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Monday, September 29, 2008

Douglas on E-Learning Guild Podcast

In preparation for my day-long podcasting workshop at DevLearn 2008, Brent Schelenker had me on his show to talk about myself, podcasting and New Media on his GuildCast for the ELearning Guide podcast.

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Here is the info on my workshop:

Audio and e-Learning: How to Turn Sound Files into Training Podcasts

Tuesday November 11, 2008 08:30 AM

Doug Welch, The WelchWrite Company, Inc.

As e-Learning professionals, you create content everyday. Much of that content is lost when you fail to capture it, or when you fail to edit and distribute it to your audience. Audio is already a big part of your e-Learning, but you could be using it for so much more. Learn new ways to capture audio content, and how to distribute it via internal and external systems and services like blogs, RSS (Real Simple Syndication), and Podcasting.

In this workshop you will be immersed in sound, and learn how new audio technologies can be used to enhance your learning solutions. You will learn how to capture, edit, and distribute sound files, as well as learn which tools are best for you. You will be learning about Podcasting from an industry veteran who specializes in new media production. If you already know the learning theories related to audio in your e-Learning courses, then this workshop will get you to the next level, and help make your corporate learning Podcast dreams a reality.

In this session, you will learn:

* How to capture good audio, and what tools you can use
* How to edit audio to produce a complete, professional sounding, show
* How to use a blog and RSS to distribute your work
* How to share your work with the world using the iTunes Podcast directory (and other products) can share your work with the world

Intermediate Designers, Developers, Project managers, and Managers who have Only basic computer knowledge is required. Additional experience with audio production is helpful, but not required.

New Media Interchange buttons arrived!

My buttons arrived today from http://busybeaver.net. They look great.
Thanks to Grant Baciocco for the great recommendation.

Old and new

Old and new
Originally uploaded by dewelch

What I'm Reading...

Here are the 2 latest books on my reading stack. I always read a couple of books at a time so I can rotate between them.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Photos from LA Friday Coffee

LA Friday Coffee

Originally uploaded by dewelch

Here are a few photos from tonight's LA Friday Coffee. Join the mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

From Fired to Hired Seminar with Mitch Krayton

Good friend, Mitch Krayton is hosting a series of seminars, starting with "From Fired to Hired". Here is some basic info and a PDF flyer.

From Fired to Hired: The New CEO’s Guide to “You, Inc.”

October 15, 2008
Fee: $49
Call 661-297-9150 or email register@kraytonseminars.com to register

Lost your job? You have decisions to make. You can get angry or depressed or take control of your future. Life goes on. Stakeholders count on you. You have abilities that others need. Here is your reality. You are not out of work, you are still in charge of You, Inc. As its Chief Executive Officer, you have one mission: to get You back to productive work quickly. This course is your guide to getting that done. In just a few hours you will be on a path to renewed success. This course will kick-start you toward new career opportunities.

You should attend if…

  • You recently lost your job
  • Your job loss is eminent
  • Your company was acquired
  • Your company is shrinking
  • Your industry is failing
  • You want to relocate
  • Your career is stalled

More information in the complete PDF Flyer!

View the PDF Flyer for complete information and register now!

Hollywood and Highland Station

PodCampAZ is coming! - Nov 1 & 2 - Phoenix, AZ

As you may have noticed in the right-hand sidebar, I am going to be speaking at PodCampAZ, this November 1&2. You can find information on my sessions in the program guide.

Evo Terra and I will also be hosting the first meeting of New Media Interchange Phoenix.

What is PodCampAZ? Funny your should ask! The PodCampAZ site has this to say:

"PodCamp is a FREE BarCamp-style community UnConference for podcasters and listeners, bloggers and readers, and anyone interested in New Media. It was held for the first time from September 8-10 in Boston, Massachusetts and is now spreading across the world.

These 7 rules define what events can be called a PodCamp:

  • All content created must be released under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

  • All attendees must be treated equally. Everyone is a rockstar.
  • All attendees must be allowed to participate. (subject to limitations of physical space, of course)
  • All sessions and events must be free of charge to attend.
  • All sessions must obey the Law of 2 Feet - if you’re not getting what you want out of the session, you can and should walk out and do something else. It’s not like you have to get your money’s worth!
  • The event must be new-media focused - blogging, podcasting, video on the net.
  • The financials of a PodCamp must be fully disclosed in an open ledger, except for any donor/sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous."

