Podcasting Takes Center Stage at MacGathering

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Podcasting and audio production topics will have a prominent place at this year’s MacGathering™ and SoHo Tech Show™. Leading Southern California podcasters offer tutorials for small businesspeople and hobbyists interested in learning how to take advantage of the hot new podcasting trend.

Podcasting is among the hottest trends in media and computing

Professionals and businesspeople who are curious about the exciting new technology of podcasting can get an earful at this month’s MacGathering and SoHo Tech Show, to be held May 19 and 20 in North Hollywood. Podcasting tutorials, audio production seminars, and a panel of leading southern California pod-pioneers highlight the third annual conference and trade show.

“Podcasting is among the hottest trends in media and computing” says Deborah Shadovitz, producer of the MacGathering and SoHo Tech Show. “But people still aren’t sure what a podcast is, or how to make one. We want to introduce businesspeople and professionals to this exciting new technology.”

Podcast Production 101, taught by technology author and podcaster, and consultant Shelly Brisbin, starts with the basics; tools you’ll need to create a podcast, and how to move an audio program form your computer to the Internet. The sessions will also cover promoting a podcast, and finding the resources and tools you’ll need to build a successful one. Brisbin, whose three podcasts reach 1200-1500 people per episode, is the author of 12 books, including Easy iPod and iTunes, and MacAddict Guide to Living the iLife, both from Que Publishing.

“Producing a podcast has three basic steps: record, publish and promote. We’ll cover all of these topics in Podcast Production 101.” Brisbin said. “Podcasting isn’t hard, but there are a few steps to getting a show going, and a lot of decisions to be made about equipment and content. “

Podcast newcomers and veterans alike will hear the perspectives of long-time podcasters at the Podcasting Birds of a Feather session, following Podcasting 101. Six successful southern California podcasters share their insights, and interact with audience members. Participants include:

  • Dan Klass, co-author of the book Podcast Solutions, and host of The Bitterest Pill
  • Adam Christianson, host of the consistently top ten ranked MacCast
  • Lance Anderson, storyteller and host of Verge of the Fringe
  • Grant Baciocco, writer and co-creator of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
  • Victor Cajiao, host of Typical Mac User and Typical PC User
  • Douglas Welch, author and host of My Word

Brisbin, who will moderate the session, says the format is wide open. “This isn’t a presentation from a podium. It’s a conversation. We hope everyone will jump fight in and ask questions, share their experiences, and learn a little bit, too.”

Attendees interested in the audio production side of podcasting should check out “Getting Your Voice Into Your Mac,” taught by Dan Klass. The session will introduce podcasters and others interested in recording with a Mac to choosing recording equipment, connecting mics and mixers to a computer, and how to achieve the best possible sound.

“It’s easy to record a first podcast using a built-in mic, but at some point, it’s time to record more professionally. Dan is a true podcasting pioneer, and he has learned a lot about best practices for voice recording. We are really excited to have Dan with us to share his experience.”

In addition to these seminars, there are 6 other audio seminars.

Advance admission to the show is $10 for Exhibits and the free sessions, $70 for a One-Day Seminar Pass, and $109 for a Two-Day Seminar Pass. Teachers and Students, pay reduced admission of $7/$49/$89. Coupons can also be found on the web.

The 3rd annual MacGathering, along with the new sub-theme, the SoHo Tech Show, takes place Friday and Sat, May 19-20, 2006 at Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn 4222 Vineland Ave (immediately off the 101 at Vineland) in North Hollywood, CA 91602-3399. For more information visit MacGathering.com

The MacGathering™ and SoHo Tech Show™ is sponsored by MelroseMac, Sharpics, TeachMac, Microsoft's Mac Business Unit, Oceanside Photo and Telescope, PRWeb, Macworld, and iPodGarage.

About the MacGathering™ and SoHo Tech Show™

The MacGathering, now in its third year, is produced by Macintosh author/consultant Deborah Shadovitz. The event brings vendors and users together, provides excellent seminars and provides networking and entertainment as well. This year the show adds the SoHo Tech Show™ as a new focus. This small/home office aspect was created to help people become familiar with computer technology so they can make cost-effective informed purchases for their small business. You can learn more about the event at MacGathering.com and about Deborah Shadovitz at [Shadovitz.com] http://www.Shadovitz.com.


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