Sunday, March 10, 2019

The 2019 Podfest Multimedia Expo Was Great!

The Guys had a wonderful time at the 2019 Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida, this past Wednesday through Saturday. There were more than 1,000 podcasters and aspiring podcasters there from the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, South America, and elsewhere, all wanting to learn more and share ideas with one another. And sharing information they did! The breakout sessions covered hosting services, content structure, sound mixing and music, editing tools, and educational opportunities, among just a few of the topics. The three-hour Pecha Kucha session (Japanese for "chit chat") consisted of 5-minute presentations given by many successful podcasters and experts. Each one was chock-full of information and advice, and we made lots of notes! The Keynote sessions were exciting and filled with tips and techniques for successful podcasting.

Link to a brief video before the Keynote sessions.

A view of one aisle in the exhibit hall.
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The exhibit hall hosted hosting services, services to help people launch and monetize their podcasts, great hardware options, podcast education companies, self-publishing, a head shot photographer, and so much more. The Guys bought a new state-of-the art audio mixer to replace their 10+ year-old unit, and you'll be hearing better quality, better equalized sound before much longer. We also saw an amazing portable microphone for interviews at conferences and on-site at other venues that is a must-have, and we'll be ordering that this week.

We had a great time and learned a lot to help us make The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connections podcast better for you, our listeners.

We especially want to thank our Patreon supporters for their help in financing this trip and these new equipment purchases. We couldn't do this without each one of you!

Next year's Podfest will be held on March 6-8 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. We already have our tickets!

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