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Chris Voss – Never Split the Difference

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:40:18 +0000

I wish I had this book when I was twenty. It would have changed my life for sure. This is not a book you will want to read just one time. I keep going through this book so I can have all the concepts “top of mind” as I go through my day. Listen to […]


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/altucher/JAS-187-ChrisVoss-v02-FREE.mp3




Back at it!

Fri, 20 May 2016 20:19:46 +0000

So, I’m catching up…



Suzanne’s Health Updates

Wed, 11 May 2016 20:35:03 +0000

Lots of stuff happening on the family front… If you would like to get email updates on my wife’s health, sign up on the form below: Fill this out to receive updates about Suzanne’s health Name: Email: We respect your email privacy We’ll only use this to send out updates about Suzanne.



State of the Blogosphere 2008 – Technorati.com

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:44:07 +0000

  This Technorati Report is a must read if you are in the new media space.  Or, even if you aren’t, yet.  In the business environment, blogs are not to be overlooked.  This report makes that clear.  It focuses on blogging, but podcasting and videocasting will certainly follow a similar trajectory.  The report is broken […]



Robin Out Loud 3 – Andrew McCaskey – SDR News

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:38:05 +0000

I had the opportunity at the New Media Expo to record a conversation with a long time podcaster – Andrew McCaskey of SDRnews.com.  I have always enjoyed my conversations with Andy.  I’m glad I was able to record one for you to listen to.  We talk about the the current state of new media and […]


Media Files:
http://m.podshow.com/media/18795/episodes/126161/robinoutloud-126161-09-18-2008.mp3




Speaking at Podcamp Pittsburgh 3

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 19:13:47 +0000

I will be at Podcamp Pittsburgh on Saturday, 18 Oct to talk about Internal Enterprise Podcasting. If you have any questions or topics you would like me to cover, add them in the comments below.



New Media Expo Interview – DigiRedo

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:26:18 +0000

At the Expo, I met an increasing number of people interested in the Enterprise/Corporate use of podcasting and videocasting. Rene van den Bos, Erik van der Zijden, and Anne Mieke of DigiRedo are an example. The have formed a company that focuses solely on the corporate podcast. I was impressed with their energy, focus, and […]


Media Files:
http://m.podshow.com/media/18795/episodes/125545/robinoutloud-125545-09-12-2008.mp3




Corporate Culture Change and New Media

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 19:17:57 +0000

  One of the biggest questions for me has been “How do I change peoples’ behavior?” and more recently “How do I change people’s opinion?” The first is concrete and measureable. The second is softer and for more difficult to measure. In a recent article in Forbes online about transforming your company for growth I […]



Twitter Engagement – CNN – Rick Sanchez

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:12:07 +0000

@ricksanchezcnn Good job integrating new media into big media. Do you twitter? Rick Sanchez at CNN does. Maybe you should too. I was watching CNN over the weekend and was fascinated to see Rick Sanchez integrating twitter right into his newscast. He led a panel discussing Barack Obama’s choice for Vice President. The real story […]



New Media Expo 2008 – Wrap Up

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:46:13 +0000

Perceptions and Reality about personal goals and expectations – That’s what the blog buzz about the latest New Media Expo is all about. Some people have complained about the Expo this year as compared to years past. I did attend this year and have attended every year since the beginning. I can tell you about […]



Robin Out Loud 2 – Steve Fisher – Podcamp Boston 3

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:45:46 +0000

My conversation with Steve Fisher about the history and future of podcasting.  We take a few minutes between sessions at Podcamp Boston 3 to sit and talk.


Media Files:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/RobinOutLoud/~3/372089760/robinoutloud-123272-08-22-2008.mp3




New Media Expo 2008

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:38:49 +0000

My presentation on Internal Enterprise Podcasts is complete.  I’ve uploaded the slides to SlideShare.com and imbedded them below.   My main points in my presentation revolved around Relationships and Expectations.   I really feel success in anything revolves around building and strengthening relationships and constantly clarifying expectations on both sides.   I listened to Jason Van Orden’s presentation […]



Audio and Video versions of Podcamp Boston Presentation 2008

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:07:38 +0000

Here is the audio from my presentation on Internal Enterprise Podcasts at the PodcampBoston3 in 2008.  I also created a video version with the slides from my presentation.  I’m always trying to re-purpose my content…


Media Files:
http://m.podshow.com/media/18795/episodes/119559/robinoutloud-119559-07-22-2008.wmv




Podcamp Boston 3 – My presentation Slides

Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:09:17 +0000

I was up early this morning to finish polishing my presentation on Internal Enterprise Podcasting.  The slides are here.  I also talked about my conversation guide which is available here. 


