By Corey Moss
Many of you know the classic album and song by The Clash “London Calling” – and while InfoComm won’t be there (Orlando, as is the usual after Las Vegas), there is a reference of sorts here.
Recently, we did a The AV Life podcast with three gentleman and a young woman from the UK – the AV Jam podcast team. In reality, outside of the podcast world, they are all employees of Involve Visual Collaboration in Warrington, UK – about 200 miles away from London. Two other podcast hosts joined us to do this one, turning into a terrific hour plus production.
I do mark this one to go with my top experiences in podcasting, in terms of putting together a show with participants from across the US along with the UK. However, what made this even more special was getting to know the three who do the AV Jam show, who I’ve only known on Twitter – and their producer who you never see, or hear (including on Twitter as she has no account).
Now I’ve long done podcasts that involve people from across the world, however this was one of those true push the record button and go experiences, with little to no outline to it other than four industry podcasts come together (and a little conversation before recording) – The AV Life (myself, Tim Van Woeart and Carrie Garcia), AV Jam (Jason Ward, Kev Talbot, Noel Kennedy and Amy Redfearn) HigherEd AV (Joe Way) and Mostly AV (Michelle Loret). I titled it An International Four Podcast Cage Match as in a pro wresting cage match, you don’t really know what to expect, and anything goes.
We talked about numerous things in the podcast, including what CRM each of the participants uses (which produced some pretty humorous dialogue) to each talking about their show and even those “moments” – like one of the hosts of AV Jam trying to clap while holding a Catchbox (it is actually funny to watch). Listening to Amy their producer, in her first ever podcast appearance, talk about what she has to do at times is great as well.
Here are all of the participants.
In fact, we were also joined by Dayna Baumann, who while she doesn’t have a podcast, talked about playing a major role in the industry with the AVIXA Women’s Council (and being selected as one of SCN’s The Nine, to go along with Kev).
The London Calling, InfoComm, podcast and promise here? London calling is obvious, not being far from where the Involve people are at. InfoComm, as a number of us on this podcast will be there (Kev, Noel, Joe, Michelle, Carrie, Dayna and I). Podcast – a given here. The promise is getting to meet for the first time at the show as is the case for many – for me it will be Kev, Noel, Joe and Carrie.
And about that Catchbox incident, ask Kev or Noel at the show about it (and the many more that have happened on AV Jam). I can also talk about the many The AV Life moments as well.
InfoComm is calling to all of us who will be attending — see you there.
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With over 20 years in audio visual integration and IT/computer sales and consulting, Corey Moss is the owner of Convergent AV Media. Corey writes for the publication and hosts/produces podcasts – The AV Life, Convergent Tech Talk, Convergent Week and The AV Tech Trade. He has written for numerous industry publications about AV, IT, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), cloud and software, IoT, cybersecurity and more. He has also conducted interviews with AV and IT executives and global influencers. Find him talking about a whole lot of things, tech and otherwise. On LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mosscorey/.