Recently, MiroConsulting.com added their CalFeed Events to their website.
You can see their Events page here - http://www.miroconsulting.com/events/
Adding Events to your Own Page is simple.
Log into CalFeed, then go to the Widgets page here - http://www.calfeed.com/widgets.php
It is that simple.
Recently, MiroConsulting.com added their CalFeed Events to their website.
Over the past week we deployed a new version of CalFeed. We converted the site to PHP and brought development in house so we could afford to keep moving forward. There are a few features that have not been converted yet, such as the iCal Feeds, but they will be converted soon enough. During the conversion process we did not convert over the user accounts. It takes only a minute to sign up again. We promise this will never happen again. If you previously had an account and this totally ruined your life, send us an email and we will send you a $5 Starbucks gift card.
We continue to make improvements to the site and will blog about the progress here.
CalFeed just reached 700+ followers to its Twitter account.
Create your own Calendar of Online Events and share your Webcasts, Webinars, Live Chats and Live Blogging with our followers!
1. Tell us about your self. What is your name and background.
Well my name is David White. Currently I host 2 weekly live call in internet radio programs for ecommerce sellers, and have been doing this for the past 2+ years. I got here via a round about trip beginning in May of 1997 when I began selling on eBay. My son-in-laws parents have a large antique complex in our town and heard about eBay. They asked me to check it out since they did not own a computer. I checked it out and to be quite honest, never thought it would work. I had been dabbling in antiques and collectibles for years and thought no one in their right mind would send me money for something they had never actually physically held in their hands and looked at. After all, they did not know me except for what I told them on the internet. Anyway, they had tons of collectibles and I had the computer. So it started. Within 6 months word had spread about our success on eBay and other antique dealers wanted me to teach them how to do it. So began my consulting career. I quit my job as a paramedic in 1998 because I was making more money on eBay than I was at my full time job. My consulting jobs kept coming and in late 2000 I was invited to teach at the newly developed eBay University. My specialty was auction management software. I taught at eBay University traveling around to a different city nearly every weekend for almost 2 years.
After I stopped teaching for eBay, I continued on my own consulting and educational programs. I am a former eBay Educational Specialist, and former eBay PowerSeller.
2. Tell us about your webcast or webinar. What is it called? How did it start? What is it about? How do audiences become a part of it?
After eBay University, I continued consulting and selling. In addition, I did group presentations for several software makers explaining the online ecommerce concepts. From late 2005 to late 2006 I grew increasingly concerned over the print, radio, TV and infomercial ads promising to turn your computer into an ATM overnight. Knowing how hard it is to create and work an ecommerce business, I knew that the wrong message was being sent to those hoping to start their own business. So in February 2007 I began broadcasting ebay & Beyond: Basics To Business on an AM radio station in Jamestown NY. This project morphed into the internet radio program I do today, bringing ecommerce sellers the truth about selling online.
My podcasts are simulcast at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/30067 and Ustream.TV Listeners can call in with questions or comments. 724-444-7444 and use call ID 30067#
3. Who's the audience for your webcast or webinar? How do they benefit?
My target audience is the small to medium sized ecommerce seller. We strive to provide the honest truthful information that online marketers need to build and grow their businesses. We interview software and service providers live and invite our listeners to call in with their comments or questions.
4. What websites or tools do you use to produce your virtual events?
www.talkshoe.com and www.ustream.tv
5. How do you promote your virtual events? What websites do you use to tell people about your online events?
My own website www.basicstobusiness.com, twitter, my user id is ebayandbeyond, Talkshoe and Ustream.
6. If you could only promote your virtual event using one tool, what would it be and why?
Twitter, because of the number of followers.
7. What else should our readers know about yourself, your company or your virtual events?
I really enjoy working to bring my listeners the very best in content!
CalFeed interviewed StartupLucky.com to find about their show and to see how they go about building an audience.
Tell us about the background of those involved with StartupLucky.com.