Media Files:
http://www.robinmaiden.com/media/RobinMaiden-EnterprisePodcast-PodcampBoston-2008.pdf




Podcast as Product or Tool

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:15:04 +0000

I was just reading Paul Colligan’s latest post about growing your podcast’s audience. He made some great points and I agree with all of them. It prompted me to discuss my view of how to make money with podcasting. “One legged stools don’t work very well.” Producing a podcast and waiting for the big bucks […]



Devotion to Innovation

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 02:13:09 +0000

At a time when big corporations are trying to adapt to all the change in their business environment, many are taking small, incremental steps when bigger steps are needed.  One of my favorite quotes is by Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel:  “Innovate or die.”  True, but with my twist… ”If your internal rate of improvement is less than the […]



Podcamp Ohio Recordings

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 18:09:59 +0000

Thanks to David Buchanan at CoefficientMedia.com for his work on recording all the sessions at Podcamp Ohio 2008. I am glad to be able to go listen to the sessions I missed. Let me know what you think.



Winning the War in the Information age

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 02:09:56 +0000

“‘Superiority in the physical environment is of little value unless it can be translated into an advantage in the information environment.” – Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, “The Transformation of Strategic Affairs” I have not read the book, but what a great quote.  Everyone agrees the world has moved into the information age.  Boundaries, borders, and […]



PodcampOhio

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 02:57:41 +0000

  I’m just back home.  What a great experience.  It was an opportunity to connect with old friends and create new ones.  My session on Internal Enterprise Podcasts went well.  I’ve included the audio from my presentation here.  My slides for the presentation are at slideshare.com. Don’t forget to use my podcast interview guide .


Media Files:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/RobinOutLoud/~3/324527659/robinoutloud-117233-07-01-2008.mp3




Reduce Rate for New Media Expo

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 02:48:13 +0000

Don’t forget New Media Expo Registration rate of $349 is good until June 30th and $399 after that. You can register for FREE, if you just want to visit the Exhibit Hall and Keynotes.



Problem Solver vs. Symptom Sleuth

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 02:22:34 +0000

Are you a problem solver? Can you define the problem, gather data, expand the team, brainstorm solutions, and execute on the best one? Great! That puts you way ahead of the pack. Problem solving skills are highly valued by every manager around. But, what about sniffing out the bigger problem? Is there a bigger problem? […]



Risk Averse vs. Risk Tolerant

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:27:01 +0000

How many times have your heard:    “Safety is Job 1” “Safety before anything else” “The first step is Safety” “Safety is no accident” “Safety is our  business”  If you have, my guess is that you come from some operational background – manufacturing, construction, production…   In many industries, safety has to and does come first.  […]



Value of Expos, Conferences, and Conventions

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:00:52 +0000

“Should I stay or Should I go?”  This was the gist of a recent email from a friend.  My friend had a concern that a conference wasn’t exactly in line with their area of interest.  Here is my philosophy…  Life is about relationships.  Conferences are an opportunity to build new relationships around a common interest.  The […]



Reduced Rate New Media Expo

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 03:38:51 +0000

Don’t forget New Media Expo Registration rate of $299 goes up after April 30th to $349 until June 30th and $399 after that. You can register for FREE, if you just want to visit the Exhibit Hall and Keynotes.



Internal Organizational Podcast Presentation

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 03:16:55 +0000

I will be presenting this at Podcamp Ohio, Podcamp Boston 3, and the New Media Expo. Follow along and help me as I prepare my Expo Presentation. I’ll keep this page updated as I create it and once done, this will be the place to see what was actually presented. Add your thoughts in the […]



False Economies of Podcasting and Blogging

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 02:50:28 +0000

Just because you can, does that mean you should? The costs associated with blogging and podcasting are so low, the question can become “Why don’t I make it longer?” or Why don’t I put out more content?”  Just because we can podcast for 87 minutes straight, does that mean we should? Traditional media has been […]



PodCamp Boston 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 05:14:18 +0000

I just registered to attend Podcamp Boston3, 19-20 July, 2008.  This has been a great, podcamp.  I highly recommend it if you can make it.  This year will be different as they will be charging $50 to attend.  There will be some discussion about this, but $50 is so much less than so many other […]



