Details on Thursday’s “live” FIR podcast

We’re both very excited about tomorrow’s “live” podcast of episode #142. We tested the interface today and it worked great, so we’re ready to rock and roll. Here’s some information on how to get online with us and participate (and also see my earlier post today).

First, you’ll need to go to the Skypecast web page — — and log in there in addition to opening your Skype application. The Skype login is at the upper-left of your screen, where it says, “Hello there!” Sign in using the same account name and password you use to log in to Skype. Once you’re logged in, go to “Starting Soon” (or, if you join us after 4 pm GMT, “On now”) and click the link to the For Immediate
Release podcast. You can also search for us using “FIR” or “For Immediate Release” as your search terms.

Once you find the FIR Skypecast, click “Join this Skypecast.” Skype will dial in and you’ll be greeted with a screen that looks something like the graphic above (taken from our test). You will start out “muted.” In order to participate live on the show, just click the link that says, “Ask for microphone.” Shel will unmute you and let you know that you’re able to talk!

That’s only one way to participate, though. You can also go to the FIR chat room at Here, you can engage in conversation with other listeners as the show is being recorded. You can also raise topics you want to discuss or points you’d like us to make. When you join the chat room, please be sure to change your name from Gabber ### to something that lets us know who you are!

In addition to any topics you raise for us, we’re planning on addressing these themes in tomorrow’s show:

  • New research from Forrester suggests 49% of marketers don’t plan to incorporate any new media anytime soon!
  • How people deal with blog-based attacks to their reputations. We’ll look at a couple of situations, including attacks to Tim O’Reilly based on his company’s effort to retain the rights to the Web 2.0 trademark for its conference and an accusation that Michael Arrington of TechCrunch takes money to review products and services (he doesn’t).

We also have our usual reports from Dan York and David Phillips, and we’d like you to join us in commenting on those, too.

We’re looking forward (like crazy) to your participation! See you tomorrow at 4 pm GMT. (Here’s a site that will help you figure out what time it is where you live when it’s 4 pm GMT.)

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Colby

    This is a perfect podcast to ride the viral wave. Looking forward to it – am going to share it with lots of clients, so I wish you guys the best of luck that everything turns out great. Live is hot!

  2. Hans on Experience

    Met Gabbly kun je chatten op je blog…

    Ik kwam dit tegen bij Neville Hobson die vandaag een live podcast gaat maken. Naast Skypecast gebruikt hij ook Gabbly chat. Ja dat moest ik natuurlijk even uit proberen. Vandaar even dit schermpje. Als ik het goed heb gezien is er ook een TypePad widge…

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