Podcamp NH: Inspired Sharing and Learning

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Steve Garfield at Podcamp NH

It was appropriate that Podcamp NH took place at the New Hampton School‘s beautiful campus as it set the stage for inspired sharing and learning.

Coordinated by Leslie Poston (@geechee_girl) of Uptown Uncorked, the two day event drew attendees from all over New England and held sessions covering topics such as blogging, social media, podcasting, video and more.

Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the last part of day two, but the afternoon was quality time well spent.

My first session was led by Cappy Popp of Thought Labs who informed us of upcoming changes to Facebook. The next session was led by Christine Major (@cmajor) of Awareness Inc. who moderated a Battle Decks session. This improv meets PowerPoint slides session gave us all a good laugh but was also a reminder that we need to hold the interest of our audience, whether it be in Battle Decks or with our real life customers.

My last session was led by video blogging pioneer Steve Garfield of SteveGarfield.com (@stevegarfield) and author of Get Seen.  Steve gave a hands on presentation on how to produce video and use it for online visibility (well, as much as he could fit into his 45 minute time constraint).

Steve’s session, in my opinion, is what events like Podcamp NH and social media are all about. Here’s why… Steve is not only a pioneer and expert in his field but thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge. You can tell by the way he gives tips through his vlogs and answers people’s questions on Twitter. And, his enthusiasm for helping people online translates even more in person. He literally puts the “social” in social media and, in fact, may even substitute “social” with “sharing.”

Wait, I think I may have answered the question to my previous blog post “If You Could Rename Social Media, What Would It Be?” Note to self… “Sharing Media.”

Point being, social media and events like Podcamp NH allow us to connect and learn from experts in their field and also from one another. Anyway, I look forward to the next Podcamp NH in June and thank you to Leslie for running a great event!

Sarah Wallace is a research analyst, blogger and podcaster. To learn more about her, click on the tabs above.

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One Response

  1. Thanks Sarah! Great seeing you, Look forward to the next time.

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