We've interviewed startup CEO's, National best selling book authors, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors. A few people on the list are, Guy Kawasaki, Tony Hsieh (Zappos CEO) , Chris Brogan, Melanie Notkin (Savvy Auntie), Richard Laermer, David Meerman Scott and many more.
Tell us about your show. What is it called and what are you trying to do?
Our show is startupLUCKY: Our mission is to connect startups with investors around the globe as quickly & efficiently as possible.
How hard is it to get guests onto your show? How do you reach the people you want to interview?
It's really not hard at all, people love being interviewed and it's an excellent way to get your word out and connect with potential customers, business partners, & investors. We have a "Request an Interview" page on the site. I also reach out to interesting folks on Twitter and Facebook.
Who is the audience for your show? Who's watching it?
Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, students, PR professionals, marketing professionals, investors for the most part.
We noticed that your show seems to come on at some what random times. How do people find out when your show is on?
Actually most shows are Tues-Friday at 4pm EST. However we've been squeezing in a few extra shows here and there.
How do you get the word out about your show? What specifically do you do to let people know about it?
Well we spend alot of time on Twitter & Facebook. We have awesome relationships with PR professionals and the viral nature of video helps spread the word. Also, we try to really be relaxed and have fun with it. This gives people a reason to come back and tell their networks about the show.
If someone wanted to create a web show (let's say about, promoting virtual events), what advice would you give them?
My advice would be to get started today. You are gonna suck at first and you will make mistakes. This is the essence of starting up Keep moving forward and just try to do things a little bit better every day. Ask people how the show could be better and take action on the good stuff. Always, always be yourself and keep it real.
CalFeed rolled out a new design yesterday, just in time for South by Southwest.
Thanks to Josh, Adam and Jess for the design and implementation.
The layout is cleaner and gives more information about what CalFeed is all about, along with a new Tour page.
In addition, we have a brand new feature, Tweet This!
Each event has a Tweet This! link. Click on that link and it will copy the event description and link to your Twitter status. This is a quick way to share the Events you plan on attending.
Thank You to Startup Lucky for using CalFeed to publish your Live, Online Event Schedule.
Check out the Startup Lucky Event Schedule.
If you haven't seen the Startup Lucky webcast, you are missing out.
Startup Lucky does Live Webcasts, where they interview, startups prepared & poised for funding, VC’s / Angels and People who can Educate & Inspire Startup Entrepreneurs
You can publish your events to your own website also. Visit your My Events web page, then click on the Event Widget link to get set up.
Send any questions you have to email@example.com.
The CalFeed Twitter Follower list continues to grow. We are now up to 310 Followers.
Submit your Live, Online Event information to CalFeed and share it with our followers.
Your event will be Tweeted to all of our Followers twice. Once when it gets promoted to the front page. And a second time, right before it starts.
CalFeed has a new feature that allows you to publish your events to your own website.
Here are the steps to follow to set it up.
Create an Account if you don't already have one.
Add some events under your account using the "Submit New Event" link in the top navigation.
Go to your Events page, using the "My Events" link in the top navigation.
Click on the link: Click here to configure your events widget - at the top of the page.
To the right of the page will be an input box. Copy that code into your HTML, where ever you want it to be.
You can seen an example of this feature on my blog here: Events Schedule I'm using WordPress. I simply created a new page inside of the WordPress Admin and called it Events Schedule. Then I copied the My CalFeed code into the content area. It is that simple.
Please email us if you have any feedback: Feedback Email
Also, we are building a list of Websites that publish CalFeed Events. Please email your Event Schedule link to us.
Once an Online Event becomes promoted to the CalFeed front page, that event is Tweeted to the CalFeed Twitter account. We recently made a change so that Promoted Events are Tweeted 5 to 10 minutes before the Event Happens. By following the CalFeed Twitter account you will find about all of the interesting online events as they are happening.
There are currently 165 people following the CalFeed Twitter account, and the number grows every week. Signup and submit your webcasts, webinars, live blogging events, etc. and share it with all of our Twitter friends!