Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shows 122 & 123 Wrap-up

With my busy schedule before BlogWorld Expo, I haven't had a chance to post up these archived shows. I have to admit that show 122 was not my best effort. I was on call that night, and just walked into the door following doing an admission at the hospital. In addition, before doing the hospital admission, I was at a soccer game where it was cold, windy, and rainy. So, I was exhausted and tired and frustrated.

In addition, I was having some technical difficulties during the show. If I wasn't so tired, I would have been very angry. But, it was only a 30 minute show, so the pain of me doing a show was relatively short. (As always you can listen to the show in the player above. Or, you can click here and listen to the show anytime)

Show Number 123, however, has an interesting story behind it. Before the BWE meeting, BlogTalkRadio sent out an e-mail to all of its hosts inviting them to do a live show in Las Vegas during the BWE conference. This was something definitely I could not pass up. So, I had the date and time all set up before hand. (You can listen to the show in the link above. Or, you can download here and listen to the show anytime)

I get to the exhibit hall early and scope out the booth. I talked with the great BTR staff, and in my mind, I was already planning out the show. According to the BTR e-mail, all shows would be 20 minutes. So, I knew that I would not have a lot of time to get things set.

About 15 minutes before the show, I get to the BTR booth and see that there is a scheduled interview with a tech superstar scheduled the same time as my show. Naturally, I thought that my show was being bumped, which made me feel sad and angry at the same time. I knew that the medbloggers were going to be there to listen to me do my show live.

I asked the staff and they said that my show would be the priority since I scheduled first. I felt pretty good that I was "bumping" a tech superstar for just my show. I won't mention who it is here, but will probably mention the name on my show - hehe. Anyway, as I get set up for my show, I start to see the medbloggers start to arrive at the BTR booth. (Photo Credit: SixUntilMe)

I admit that felt pretty full of myself as I saw this small crowd of people start to overwhelm this small exhibit booth - just to see me do my show. One of the things that really frustrated me was that there were speakers hooked up to the laptop I was using. However, the speakers were not working. So, that the people who showed up - they couldn't actually hear me during the broadcast. That frustrated me.

The show itself went ok. I was so nervous and I felt like I was talking a mile a minute. You can be the judge of that. But, it was a lot of fun. And, some of my medblog friends took a picture of the group behind me - and that was a cool feeling. So, overall I feel pretty good about show 123. (BTW, thanks to BlogTalkRadio for featuring the show at the top of their webpage. It has definitely increased the number of downloads for this show. I appreciate it)

Finally, I was going to do a show on the night that I got back from Vegas. But, I was so tired, that I slept most of the day and night when I returned from BlogWorld. So, I subsequently cancelled my show for that night.....

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