Frameworks for panel moderation

As someone who’s moderated a few conference panels in recent months, and is preparing for doing another one in June, I found Guy Kawasaki’s tips on how to be a great moderator quite useful: Don’t over-prepare the panelists. Do prepare yourself in advance. Never let panelists use PowerPoint. Never let panelists use anything special. Make […]

California pics on Flickr

I’ve just uploaded a bunch of photos to Flickr, all re my California trip including lots from the New Communications Forum. You can see the set here. Also, check out all the tagged Forum photos at Flickr. Here’s a favourite – Shel and I with Jeff Clavier (on the left) and Sallie Goetsch, two of […]

NCF2006: Hear the feedback

It’s been a tremendous week here in California! The New Communications Forum in Palo Alto was an outstanding professional development and networking event and I am very pleased indeed to have been part of it. I wish I’d been able to post more about the Forum than I was able to. But lots of other […]

For Immediate Release Mashup Edition – March 2, 2006

The Rock and Roll Geek Show‘s Michael Butler interviews FIR‘s Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz and On the Record Online‘s Eric Schwartzman at the New Communications Forum, Palo Alto, California, USA. A 57-minute podcast. Download the file here (MP3, 39MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future FIR shows automatically. […]

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #116: March 2, 2006

Content summary: Special edition live at the New Communications Forum; Neville and Shel announce a podcasting-book deal with McGraw-Hill; conversations with John Cass, Jeremy Wright, Jory des Jardins, Elisa Camahort, Debbie Weil, Michael Geoghegan, Shel Israel, Philip Young; report from Dan York; Eric Schwartzman in conversation with Phil Gomes; Stephen Turcotte talks to Robert Scoble […]

NCF2006: Prep for podcast

It’s just gone midday. I’ve had to miss out on the sessions this morning at the New Communications Forum – some client work that needed attention plus one of us (Shel or I) had to prep for doing show #116 of FIR The Hobson & Holtz Report. We’ll be recording this edition live from the […]

NCF2006: During the Rebecca Blood keynote

The table I’m sitting at is packed with great people. Phil Gomes, Evelyn Rodriguez, John Cass, Debbie Weil, Josh Hallett and Philip Young (who’s sitting next to me and writing his thoughts by hand! And in shorthand!). Listening to Rebecca Blood giving the keynote presentation. She started blogging in 1999 The sixth woman to start […]

At the New Communications Forum in Palo Alto

At the New Communications Forum in Palo Alto, just after 8.30am here. Sitting in the main session room to get online, check RSS feeds, and write this quick post. I might even get some time to blog some of the sessions today. Since leaving Amsterdam on Tuesday, I’ve had so little time for much. The […]

FIR Podcasting 101 workshop at New Communications Forum – March 1, 2006

The New Communications Forum conference takes place in Palo Alto, California, USA, from March 1-3, 2006. Shel and Neville held a half-day workshop, Podcasting 101, on March 1 that addressed: The elements of successful podcasting How to strategize a business podcast How to build a community of listeners The tools of podcasting, from recording to […]