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Episode 135: An Intercontinental Four Podcast Cage Match



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Tim Van Woeart, Carrie Garcia and guest Crew member Dayna Baumann as they welcome:

To go along with The AV Life (U.S.) are these three podcasts, and their hosts:

AV Jam (UK):
Jason (JP) Ward
Kev Talbot
Noel Kennedy
(Amy Redfearn, the show’s producer appears on this episode)

Higher Ed AV (U.S.):
Joe Way

Mostly AV
Michelle Loret

As the cage lowers and all get inside…

There are of course the obligatory introductions (by podcast), and that well-placed banter. Listen to Corey’s conversation with the AV Jam people, and especially Amy (in her first ever podcast appearance ever). Joe goes right out of the gate (as usual) to promo the podcast, then the book and whatever else he’s got in his plugging arsenal. He’s already got the sound effect intro for it.

Dayna Baumann (who is the only guest without a podcast) and Kev talk about being a part of SCN’s The Nine, and what it means to them. Dayna also talks about heading up the AVIXA Women’s Council Group in NY Metro (with Gina Sansivero). Michelle and Carrie also participate in the AVIXA Women’s discussion. And of course, the banter (Kev y’know) and even “definition time” (which occurs throughout the podcast).

Then there’s a little business discussion (this show took place AM in the U.S.) as they talk about follow-up sales calls and what CRM they use. Tim’s still “old-school” at Rutgers. Joe talks about the enjoyment of working with the next generation every day. Informative, but you know it can’t all be serious with these people. Then it’s all about Kev time, and Michelle has a name for it. And of course, it’s all about the hashtags.

Then, after this, as the four podcasts engage in the cage…

Each person gets to talk about their podcast and their perspective of it, along with one of those “real moments” on the show. Conversation here produces excellent reveals, some real moments in itself (at times almost indescribable) and deep thought (or as deep as it gets). Listen to Amy provide some real gems, including talking about content that’s not really necessary, and just how great the AV Jam guys are (umm…). There’s also AV Jam stick figure talk. Michelle had to leave to take care of an #AVFire. Joe talks about what he considers his most humbling moment, and how his podcast connects. More hashtags produced, and yes, a Joe Way rant. Priceless.

All also play trade show destinations, otherwise known as “next stop is where I say I’d like to go.”

Finally, a question for all who are left – if you could choose a song for your own show lead-in, what would it be?

Sit back, plug in, grab some popcorn and a cold one (or pint as it is) as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 60: Kicking Off the New Year with Video, Collaboration, Podcasting and More



Join the Crew Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and new member Jared Huet as they kick off the new year and welcome their guests:

Derek Pando – Product Marketer and International Growth at Zoom
Tammy Jackson – Vice President Marketing & Communications at Sonic Foundry (on call-in)

After a brief 2017 shows interlude (and some of the usual banter – including re-announcing the Holiday Show prize winners), Corey, after talking about some industry news, begins discussion with Tammy about Sonic Foundry Mediasite – the platform and trends including active classroom/active learning in higher ed, conversations with people at Sonic Foundry – one recently about Wainhouse Research and adoption of video streaming in the healthcare industry, and higher ed lecture capture and video management use case. Tammy also adds her view in terms of trends in video for 2018.

Corey, a Zoom videoconference user and podcaster for several years now, then begins discussion with Derek talking about Zoom, the leading videoconferencing platform, and also talks about CEO Eric Yuan and his customer happiness approach. Derek talks about a partnership and Zoom’s accelerated growth including opening new global offices. Jared, whose company Curago Technologies in Dublin, Ireland is a Zoom reseller and integrator, then talks to Derek about Zoom user growth as well as Zoom Rooms and the great benefit of the ease of use. He also talks about Zoom Rooms, iPads, and Zoom comparison to using Skype for Business. Corey then discusses Zoom partnerships with Derek, and Jared talks about some features as well as integrator recurring revenue.

Katye then gives her thoughts about Zoom as a user along with being Corey’s podcast partner since Jan. 2016 using Zoom as the platform. Derek wrote a blog about Zoom and podcasting and Corey and Katye discuss this with him. He talks about some of the podcast shows that use Zoom as well as finding out about some of the equipment that they use.

There’s videoconferencing and collaboration trends discussion here too. Sit back, plug in and enjoy the first episode of 2018!


Episode 50: The International Podcast Day Show



The Crew of The AV Life bring you a special episode as you’ll hear them talk about tech, social media, beers and more — and of course #InternationalPodcastDay.

Sit back, plug in and join the Crew: Corey Moss of Convergent AV, Katye McGregor Bennett of KMB Communications, Alan and Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting, Justin Rexing of Rexing Consulting and Jen Cole of Backspace Media.