Lou Mongello is a widely recognized Disney World author, expert, host and speaker. He is the host/producer of WDWRadio.com, (named Best Travel Podcast for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with more than 1,000,000 downloads per month), author of the Disney World Trivia Books and the author/narrator of Audio Tours of Walt Disney World. He is the founder of the Dream Team Project, which sends children with life-threatening illnesses to Disney World. Lou also makes regular TV appearances and is a featured speaker who shares the magic of Disney and/or the power of social media.
Lou will be leading a session in our Commerce Track titled “7 Ways to Find, Sign and Profit from Sponsors for your Brand.” The description of the session states… One of the most profitable, yet difficult ways to monetize your podcast is through paid advertising. Learn practical lessons about how to find and negotiate with sponsors and what you can offer that seals the deal. Discover essential elements the best media kits have and how to tell your story to ad buyers. Lou Mongello left his career as a lawyer to podcast full time through sponsorships. Come hear his insider tips and learn from his early mistakes.
Rob Walch is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn Media. Prior to joining Libsyn in 2007, he was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. Rob is Co-Author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters (Que 2006), which was an editor’s pick as a Top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Amazon.com.
Rob will be leading a session on our Podcasting Track titled “Audio Podcasting – Doing it all from your iPad.” This session will cover everything you need to know on how to create an audio podcast from the ground up with an iPad with ZERO need for a computer. This includes recording & editing the episodes, getting it exported as MP3 format, setting up hosting for the MP3 file, and the creation and management of your RSS feed. It will even cover which apps to use to create the artwork for your show and the best way to bring in listener feedback. Finally it will cover how to submit your podcast to the various directories. All done via your iPad.
We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!