PM Virtual Workshops and Lunch and Learns Preview

Another week closer to the event, another price increase! Register by midnight tonight for the lowest price to attend PM Virtual!

Greetings PM Family,

We are less than two weeks away from the kickoff for PM Virtual! We are excited and hope you are as well. 

This week we'll be focusing on the optional (add-on) workshops, as well as the Lunch and Learns that will be taking place each of the four-event days.

Along with those event updates, a reminder that scholarships are still available, but the applications close this week. 

We also have additional speakers and sessions to announce, so let's take it away!

PM Virtual Workshops and 
Lunch and Learns Preview

Podcast Movement's in-person and online events have developed a strong reputation for being high quality and the best in the industry for several reasons. 

Yes, the community and networking are world-class. Yes, education is unmatched for learning from podcasting's top minds, ranging from industry professionals to veteran podcasters, and everything in between. 

However, one more reason our events are top of mind is a la carte workshop that we carefully curate so that you can elevate your experience and learning.

Below is a breakdown of all the workshops you can attend (most require additional registration or a PREMIER pass), as well as a preview of the Lunch & Learns (which are open to all).

Add-On Workshops

New Podcaster Workshop
Monday, October 19 – 2:00 pm ET
(Premier Pass or Add-On Registration Required)

If you're a new podcaster, or in need of some “back to basics” education, this workshop is for you! Featuring some world-class podcasters, network heads, and podcast coaches, you're sure to leave this workshop ready to hit the ground running for the next two weeks at PM Virtual!

Advertiser Bootcamp, powered by Right Side Up
Wednesday, October 21 – 12:00 pm ET
(Premier Pass or Add-On Registration Required)

This workshop is designed to be a crash course walking you through all the steps to take, whether you're deciding if podcast advertising is right for you, or you’re a long-time advertiser or marketer refining your current processes. Led by the team at Right Side Up, who will start at the pre-planning and budgeting process, and take you all the way through analyzing results and using them to refine and optimize future campaigns.

Internal & Corporate Podcasting Workshop
Monday, October 26 – 12:00pm ET
(Premier Pass or Add-On Registration Required)

Whether your brand is already producing a private podcast for your team and employees, or you're thinking of getting one started, this deep dive workshop brings together years of experience in internal podcast production. We'll share tools, strategies, and ideas to make the most of podcasting as a tool for your brand!

From Podcast Idea to Launch, and Beyond; from Podcasters Paradise
Monday, October 26 – 3:30 pm ET
(Open to All Attendees)

From Idea to Launch is a half-day workshop led by John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson from Eofire and Podcasters Paradise. It is ideal for new and existing podcasters. John, Kate, and guests will go over the four pillars that podcasters need to focus on to ensure a fully successful show. 

Content Marketing & Branded Podcast Workshop
Wednesday, October 28 – 12:00 pm ET
(Premier Pass or Add-On Registration Required)

Podcasts are becoming a critical piece of content marketing for brands, but they are only as effective as the strategic approach taken in their production and release. Join us for this deep-dive into not only content creation for your brand but how to best integrate it into an overall marketing plan to maximize the effects for your business.

Sound Design Intensive
Wednesday, October 28 – 3:30 pm ET
(Premier Pass or Add-On Registration Required)

A group of sound designers will all be given the same piece of dialogue. Step by step, we'll see each sound designer's workflow and process for how they'd sound design the scene. How does each person handle ambient noise, footsteps, and maybe the occasional piece of magic? What cues in the dialogue does each person look for to inform the design? We'll also be working with sound designers who work in different DAWs to make sure the workshop will help as many people as possible.

Interview Guest & Host Speed Networking
Wednesday, October 21 – 3:30 pm ET
(Premier Pass or Add-On Registration Required)

The event will start with a small-group interactive virtual workshop, where attendees will share ideas of what has worked best with booking and interviewing podcast guests. Participants will brainstorm ideas and receive onsite guidance on booking guests in their niche and what works well, for interviewing techniques, once the guest is booked. The main portion of the event will be live speed networking, where podcast hosts and guests will meet dozens of possible counterparts through a fast and fun interactive experience.

If you'd like to register for any of these workshops, or would like to upgrade your pass to a PREMIER pass, just reply to this email, and we'll help!

Lunch & LearnsEach of the four conference event days (October 20, 22, 27 & 29) will have a break in the middle of the day from the breakout sessions, but we won't leave you without awesome entertainment and education during that time.

So grab a bite to eat, and join our four partners as they bring us a great middle-of-the-day change-of-pace before the afternoon sessions begin.

  • ABC News – Tuesday, October 20, 1:30pm ET
  • Westwood One – Thursday, October 22, 1:30pm ET
  • Nielsen – Tuesday, October 27, 1:30pm ET
  • Spreaker – Thursday, October 29, 1:30pm ET


Attend On Us: PM Virtual Scholarships

We know it has been a challenging year for many in the community. If you want to attend PM Virtual, but are not in a position to commit financially, we encourage you to consider filling out the scholarship form. We have several scholarships that we will give out soon. 

We are announcing the winners on Wednesday, October 14. However, you can't win if you don't apply! Please feel free to share this with a podcaster friend if you know who would benefit and is not currently in a position financially to register for the event.

October 19-29, 2020

Featuring over 100 VIRTUAL breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote talks to choose from, given by some of the biggest names in podcasting.

  • Four full days of live sessions spread across 5 virtual stages. You pick the sessions that matter most to you each day!
  • Unique and fun networking events and parties that will make you forget we're spread across the world!
  • Add-On workshops and extra education that will allow you even more freedom to choose your own adventure, all two weeks long!
  • PLUS special networking hours and events for international attendees!

Prices increase tonight at midnight!

Podcast Movement Virtual Speaker Announcements Round 6

Aaron Mahnke from Lore and Mike Keohane with iHeartMedia – Ad Sales Evolution: A Conversation

Steven Goldstein from Amplifi Media, Hernan Lopez from Wondery, and Sarah van Mosel from Stitcher – Podcast Leaders: Where is Podcasting Headed Next?

Kate Erickson with Podcasters' Paradise and John Lee Dumas from EoFire – From Podcast Idea to Launch and Beyond Workshop

Lauren Passell with Tink Media – Grow Your Podcast with Marketing and PR Magic

John Morris from WideOrbit – Advanced Targeting and Attribution: How Podcasters Can Maximize Revenue by Better Demonstrating ROAS to Advertisers 

Jen Sargent from Wondery – Building Successful Content Partnerships & Finding New Audiences

Craig Hewitt from Castos – Corporate Execs: An Internal Podcast Could Be Your Next Big Competitive Advantage

Clay Vickers with Vox Media – Measuring and Monetizing the Podcast Network-from Indie to Enterprise

Katie Atkinson and Leslie Mullen with NASA – The Space Between Your Ears: How NASA Uses Podcasts to Educate and Inform

Bryan Pray with FoxDog Consultants – Your Next Live Show: Practical Tips for Virtual and Beyond

Conrad Thompson with Something to Wrestle With (joined by members of his network)- Top Wrestling Podcasters Share Their Best Tips for Fostering and Building Community

Check out all the speakers here.

We appreciate your support and for being a part of the community. If you haven't already, please feel free to share your latest podcast episode in the comments of the following admin-approved post in the Podcast Movement Facebook Group. Note: You must be a member of the group to post your link. 

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