180: Ep103 The Conference Show

Why I attended Podcast Movement 2017

My Podcast:
Mike Murphy Unplugged

Listen to Episode 103:
The Conference Show

Today is Part 1 of 2 episodes about attending the biggest podcasting industry conference, Podcast Movement being held in Anaheim, California August 22–25th, 2017.

Episode 103: My pre-conference goals, expectations, reasons for attending and strategies and plan of attack.

Episode 104: The experience and takeaways of my first Podcast Movement conference.

Episode 103: The Conference Show


What is the Podcast Movement?
Why did I attend the conference and what were my goals and expectations?
What was my strategy and plan for getting the most out of the conference?


Podcast Movement is a 4-year old conference that started as a Kickstarter campaign and is being held in Anaheim, California Tuesday, August 22nd- 25th, 2017.


Conference Ticket: $250
Hotel Room: $189/night x 4 nights
Airfare: $400
Per Diem: $100

Total: approx. $2000


Why did I want to attend?
What were my goals and expectation?
What did I hope to learn or accomplish or take away from Podcast Movement 2017?

Knowledge & Education
Inspiration & Creativity
Travel/Fun/Social Interaction


The definition of networking is: interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career in business.

I went to meet people face to face…vendors, sponsors, podcasters, online friends, people I follow, people who follow me, listeners to this podcast…

My networking strategy?
I went with uniquely designed business cards and I have practiced my elevator pitch and brand story.
Who am I?
What do I do?
Who do I help?

Listening is a big part of networking so I thought of questions to ask in order to get people to open up and talk while I can listen and be interested.


I wanted help and advice in the direction of my business.

My clarity strategy:
To watch and observe and listen and ask a lot of questions. What are other people doing right in their business that I can apply to my own


I’m a tech nerd and a student of everything.
I went to learn new technology and gear and tools to help me create better content.

My strategy: Attend a variety of sessions, workshops and learn from the vendors….


I went to recharge and energize and refresh my creative juices.
I attended Podcast Movement for motivation and inspiration to move my business forward.

Inspiration and creativity strategy: to seek out people with similar skills and interests and rinse and repeat.


I love to travel and explore and looking forward to hanging with a bunch of podcasters and creative geeks


I attended Podcast Movement 2017 to learn, create and move forward.

Can I Help You?

I create content and help people figure things out.

I make podcasts and videos that teach people how to make better content.

Check out my YouTube Channel

My name is Mike Murphy, I’m a one man band and podcaster.
Learn. Create. Move Forward.
@mikeunplugged on Twitter or Instagram

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Podcaster, Tutorial Maker & Problem Solver. I Help People Figure Things Out. Email: mike@mikemurphy.co Podcaster Support & Content Creator @Simplecast.

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