Links for the day

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 23:39:03 +0000

Here is my brain dump of links I sent out to others today: Twitter Creators Video – Robert Scoble inteviews. Robin’s Twitter – If you know what this is, follow me. Taxes and Podcasting – Wired Magazine article Association for Downloadable Media – Proposed Standards for Advertising and Audience measurement New Media Expo Registration – Click […]



Brilliant Use of New Media – An Example

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 23:18:06 +0000

“Brilliant!” I say. I wanted to be the first to say that.  I want to talk about why I think it is so good. I’m not telling you the link to the video, because I don’t want you to get caught up in the message and miss the elegance of the method. Separating the message from the […]



Arbitron Report on Podcasting

Sat, 12 Apr 2008 04:56:47 +0000

Here is the link to Arbitron’s highlights of the report: The Infinite Dial 2008: Radio’s Digital Platforms. Here are the interesting points I found in the actual Edison Research slide deck. Slide 27 -iPod/MP3 player ownership continues to grow by 20 plus percent per year across all ages. Slide 30 – When I do the […]



The new rules for Organizational Communication

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:22:42 +0000

Check out the post at  More than Talk about corporate communications.   I agree hugely with the first three points which I think are all related. Point 1. My take on it is, if your speed of communicating isn’t up to par with other sources, people will migrate to those other sources for their info.  […]



Change Happens; Improvement requires Feedback

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 02:34:30 +0000

This is a concept that has been ingrained through my military training.   Things will always change.  Change happens.  I’m always about getting better.  I want to be better personally.  I want projects and systems I’m involved with to improve.   Things will change without anybody doing anything.  Change can be good or bad.  Improvement by definition […]



Robin’s Rules for Survival

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 02:20:07 +0000

I started a list when I was about 24 years old.    I just started writing down sayings that I thought were right on target with what I’ve learned.  Some are my twist on other peoples’ work.  Sometimes fun, sometimes serious.  I don’t claim all of them, nor do I claim to quote them exactly […]



“Quantity becomes Quality”

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 04:02:01 +0000

I just read an article in Technology Review about Microsoft’s new Photosynth software. The quote that got me was by Alexei A. Efros from Carnegie Mellon. He said “As you get more and more visual data, the quantity become quality. And as you get amazing amounts of data, it starts to tell you things you […]



Planning to Speak at PodCamp Ohio

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 23:13:43 +0000

I just registered to speak at PodCamp Ohio.  I will be talking about podcasting and new media for internal corporate communications.  Here are the sessions.



Cold Weather Altimetry Resources

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:24:39 +0000

Here are a few links I’ve found helpful on the subject of cold weather flying / altimetry: GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY AERONAUTICAL CHARTING FORUM Notes PilotOutlook.com – Basic info Aviation.com.ca – Article by John Tomkinson FlyingSafety Article – by Monique Yates – USAF Advanced Instrument School Transport Canada Regs – section 9.16 Boeing Magazine Aero 16 – Airline […]


Media Files:
http://www.bluecoat.org/reports/Long_98_Cold.pdf




What is the Value of Free? Wired Magazine Article

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:29:04 +0000

I just read an interesting article in Wired magazine called “Free” by Chris Anderson. The timing was perfect. I’ve had some conversations with people on how to monetize their podcasts. They are considering making their podcast a “premium podcast” with a price. I try to look at the world as a big, bell shaped curve. […]



What is in my heart

Sun, 09 Mar 2008 04:51:34 +0000

I just added some items to the “About” page. I finished it up with one of my favorite native American sayings: “If what is in my head, is in my heart and is what I speak, then I am on the right path.” I can’t say it any more clearly than that. I’m always trying […]



Speaking at the New Media Expo

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 19:44:28 +0000

I’ve just been asked to speak at this years New Media Expo. Here is my working title: Internal Corporate Podcasts: Hurdles and How To’s. I will try to flesh out my presentation right here in my blog. Join along. Leave your comments and suggestions on the Expo2008 page.



Delta’s DC-3

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 04:19:55 +0000

I ran across this video on the web. I wasn’t flying “Ship 41” on this trip, but I have flown this plane.


