Update to “The Podcast and Portable Media Expo – Day 2 Keynote” Entry October 1, 2006Posted by Jeff in Podcast and Portable Media Expo, Podcasting.
This is a snippet of a comment that I received yesterday Steve (check out his podcast that he does with this 8 year old son at http://sgshow.blogspot.com/ where they talk about books, fun things for families to do together, and life):
“I left the keynote this morning scratching my head, wondering what the “big idea” was that Andrew wanted to convey.
I’m not sure if I hold successful media people to higher standards, but I was a bit disappointed that he didn’t say more that speaks to me as a small podcaster.”
Thanks Steve! I’m with you. I was a bit unimpressed with some of the presenters in general. I know some “don’t believe in powerpoint,” but sometimes it helps to organize thoughts and get points across. In some of the sessions that I went to, the presenter got a little crinkled piece of paper out of his pocket and proceeded to… just talk. I was expecting the rocketboom presentation to be much more focused, hence my “interesting” comment from yesterday’s post (as apposed to enjoyable, educational, inspiring, etc.).
I was at the conference with my friend Reagan and as we discussed it, he had a good comment. This technology is still being used in it’s beginning stages, and most of the presenters were individuals that have been doing it for a while. That means that they got in on the technology early and are probably, at the root, technology guys. They may be able to write RSS, and capture great video, compress files, and all that… but now we’re expecting them to be good presenters. It might have just been too much to ask of a few of them.
Disclaimer/Addendum/Caution: Don’t let any of the negative comments you read here discourage you from attending the next event that they have. It was well worth the trip and I will be doing it again next year.