More on Podcamp Boston

Yesterday was my first experience liveblogging an event, and as you can see from the skimpy blog post, it was a challenge — getting on wifi, staying online when I paused to listen more intently to presenters, typing on the small hand-held computer screen, shutting off my technology so that I could interact with the people around me. But overall, it was an amazing first experience.

For me, though, what rises to the surface after an experience is almost better — that’s the real grist for the mill. For me, reflection is as important as experience, since it allows me to comparatively assess the depth of new information received and how it will impact my own thoughts, plans, ideas and actions.

I’m not going to go into detail, but the bottom line is that attending Podcamp helped me further conceptualize some possibilities for Kmareka as well as some possibilities for how to use new media in psychotherapy. To that end, I will be doing a lot more research and writing both online and offline in the coming months.

I want to thank the presenters and participants I met at Podcamp who took the time to talk with me and share their ideas. Your listening ears and engaging responses have bolstered my enthusiasm for my work:

Philip Robertson, Oovoo

Susanne Sicilian, Marketingprofs.com

Cristos Lianides-Chin, Dexrex.com

Jim Spencer, JBS Partners

Deborah Block-Schwenk, Writing and Social Media Marketing

Larry Lawfer, Yourstorys

Robert H. Blatt, Audio Engineer and Podcaster for the New York Sun

Crystal King, Sr Principal, Communications and Global Marketing, Ca.com

I’d also like to thank the people at Utterz.com for the really cute stuffed cow! My younger daughter is enthralled with it.

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9 responses

  1. Hi Kiersten. It was really great meeting you at PCB3 as well and I’m bookmarking your blog to follow the dialectical process of integrating mashable social media into your work – your initiative already leads me to think the end result will be well worth the effort.

    Chris

  2. Hi Chris,

    It was great meeting you as well. Utterz is an exciting new social media product, able to serve as kind of like the nexxus of many social media tools for a writer. I look forward to using it in the future.

  3. Kiersten,
    It was a pleasure to meet you at PCB3. For me, the greatest benefit to PodCamps is the people I meet and the new ideas I gather. Thank you for joining in on the discourse. I look forward to learning more about what you are doing, and how you will use what you learned this weekend.

    Larry

  4. Hi Larry,

    Your presentation was one of the best, a chance to think in more detail about how to do online video well. Your point about making mistakes as part of making progress really hit home for me as well. Thanks for being so open about your own work and the way it has evolved.

  5. Kiersten, it was great meeting you and thanks so much for the mention. I’m very interested in the work you’re doing and will follow along. I’m so glad you came away from Podcamp with some good ideas; I know I did as well. Keep in touch.

    –Deb

  6. Kiersten, you have done a great job of bringing together an online community.

  7. A pleasure to have met you, and happy the discussion was helpful. Feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance. Kind regards, Philip

  8. Thanks very much, Philip, Nancy, and Deborah. Philip, the functions of oovoo are particularly exciting to me as I look for new ways to bring families together to discuss and solve problems, particularly when they are separated by distance. I hope to find uses for Oovoo in the near future as I research integrating new media into therapy in different ways.

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