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Podcasting For Your Business. NSC, Mahon, Cork. Today at 5:30.

February 27, 2007

Podcasting For Your BusinessI’m hugely flattered that Tom enjoyed my podcast with Michael (more of those coming soon!)  At risk of sounding like a mutual appreciation society, my podcast-listening highlight of the weekend came from Tom’s stable: Eddie Hobbs keynote address to the IT@Cork conference in November.

Eddie specialises in telling people the uncomfortable truth about their finances – he can sniff out self-deception at 20 paces!  Part of his TV-appeal is the entertainment value we get from watching his clients squirm!

But there was very little scope for smugness or schadenfreude when Eddie directed his attention at the national and global economic situation.  There is no surprise in his warning  of our culture’s over-exposure to property investment – we all know there’s only one way that will end (we just don’t want to think about it!)  But his insights on the energy crisis – and it’s implications – were a revelation.

If you only hear one podcast this week …

The title of this post gives details of the seminar I’ll be addressing for IT@Cork this evening.  Brian Greene will be there also.  Tom Raftery will be in the chair.  Michael Byrne is coming.  Damien might make it, and possibly Bernie too.  If you want to see how the podcasting advantage works for business, come to the National Software Centre in Mahon, Cork at 5:30 pm.


Edgecast Media partners with QBC for Customer Experience podcast

February 6, 2007

On the phone, the client sounds excited: “I only got about 30% of the conversation when I took part in it.  Now I’m hearing the rest of it!”

She is reacting after hearing her own voice and those of her colleagues on their first podcast, recorded on a conference call yesterday, and published this morning on an internal company blog.

It’s an exciting step for them – and I’m excited too, to see another application of podcasting in action.

I’m especially excited to finally get the opportunity to work with Michael Byrne of QBC.  Michael and I have been talking about podcasting for well over a year now, and his business insights have changed the way I think.  In particular, he has strong ideas about podcasting as a tool in coaching and personal development.

Michael’s started a proto-blog at his own website, and I’m going to help him set up a more full-featured version with permalinks and comments.  In the meantime I’ll be inviting him to guest-blog here, on the subject of podcasting and the Customer Experience.
I have a special focus on Podcasting for Business this month.  On 27th February, I’ll be speaking at a seminar organised by it@cork on the subject, along with Brian Greene and Tom Raftery.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.  Leave a comment or send me a mail.  Thanks!