- What is an interactive podcast?
- Is there a limit to the number of people who can participate?
- What does it cost to participate?
- How does it work? Is the conversation moderated, or is it just ’Äòpodcast chaos’Äô?
- With hundreds or thousands participating, won’Äôt that limit the opportunity to speak?
- Will transcripts be made available after the podcast?
- Are there any plans for something like this in Europe or Asia?
- What happens after the interactive podcast?
What is an "interactive podcast"?
An interactive, participatory, podcast is one in which you, the audience (or ’Äòpodience’Äô) member, can participate in the conversation ’Äì or the podcast ’Äì and have an opportunity to ask questions of the podcast guests (such as Robert Scoble and Shel Israel), or make a comment on the topic (such as Business Blogging). The focus of the conversation is around you, and the global audience members and the topic at hand. Our guests, often industry experts or thought leaders, join in response to what you have to say.
Is there a limit to the number of people who can participate?
The limit for Waxxi’Äôs first event is 800 participants, however this may be increased to 5,000+ for future interactive podcasts.
What does it cost to participate?
The cost is free: a toll free number for US participants is provided once you register for the event. Participants outside the US will be given an international number to dial into.
How does it work? Is the conversation moderated, or is it just ’Äúpodcast chaos’Äù? (Digg link)
The podcast will be moderated in order to maintain control, however the idea is to give the floor to the people (the participants). Everyone will have the chance to virtually ’Äòraise their hands’Äô and ask a question.
With hundreds or thousands participating, won’Äôt that limit the opportunity to speak?
Yes - just as it is after a keynote speech at an industry conference. However after the event everyone will have a chance to be heard, collaborate, and push the conversation to the next level.
Will transcripts be made available after the podcast?
Yes. Additionally, each interactive podcast will also have its own RSS feed, and people will be able to comment on them, as they would a blog post.
Are there any plans for something like this in Europe or Asia?
The interactive podcasts are global in nature. The inaugural event will feature people from over 30 countries, including Lebanon, China, Switzerland, the UK, New Zealand, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, France, Australia, Germany and of course the US. In the future we will also be initiating some of the events from Europe.
What happens after the interactive podcast?
Waxxi will also launch as a business-focused global social network. The groups will be formed around the interactive podcast topics (e.g., business blogging, today’Äôs web, investor talk, the new face of marketing) and by the demand, or suggestions, of members. More to come on that.
Have more questions? Ask away! (FAQ@waxxi.us)