What's going on behind the scenes at The Conversations Network? Our entire senior management team are on hand to bring you up-to-date: Phil Windley (IT Conversations), Steve Williams (CHI Conversations), Bernadette Clavier (Social Innovation Conversations), Paul Figgiani (Senior Audio Engineer), Sheryl Coe (Senior Web Editor) and Doug Kaye (Executive Director).
The audio version of The Conversations Network Newsletter. Topics include help wanted (website editors), descriptions on iPods and iPhones (a new feature), "did you know?" about Personal Playlists and the SmartPlaylist Manager and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
The audio version of The Conversations Network Newsletter. Topics include our quarterly conference call, help wanted (website editors), SpokenWord.org (APIs and strategy discussion groups), RSS feeds for individual series and following us on Twitter.
Instead of a conference call, it's a private podcast direct from The Conversations Network's Executive Director, Doug Kaye, to our Donors, Patrons and Benefactors. Topics include: an update on our traffic and membership, the state of SpokenWord.org, and our proposed plans for SpokenWord.org to become the open alternative to the iTunes podcast directory.
The first SpokenWord.org town-hall meeting conference call was held on August 27, 2009. Included in the discussion: a review of the most-requested new features, a discussion of the new APIs and new strategic directions for the site.
A recording of our quarterly conference call with The Conversations Network management team and our major donors. Reports from Phil Windley (IT Conversations), Steve Williams (BayCHI Conversations), Doug Kaye filling in for Bernadette Clavier (Social Innovation Conversations), Joel Tscherne (Senior Website Editor) and Paul Figgiani (Senior Audio Engineer). Doug also provides an update on SpokenWord.org and gives the highlights from his annual report to the Board of Directors.
A recording of the quarterly conference call with The Conversations Network's major individual donors and our executive producers. This quarter: ITC and SIC updates; '08 Conversations wraps up after 25 episodes;1.984 programs published to date; should hit 2.040 by year's end. Downloads have increase from 300,000/mo in January to 520,000 in October. We're making good use of our $10,000 in-kind Google Grant, having finally figured out the ins and outs of AdWords. Also reports on paid membership, PodCorps.org and SpokenWord.org.
A recording of the quarterly conference call with The Conversations Network's major individual donors (donors, patrons and benefactors) and our executive producers. This quarter: ITC and SIC updates; '08 COnversations, our latest channel; we're awarded a Google Grant; and all about the Phase 2 plan.
Lots of big news in this podcast: IT Conversations (our flagship channel) celebrates its fifth birthday; Google Grants supports The Conversations Network; ;08 Conversations, our latest channel, covers the 2008 U.S. Presidential election; Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood bring their StackOverflow podcast to IT Conversations; and we give you a sneak preview of The Conversations Network - Phase 2 strategy.
We've been busy for the past two months! In this update, learn about the new web sites for each of our channels along with some new features such as Share With a Friend and Badges for your website or blog. Learn who's now on our Board of Directors after last month's meeting. And for those of you who subscribe via RSS, check your subscriptions. We've made some changes/
Doug announces a major new feature: the SmartPlaylist Manager. Now you can customize your Personal Playlist to receive and hear only the programs you select by keyword, series or channel. If you're a paid member, your Personal Playlist will automatically include the Premium Edition versions of our programs, and you can even subscribe to your Personal Playlist via RSS. Doug also delivers an audio version of his Algebra of Quality essay and announces new editorial policies guaranteed to improve the quality of our programs.
A recording of the quarterly conference call with The Conversations Network's major individual donors (donors, patrons and benefactors) and our executive producers. A better-than-usual call this time. Good participation from our guests, and discussion of some major issues regarding the future of the network.
500+ stringers now in the database. Skype for Interviews? Yes! Welcome to AIR (the Association of Independents in Radio). Help wanted: part-time audio professionals. The PodCorps.org forums are open for business. Check your profile: Are you really in China? And now we're a Facebook Cause. Join us there.
2007 was a great year for The Conversations Network. 396 new programs. (!,557 total in the archives.) More than 250,000 unique listeners. 405 paid members since we started that option two years ago. But less than 0.2% of our listeners donate or pay for membership. Also: our Facebook Cause, a new Skype for Interviews video and Help Wanted: Audio Engineers.
Doug Kaye, Executive Director, announces Media Conversations an all-new channel on The Conversations Network. The first series on the channel is Future Talks, an interview-format program with futurists Gerd Leonhard and Glen Hiemstra. Future Talks is the first series on The Conversations Network produced in video as well as audio. It will run for the next ten weeks, with a new episode released every Tuesday.
This brief program is an update from The Conversations Network's Executive Director, Doug Kaye. Topics include the status of the re-integration of IT Conversations into The Conversations Network, a pitch for new volunteers, a new version of The Levelator, and The Conversations Network's plans for the Podcast and New Media Expo.