Podcamp Nashville Thoughts and Reflections

This last weekend I attended and volunteered for Podcamp Nashville, the annual “interactively savvy un-conference” for creatives, tech-geeks, and entrepreneurs.

It was eye-opening and inspiring to see and hear folks that are making Nashville a major tech hub in the South. For my part, I ran one of the presentation rooms. This suited me well as skills sit right in between people and technology. Here are a few of my takeaways.

  1. WordPress is now more than a blogging platform.
  2. People want to do business with positive people. Period. If you’re running a business, figure out how to be positive about it, regardless of what’s going on behind the curtain.
  3. What you say via social media can have legal ramifications, even if you just “retweet” it.
  4. Two things to enhance online videos: lighting and B roll.
  5. The new QuickTime has the functionality to record your computer screen
  6. If you’re launching a business, have a “pitch deck”
  7. You can get away with longer videos if they’re “how-to” videos
  8. Everyone, it seems, recommends Crush It.

Did you go to Podcamp? What were your takeaways?


About Jonathan Riggs

Singer, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. And I like vanilla bean.
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