Podcast Academy 4, "Podcasting and Video for the Professional at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo" was announced earlier today. It is being held the Thursday before the Podcast and Portable Media Expo begins, September 28, 2006.
I have the great fortune of being one of the instructors for this event. I will be presenting in a morning session on podcasting integration. The title of for my session is "Successful Web Design for Podcasting".
The goal of this session is to have attendees take away an understadning of the essential ingredients that go into a successful podcasting website. We'll discuss different types of podcasting websites, their ease of use or lack thereof, interactive elements, graphic treatments and campaign readiness.Say what? Site design is often overlooked as many businesses begin the task of communicating with internal departments, external agencies and consultants after they have chosen to produce a podcast. The website is an afterthought, when it should be considered from the very beginning of the initiative.
I would recommend that if you are the individual chosen to become your company's resident expert in all things podcasting that you consider attending this event. There will be plenty to learn about audio podcasting and its sibling video podcasting from experts like:
Michael Geoghegan (Willinick Productions)
Greg Cangialosi (Blue Sky Factory)
Craig Syverson (gruntmedia)
Noah Bonnett and Rachel Smith (88SLIDE)
Tim Street (French Maid TV)
Alex Lindsay ( MacBreak).