It’s been busy times lately, and I haven’t bothered submitting a proposal to speak at this year’s New Media Expo (aka Portable Media Expo aka Podcast Expo.) On the one hand, I hate the thought of not doing it. Having spoken at the first two, I’d like to keep that streak going. Also, as I listen to the other talks that get released via Gigavox, I really think it is important to keep the perspective from my side of the fence involved. The “how to get rich as a podcaster” stuff ranges from not so great to dreadful, so I’d like to ensure that the other side of that perspective is well represented. The best way to do that is do it myself.
On the other hand, I haven’t really thought about what I might want to do. I have vaguely thought about continuing the thread of the first two talks. The first was about connecting with an audience and the second was about doing it because you love it. For a third, I’ve considered something about how to improve yourself by podcasting. My half-formed idea is about the extra practice you get talking, forming thoughts and such. I think that writing a thousand words a day blogging for the last 4+ years have helped my writing abililties tremendously and podcasting 200 episodes have done similar things for my verbal communications. I think I talk off the cuff better, I find it easier to organize and gather my thoughts, etc.
If anyone has any suggestions or thinks this sounds like a good idea, come forth with the feedback and pronto. I’ve got to turn this in tomorrow so all the dilly-dallying time has already been squandered by me.