Six Oi Conference Learning Points – all in a 6min podcast!

20130615-211045.jpgThis week saw the fantastic Online Influence, ‘Oi!’ Conference roll into Cardiff, beautifully squeezed in-between Rhianna and John Bon Jovi (concerts). A fairly standard Cardiff week.

You can read about the fantastic speakers; Phillipa Davies (@mindhiver), Ian Cleary (@IanCleary) and Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer) on the Oi Conference site. I’d also recommend looking at this review of #Oiconf13 by the incredible @MrTonyDowling, who is behind the whole thing.

There was a great deal of activity following the conference with examples of people putting learning into action. I’m happy to say I’ve also had a go.

Working with incredibly generous Helen Reynolds (@HelReynolds) we sat down at a different conference we were both speaking at and recorded our key learning points from Oi! Conference 2013.  Here they are, hope you enjoy our 6min podcast.

So, what’s the PONT?

  1. A recording seems to be a quicker method of sharing content than a traditional blog post (I’m sure it will be once I’ve cracked the technology).
  2. We are hoping that it is a more effective method of sharing (the Jury is still out on that one).
  3. I still have lots to learn. It would have been a good idea to have tested the technology before jumping in with both feet (so unlike me).

Picture: A front cover from The New Musical Express, June 18 1977, featuring ‘The Stranglers’. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to work out why this is relevant (close to the end between 5-6 mins)

About WhatsthePONT

I'm from Old South Wales and I'm interested almost everything. Narrowing it down a bit: cooperatives, social enterprises, decent public services, complexity science, The Cynefin Framework, behavioural science and a sustainable future. In 2018/19 I completed a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, looking at big cooperative enterprises and social businesses in NE Spain and the USA. You can find out more here:

6 Responses

  1. Ena Lloyd

    Great use of a podcast to share experiences via the blog. More importantly, honest, simple messages of knowledge learnt from recent OI conference. With great reference to how The STRANGLERS, become famous via @mindhaver’s brilliant session.

  2. I’m converted to the podcast idea! I’m listening as I’m typing,and given that I’m always working on multiple pages and multiple screens (v.bad habit I know) its perfect for popping on while I’m searching for something or,away from my machine(s) making coffee or washing up. .
    Its also great to hear your voices,It fills in pieces of the people behind the tweets and blogs that you don’t know your missing. @legalaware recently did a vlog and it was such a pleasure to see him in the virtual flesh.
    I’m resolved to try mashing up podcasts, vlogs and blogs/tweets in the future – although it is a bit daunting.
    Congrats both for taking a leap – you’ve inspired me and I’m sure many others. BTW, don’t think I’ve listened to a podcast since early 2000s. Seems retro but really effective. Maybe they need rebranding as Slogs – Oh! not my best idea.

    Nice hearing from you.

  3. […] yn recordio ddim mor dda ag y gallent fod. Fe wnes i gwestiynu pethau’n gyntaf ar ôl i mi glywed podlediad fy nghydweithiwr Chris gyda Helen Reynolds. Roedd fy nghyfweliadau i’n glinigol, ond roedd […]

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