Media Files:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ylu2AqSZZSE




When is Now? Time Shifting and our lack of time

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 02:50:15 +0000

When are you reading this? It’s not when I wrote it. If you leave a comment, when will I respond to it? We could have a protracted “conversation” via the comments. Am I with you? When did the “conversation” take place? Is it real? Absolutely.  Just like technology has allowed conversations from different locations, it […]



Back Ups

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:09:46 +0000

So, I’m a little behind on my backups of this website.  Ugh.  Nobody likes it, but it is a necessary evil.  AND I know better.  If your looking at this in FireFox, there is a bug.  If you are looking at this in Internet Explorer, it renders just fine.  So, I’m in the midst of […]



Tutorial Page – MP3 ID3 tag changes using iTunes

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 04:38:24 +0000

This video explains how to use iTunes to update the ID3 tags within an MP3 file. For future podcasting tutorials, I will add them here and on the new podcasting tutorial page on the website. If you have any comments or future tutorial subjects, please let me know.



Podcastings Advertising Growth

Tue, 05 Feb 2008 02:53:21 +0000

It’s starting. Here is a very interesting article at eMarketer. How they come up with the growth rates is anyone’s guess. I do want to point out my post about non-linear growth. I think it could grow at a much faster rate than described. I just can’t say when.



Advertising for Fun or Profit

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:22:48 +0000

As we approach the Super Bowl, hints of some of the upcoming video advertisements are hitting the news shows and the net. The question for me is: Are the advertisements effective? Do people just remember the ads or do they go buy the product. Same thing with viral videos on the net – do people […]



Cold Weather Altimetry – Cold Weather Flying

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:04:17 +0000

Here is a video I put together quickly to explain cold weather altimetry. Please leave your comments below.


Media Files:
http://www.youtube.com/v/bkna6LnEMkE&hl=en_US&fs=1&




Opportunity Cost – Economic vs. Accounting Cost

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 03:35:07 +0000

I’ve been working on a proposal recently.  Today, I used the term “opportunity cost.”  My point was that given some of the decisions made in the past using an accounting cost analysis, the long-term total, economic costs ended up being higher. Opportunity cost is what you miss by making a choice between several options.  If, […]



Do you test your brakes?

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 19:00:39 +0000

We just had a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow here in the south. Although I didn’t want to be on the roads, I had to drive to work. I caught myself testing the road conditions regularly – a habit learned from my father. On a straight section of road with a low risk […]



#1 Podcasting Tip

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:39:55 +0000

Jason Van Orden , podcasting consultant, has asked his audience for their #1 podcasting tip learned in 2007.  I answered him and added it here for you. TIP:  Clean up every aspect of the process.  Simplify, simplify, simplify.  Think speed and efficiency.  90% is good enough.  Get it out the door.  If you get bogged […]



Reach vs. Engagement in New Media

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:12:41 +0000

This article in Advertising Age really demonstrates one of my favorite terms – corporate inertia. Nothing new in the concept of corporate inertia – just lots of people with a slow rate of change. Organizations that can adapt quickly to change, win. This article shows the corporate inertia in the advertising industry. As a podcaster, I “know” […]



Update your Podcast Here, NO, Here

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:03:24 +0000

More and more of my computing is moving into the “cloud.”  I have Outlook on my laptop, but I can’t figure out how to get my wife’s laptop to look at the same calendar.  Step in Google calendar.  I can set it up so we can layer lots of different calendars together for family calendar.  […]



Andy’s Crash

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 16:56:35 +0000

I flew with him on three continents. I chased him down black diamond slopes. I helped introduce him to his wife. I was his best man at his wedding. We talked about flying from every angle. More than once. Floatplanes, gliders, antiques, airliners, biz-jets, military jets. We talked about it all. We even talked about […]



Exponential Change; The World is not Flat

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 16:05:52 +0000

I don’t know where I read it or heard it, but someone was talking about how we, as humans, think linearly. We look at past trends and forecast along a straight line. This isn’t in all cases, obviously, but in a lot of things, I think we do. But, change doesn’t happen that way. Populations, […]



Proximity isn’t about Geography

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 05:06:56 +0000

I’m continually amazed what our new technology can do.  Through podcasting and new media, I have made many new friends and Friends around the world.  I feel very lucky that I’ve been able to connect with people who have similar interests AND then get to know them.   I know this isn’t breaking news, but I […]



Threat and Error Management

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 04:00:12 +0000

I am working on a special project at my airline.  As part of the training, we had a review of Threat and Error management.  It is a tool used to improve safety at many airlines.  Here is the really short version… Threats are those things that we don’t have control over.  These can be environmental, […]