Archive for October, 2008

Details of event up!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 31, 2008 by podcampsingapore

Hi everyone, details of the event can be found by clicking on the tab on the top right corner of the page! Do take a look for issues such as directions and good places to eat in the vicinity will be addressed there. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 🙂 ONE MORE DAY TO PODCAMP!!


Venue and List of Speakers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 30, 2008 by podcampsingapore

Hey guys, so the venue is confirmed! Podcamp Singapore will be held at Singapore Management University, in the School of Economics and Social Sciences at Seminar Rooms 4.3 and 4.4. 🙂

Below is the list of our speakers, and the topics that they will be talking about:


 SR 4.3

 SR 4.4

 10am-  11am

 Melvin Yuan [Waggener  Edstrom]

 “Crowdsourcing for content”

 Walter Lim [National Heritage Board]

 “Old Stories, New Media”

 11am-  12pm

 Charlie Pownall [Burson  Marsteller]

 Farinelli & Daniel Tsou [Tech65]

 “Podcasting in SG – Some Lessons  Learnt”

 12pm-  1pm

 Preetam Rai  []

 “Top Web 2.0/Social Media  Tweeters in Asia worth  following”

 Brian Koh [Ogilvy]

 “Why should we or shouldn’t we be  paying bloggers?”


 “What does it mean to be a blogger? –  Your life on the line”






 Michael Netzley  []


 Joshua Nair

 “3-D internet, the future of  social media.”  

 Amsie []


We still have ONE free slot, so anyone interested, let us know!! 😉

Quick Updates!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 30, 2008 by podcampsingapore

Hi guys just a quick update. Most of our speakers’ slots have now been filled, and we only have ONE slot available. If you are interested in sharing with us your views on Web2.0, please contact us asap if not that slot will soon be gone too! 😉

Also, we are pleased to announce that Daniel Tsou and Wong Renhao of Tech65 fame will be talking about Podcasting in Singapore and sharing with us some of the valuable lessons they have learnt over the years. Tech65 has been nominated for the Ping Blog Awards II, under the Best Audio/Video Podcast category.

We at Podcamp Singapore can’t wait to hear more about their experiences! Join us come Saturday to share in the fun! 🙂

Featured speaker: Walter Lim

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 27, 2008 by podcampsingapore

The next speaker we are pleased to introduce to you guys is Walter Lim from the National Heritage Board.  The National Heritage Board actively promotes the development of the cultural and heritage scene in Singapore. They make this sector fun, enriching, and accessible to all through exciting events that would engage diverse audiences!

Walter is, in his own words, “an experienced marketer and publicist in the lifestyle and heritage sector, who relishes new ideas, refreshing approaches, and unconventional solutions to age-old problems.” You can find out more about Walter and learn about his interesting ideas on his personal blog, Cool Insights!



Walter Lim - our guest speaker! 🙂

We are looking forward to Walter’s topic, which is “Old Stories, New Media”. He will chronicle to us what the National Heritage Board is doing with social media, with the emphasis on the nuts and bolts behind Singapore’s heritage, museum, and nostalgia blog,

So do stay tuned! 🙂


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 27, 2008 by podcampsingapore

Hi guys I hope you are all as excited about Podcamp Singapore come Saturday as we are! Anyway, thank you all for your kind words and links to our event. The hashtag for Podcamp Singapore is going to be #podcampsingapore. Please use this tag for all your blog posts, tweets, or flickr uploads! See you at podcamp! 🙂

Featured speaker: Melvin Yuan

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 22, 2008 by podcampsingapore

Great news guys, we honored to announce that Melvin Yuan from Pr 2.0 Universe will be one of our keynote speakers to kick start Podcamp Singapore 2008!


Melvin Yuan - Our guest speaker! 🙂

Melvin founded The PR 2.0 to help PR practitioners understand how the evolution of the World Wide Web has resulted in a new and dramatically transformed world today.  He believes that the gap between traditional PR methods and wired-world business objectives today must be bridged to herald a new and meritorious beginning.

Melvin’s personal site endeavors to help PR professionals navigate and understand the new media landscape that we live in today, and attempts to chronicle the successes and failures of others so we may learn from their mistakes and emulate their best practices for our own success.

Melvin’s topic of choice for Podcamp Singapore 2008 will be, in his words, a “truly social” one as he will be “crowd-sourcing for content and presenting the views of my friends in social media.”

Melvin is the Director of Digital Strategies Group, Asia, and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. He is also the co-founder of, as well as a Member of the Social Media Collective and The Digital Movement (Singapore).

We at Podcamp Singapore are very excited that Melvin will be coming down for our event, and we certainly can’t wait to hear his speech! 🙂

Seeking advice from the expert

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 16, 2008 by podcampsingapore

As part of organizing Podcamp Singapore v2.0, we thought it would be best to seek advice from the expert to guide us along our way! We called Mitch Joel of 6 Pixels of Separation fame to talk about the 6 best practices of organizing a podcamp, and were fortunate to be able to receive his kind advice. Mitch himself is a podcamp veteran, having attended the inaugural Podcamp Singapore as well as the recent Podcamp Montreal.

Here are the main pointers that we took away from his counsel:

1.     Get the right sponsors: to have a great experience, the right sponsors should be approached. These sponsors should have a genuine desire to help the community, and not be merely concerned about their advertising benefits.

2.     Have a great venue: great audiovisual equipment such as projectors and microphones would greatly enhance the presentations. The university should have the right facilities such as a good strong WiFi, which would be useful in the streaming of videos. Organizers have to be on hand to facilitate the sessions, so they should not be the people in charge of audiovisuals.

3.     Learn from others: visit and check out the likes and dislikes of people. Create a checklist to help us along. Follow the checklist that others have laid out for us; embrace and follow the rules of what makes a great podcamp!

4.     Use social media tools to engage the groundswell: do up a blog and wiki, and be as open as possible about everything and anything from the presentations to the finances. Transparency is key.

5.     Smooth flow of presentations: use an open wiki! Disperse similar topics over the course of the day, so that people would not find the talks repetitive or monotonous. The opening keynote presentation should get people going and there should be a crescendo of content. Allow a networking break for people to consolidate their takeaways.

6.     Plan great events outside the actual event: ensure that there are things people can do at night or at lunch outside the event. A podcamp is like a social gathering; people should get together and bond. Things like recommendations on good food around the venue would be appreciated.

His guidance was very useful and we will be looking to incorporate these pointers within the next few weeks! Here’s the audio clip if you would like to listen to the podcast Mitch made. Enjoy!

Mitch Joel Podcast