcasting Conference!
Behind the Scenes
- After we recorded this episode, we lost Tim’s side of the conversation!
- This is where Kyle learned that Squadcast.fm can recover web recordings using their “backup” feature.
- They are not pretty and the audio is completely out-of-sync… but it is better than having to re-record everything.
- Working with un-synced audio is very painful, but so is losing it all. So remember this: Two is one and one is none. Always have a backup.
- Now you know!
Podwrecked Salvage Team
A Big Thank You to our Podwrecked Salvage Team (Guests and Patreon Subscribers) and Friends of the Show:
- Cliff from Glockaholics Anonymous
- Mathew from The Podcast Consultant
- Dave from The School of Podcasting
- Ross from LiveStream Universe
- Joe from Super Joe Pardo
- Terri from EventYak
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Captains of Delphi Predictions
- #1 – Tim predicts that Podfest Global Summit will break the record. He made this prediction a full 36-hours before they actual DID break the record!
- #2 – Tim predicts that MORE conferences will embrace the virtual experience that MORE conferences will start to include a virtual connection to their LIVE events (hybrid conferences).
- #3 – Tim “POD-stradamus” Brien predicts that everyone’s podcast consumption patterns have changed and believes that a new pattern to consumption will emerge. This will require podcasters to rethink how their listener actually listens to your podcast.
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