Category Archives: podcasting

Republica (german)

Not to scare you, I will not post German content here on my english bloxpert. 😉

But some of you do speak German and I though you might be interested in my interviews for the German re-publica conference next week.

They are published on my German blog beissholz and there is an overview of all interviews under “Republica-Interviews – die Übersicht.“.

Happy Eastern to everybody!

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Lift 2007 pre conf interviews

Starting later today I will post my interviews with a handful of speakers for the upcoming lift07 in Geneva.


This post later will gather link to all five interviews and as always, the biggest struggle with such interviews is to actually get speakers on the phone!

Sucscribe to the feed in your favorite podcatching application or just listen on this site. The interviews will go up today and should be finished till Monday night so you have enough time to listen to them while travelling to Geneva. 😉

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Why do a (pre) conference podcast and what is is about?

This is supposed to be my default template to link to if I do another pre conference podcast so I do not have to write it each time. 😉

Does it not bother you that at such events you only know about interesting participants after you visited the event? Yes there are general information about speakers out there and about the goal for the conference, but other than that?

Wouldn’t it be more clever to get information about why somebody is coming especially to this event, what he or she wants out of it etc? Yes, this event is a bit different as the webpage you are on at the moment holds already a lot of information about bios and objectives, but did you read all of them?

Which is why I do regular pre conference podcasts with speakers and participants (I usually announce it here as latest project). I will mail especially the speakers, but I would love if you would make my task easier and contact me as well if you are interested in being interviewed. 😉

This will need ~ 30 minutes of your time and yes, you are also supposed to talk about your product – in a smart way.

the reason why
When I started going to conferences I was unhappy with the fact that it was ‘just’ the conference I could attend and only some information where given out before.

As trips to such conferences are quite expensive (mind you I for example come from Germany …) it seems odd how we do not aspire to maximize the experience out of it.

So I thought about it and pre conference podcasting was born. So far I have covered several conferences with this special kind of exposure and I love doing it.

But why should you listen to them?
It is supposed to get you even more exited about the event as well as give you ideas about who you would like to meet and what topics you would like to discuss at the event. Ideally you would be able to listen to the interviews before the conference and especially when you are travelling to the conference.

But there are already interviews / infos out there!
Only few of them are tailored to this specific event and your expectations and plans for it. Additionally, most people prefer different methods of getting information. Audio is different than text is different than video.

Why should I spend my time giving an interview to you?
You can talk about what interests you in such a discussion as well as bring up questions and topics you would like to talk about. It is also a chance to present your company / product, but please in a smart way.

This is not about large numbers of listeners but specifically tailored towards the visitors of the conference. As said It will take roughly 30 minutes of your time and is done via skype if possible.

Okay, I may be interested. How to get in contact with you?

I don’t want to be interviewed, but I have questions / suggestions
Even better! Feel free to contact me with them as well as do an audio comment.

Podcastday 2006 in Cologne

Over the last weeks I have been busy preparing the Podcastday 2006, which I was co-organizing as well as moderating a panel. It was happening as part of a bigger conference (Mediaforum NRW), and it was completly in German. Over 400 people visited 12 panels in three tracks and the list of speakers shows the diversity we where able to get.

The combination was a rather interesting one – traditional media meets podcasting, and we got most of the press for some quotes of some of the big shots of traditional media. Of course, not everybody was happy – the media guys fear the new media, the business guys just want to know how to monetize this and the more private podcasters are not interested in the other two groups and just want to party. Which is totally okay with me, but it seems as if we need to find a different way for the third group to be able to celebrate and have fun! 🙂

If you understand German, you can follow the pre conference podcasts Thomas Wanhoff and I did together or listen to the panels.

The organizers of the main event where very satisfied with what was achieved through the Podcastday and we are already talking about Podcastday 2007. Next Medienforum is supposed to be 17-19th of June 2007. And yes, we will have translators for everybody again. 😉

Added: If you like some impressions from the day, take a listen to Chris Vallence snapshot of the day with some German podcasters.


My Etech interviews

Ewan and I finished our coverage of Etech for the Tech Conference Show and if you are particular interested in my interviews 🙂 I did the following:

As you can hear in my part in the wrap up show, I was not very happy with what Etech brought to me. That set aside: I was very happy to do these interviews and at least they where fun. 🙂

Digital Lifestyle Day 06 conference podcast

For the DLD 06 the pre conference podcast now has finished and I am looking forward to the conference!

This time I had help from Thomas Wanhoff and Frank Tentler from the Tomorrow Podcast-Show and we managed to record 10 interesting episodes. They are available at the conference site, but I was wondering if you would have expected me to add them into my bloxpert feed as well? Any thoughts on this appreciated!

But here are the recorded interviews:

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Upcoming: DLD 06

For the Digital Lifestyle Day 06 by Hubert Burda Media I will post interviews on their blog with Dan Gillmor, Lars Hinrichs, Felix Petersen & Stefan Kellner, Loic Lemeur, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, Jyri Engström and perhaps some more. I will cross link them here. 🙂