So, if you are in the area, join me (and a bunch of other folks) for PodCampAZ 2008. I look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Media Tips via Twitter and more

After my successful launch of Career Tips from Career Opportunities, I have decided to follow the same path with New Media Tips. The first tips will be available via Twitter and on the web site (check the righthand sidebar for the latest tips). Future tips will also roll out as video and audio via Blip.Tv and Utterz. You will also be able to receive these tips by subscribing to the New Media Interchange feed, using the icons to the right.

Link: New Media Tips via Twitter
Link: New Media Tips via FriendFeed
Link: Subscribe to New Media Interchange
Link: Subscribe to New Media Interchange using iTunes
LinK. New Media Interchange Web Site

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Frogtown Artwalk

Frogtown ArtwalkCheck out a few pictures from tonight's Frogtown Artwalk.

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Frogtown Artwalk 2008 Tonight!

This is so last minute, but I had to get out the word about tonight's Frogtown Artwalk 2008. We attended 2 years ago and had a great time and it looks like it is getting better each year.

Here is a video from our last visit...

Full information is available on their web site at http://frogtownarts.com/

Thursday, September 18, 2008

LA Friday Coffee: Sept 26 @ Abbot's Habit Hollywood

LA Friday Coffee at Aroma Coffee and TeaThe next LA Friday Coffee will be held Friday, September 26, 2008 at 6 pm at Abbot's Habit in Hollywood (not the original Venice location, although we might check that out eventually, too)

RSVP on Upcoming.org

Abott's Habit
7554 West Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA 90046

Come for coffee and casual conversation after work.

Thanks to Heathervescent for the coffee recommendation!

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[Where: 7554 West Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA 90046]

Monday, September 15, 2008

A little early

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Lunchtime reading

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

LA Friday Coffee Begins

Here is a new idea I stole from the tech community in Phoenix. Each Friday they get together for Phoenix Friday Coffee, an ad hoc, casual, no-agenda meetup of like-minded folk. It is just an opportunity to get together and talk over whatever is on everyone's mind at the end of the week.

Typically, the location of the meetup is discussed and decided using Twitter (http://twitter.com) If you are not yet on Twitter, you can see what is being discussed using this link on #lafc, the Twitter "hashtag" that is used to mark each message about LA Friday coffee.

So, who's in? (SMILE)

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Friday, September 12, 2008

LA Friday Coffee at Aroma Coffee and Tea

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA

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New Media presentation at the WGA -- Ken Lazebnik

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Event: Can you turn a parking space into a park? -- Park[ing] Day LA

Groups all over LA will take over parking spaces, insert their quarters and build mini parks all over the city, if only for a short while on Friday, September 19th. Check out the map for locations.

Park[ing] Day LA Map Fills Up

The 2nd annual Park[ing] Day LA is coming up on Friday, September 19. The event where designers, artists, activists and others come together to make a park in a metered parking space, seeks to promote a dialogue in how our streets and urban space are used, especially for a city that has little park space per resident.

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(Via LAist.)

Hollywood sign

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Sunday, September 07, 2008


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Lunch time reading

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Friday, September 05, 2008

I got the nicest Twitter reply today

Wayne Henderson sent me the nicest Twitter reply today. Thanks for the kid words, Wayne. As I said in my reply, I would like to say that it is all a matter of deep thought and calculation, but my Twitter stream is a reflection of what I interesting each day.

tiwwh @dewelch Douglas, I would say you are the king of Twitter! Your tweets are the most varied, and make the fullest use of all technologies.

If you would like to follow me on Twitter or any other social network sites, here is a selection of links .

Follow Douglas on FriendFeed | Follow Douglas on Twitter | Douglas on MySpace | Douglas on Facebook | Douglas on LinkedIn

Thursday, September 04, 2008

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Douglas on Gangplank Studios Podcast - What is Gangplank and New Media Interchange?

Recording podcasts with Evo Terra Gangplank, Phoenix, Arizona

During my recent trip to Arizona, I stopped by the Wednesday evening "Hackmania" at Gangplank HQ. Learn more about Gangplank and a little about my group, New Media Interchange, too.

Hosted by Evo Terra, co-author of Podcasting for Dummies.
Gangplank #4 - Derek and Douglas

OK, how about a serious show? Douglas was visiting from California on an invite from Evo and was curious what this whole “gangplank” thing is all about. Evo ducked the question admirably, bring in Derek to clear things up. And now… you know. Or you will once you listen. Which you’re gonna do now, right?

Listen to the show