347 Appear.In Free Peer to Peer Video Conferencing & The Podcast Movement Conference

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 27, 2014

pmsnKeynoting At The Podcast Movement
In this episode, I talk with Jared Easley and Gary Leland who, together with Dan Franks and Mitch Todd, are putting together the new Podcast Movement National Podcasting Conference.

During my conversation with Gary and Jared, I ask why they made the decision to start this conference. We also talked about the Kickstarter Campaign, the venue and other details about the event.

I’m happy to announce that I have accepted the invitation to Keynote at the Podcast Movement and I hope to see you in Dallas on August 16th & 17th.

You Have To Check Out Appear.In
Earlier this week, David Dell introduced me to a relatively new online video conference call service that is currently 100% free and requires no downloads at all. The service is called Appear.in. I shared a few brief details about this service in the opening of the show. However, it turned out that I got to try it out as an option for bringing guests into my podcast due to some technical difficulties with Skype. It worked great.

After my conversation with Jared and Gary, I ended up going into greater detail about my experience with this cool, free, online application. Below is an image from test call that I did with Tim Arthur, Albert Hathazi and Jonathan Shank.


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Upcoming Event Schedule
220calOne of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel.

Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I’d love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I’d still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.

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March 26-28, 2014 – San Diego, CA
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  • grantbaldwin

    GSPN woohoo! Stoked to be going

  • DanielHayes

    Great show, Cliff! Sorry I missed the live stream.

  • GSPN

    grantbaldwin look forward to seeing you there

  • DanielHayes  Thank you Daniel.  We missed you today. 😉

  • JChandanais

    GSPN yay I hoped it would work out! Glad you will be there!

  • GSPN

    JChandanais me too

  • GSPN

    appear_in Love the service! My Number 1 request would be the ability to mute others in the room if you are the owner.

  • EmpoweredEllory

    LOL! Cliff mentioned the NSA. That was hilarious

  • EmpoweredEllory  LOL. That was fun. 🙂

  • GSPN

    appear_in Thank you so much. Do I still need to email a request for the owner to have the ability to mute the other people in the room?

  • appear_in

    GSPN No need! We’ve noted it down and will consider it for our road map. Thanks!

  • GSPN

    appear_in That is awesome. Thanks for creating such a valuable service!

  • LaurenMKinsey

    appear_in That’s how I discovered you today. Great show! 🙂

  • Cliff,
    Thanks for the tip about appear.in. Great service, nothing to install… What more can you ask for? Thanks for all you do.

  • BillGriggs  Glad you found some value in that service Bill.  I do hope that they can bring it to iOS in some way. 😉

  • deborahhart

    appear.in was a great suggestion! Really like it. I am having some trouble getting the audio to work here in Cairo (Egypt) but I am sure we will work it out!  I also wanted to give you a suggestion since I imagine you do some presentations in person, not just podcasts. A few years ago someone introduced me to prezi.com and I think it is a really fun presentation tool.
     I’m all signed up for the Podcast Movement Conference. I hope I will be in the U.S.! 

    myjourneywithoutmaps.com (under construction-be patient;)

  • deborahhart  Thanks Deborah.  I am familiar with Prezi.  It’s pretty nice looking.   I’ve tried creating a presentation with it in the past and found that I actually enjoy the traditional Keynote format better.   I do appreciate the resource recommendation though.  I hope that you are having an amazing week!

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