Speaking at PME

I’ve been invited again to speak at Podcast and Portable Media Expo, about which I’m quite happy. My talk will be Friday, September 29th from 10:30am – 11:30am. I like this better than the previous one because I can get in, do my talk as one of the very first things and then simmer down for the rest of the conference. Last year, my talk was toward the end which gave me a long time to think and worry about it.

The tentative title is “TRACK 4: Podcasting As A Hobby – For Those Who Create Purely for Enjoyment”. This is certainly in my beat and kind of follows on from my previous talk about connecting with an audience. I have to turn in my abstract and stuff today, which sort of snuck up on me. I had several days to prepare but was busy with other things and now have to do it this evening. Procrastination R Us, of course. I’m not going to do the exact same thing I did last year with the slide show of faces, but I might be willing to do a similar thing with logos of shows. The hardest part of all this is writing the abstract today and having it actually represent what I talk about in 5 months. I have a lot of thinking to do and I might well change my mind on what I want to say in that time. I’m wide open for input for what people want to hear in such a talk. Leave me comments, friends.

I’m thinking about altering the title to something more value neutral than the slightly tilted one I was provided. The one thing I sincerely want to avoid in this talk is creating an underclass or second tier of podcasters the way about 3/4 of mainstream news coverage does. You know the kind of story, the one that has as a subtext (or even text) “There are some serious grown ups trying to suck money out of this and then all these knuckleheads who do this for free because they LIKE TO! How crazy is that?” If I have one bit of agenda here it is to acknowledge and celebrate the legitimacy of pursuing this for the sake of edification of yourself and others.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

4 thoughts on “Speaking at PME”

  1. Hey Dave-great news. I agree the title is not ideal. I like something more like Independent (or better still: Citizen Media) Podcasting-Doing it with Passion(or “Out of Love”).

    Glad they picked you for this one-excellent choice.

  2. mike dunn says:

    cool dave – i’ll also be there 🙂

    this year moderating a panel called “podcasting for print publications” that will include one of my co-workers, marcus chan from the sf chronicle – we should be able to work in a discussion on citizen media usage by traditional media as well as how it is affecting traditional media…

    and i should not be nuked out of attending like last year 😉

  3. bendrix says:

    I’ve heard so much great stuff about you and I’ve been meaning to chat with you for some time now, I guess now is a good time. I think Ken Ray put me on to you or Sledge from i Love KNIGHTs. anyway I’d love to check out your track cause we both are speaking on the subject Podcasting as a hobby. It think your track falls right in with Michael Goeghagan’s which is one i also do not want to miss. Too many decisions, very frustrating decision 😐

    But ya man, I love the fact that you are labouring over the topic you are going to speak on. It is truly an influencing role you are playing because we are on the cusp of the “MONOTiZE” monster. There is such an empty shell of Mr Monitize who could care less about your subject … lets just sell the product… I love podcasting (video and audio) but man I’d love to get paid doing it for a living because I want to quit my job and consult or help people like I’m for hire like the A team or something LOL – You sound very bright indeed MR. Wile E. Coyote – i look forward to chatting with you — and meeting you in person

    I’m track 4 on Saturday

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  4. Kevin Devin says:

    Excellent! I’ll be there, front row, once again. 🙂


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