Spring Break, a new Sessions Podcast and a special speaker announcement!

Greetings PM family, can you believe that it is April already!?!

Spring is here (or hopefully on its way soon where you are), and a few members of the PM staff have already enjoyed some Spring-Break-style trips. The Podcast Cruise went to Mexico in February, Gary Leland spoke on an all star podcast panel this past month at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, and Dan and Jared exhibited at WrestleCon in Orlando meeting with a lot of podcasters in the wrestling niche.

PM also had a recent community meetup in Vancouver, WA. If that weren’t enough going on – we are seeing more and more of the orange PM t-shirts surfacing as the weather is getting warmer!

Here are a few photos from these experiences:

What podcast experiences are you enjoying this month? Please send us your spring podcast photos to [email protected] so that we can feature you in the newsletter this month!


We announced recently that PM17 will feature Shannon Cason from Homemade Stories as one of our keynote speakers! Shannon’s session at PM16 in Chicago was one of the best from the entire event. This episode breaks down that session!

You can check it out here

Thank you to PM Sessions host Joel Sharpton for producing this great episode!


We have many cool speaker announcements coming up over the next few weeks and months. One speaker announcement that we wanted to celebrate right away is a first for our event! We are honored to have Michael and Teresa Blaes speak this year in Anaheim.

What is this a first for?

Michael and Teresa are our first ever blind speakers at Podcast Movement.

Their session is titled What does your website sound like? It will educate on the importance and simplicity of making podcast websites accessible to nearly 6 million blind users. They will also demonstrate what a website looks like to a blind person using a screen reader. They have provided website consulting for over ten years, and are active podcasters themselves, so they have great value to provide on this topic.

Would you be willing to consider sending them a short message and congratulating them? You can message them through the contact link on their website or connect with Michael and Teresa on Twitter!

Book your hotel room now at the host hotel for PM17!


We are grateful that you take the time to read this newsletter each week. How can we make it better? What would you like to hear about in upcoming editions? We welcome your perspective!

We appreciate you!
Team PM17

Important dates:

  • April 4 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT
  • August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops & First Timers’ orientation
  • August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017
  • July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)
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