Jim Milles and Connie Crosby Speaking at PodCamp Toronto
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I am completely exhausted, and yet completely re-energized at the same time. How is that possible? Last week in NYC speaking at the Ark conference, and then spending the weekend at Podcamp, I have learned so much, met so many people, and collected so many ideas! Some I have already put into place: Chris Brogan and other podcamper's network ethic to follow up with people immediately after an event to keep the contact and keep the conversation going. It is challenging when I have met at least 25 new people in 4 days. Remembering who was interested in what and how to continue that conversation is an intellectual challenge, albeit a stimulating, interesting, and enjoyable one!
I spent a good part of last night and this morning sending people LinkedIn invitations and holding follow-up discussions on our common interests. I also did some follow-up work on the podcamp toronto blog and tried to keep up with all the email! And, I was trying to get caught up on my "day job" in between.
The other thing which has really stuck with me is the idea that, if I am going to get into podcasting or videopodcasting (or what have you), I should stop being hung up on thinking it through too much, and JUST DO IT. I am so motivated, I just want to sit and start creating episodes. But, I have other nice little commitments to work on before I can do that. I need to sit and do some solid writing, workshop/presentation planning, and conference planning work. So, I am turning my energies to those things to see how what I have learned can apply to those areas. And I have a lot of great ideas on how to kick-start all of this for me. Again, I just want to roll up my sleeves and DO IT!
I think, once I get some solid sleep, it is going to be a fun month. And for February/March in Toronto, that is saying A LOT!