The Podcasting Setup

2 years ago I wrote my “mobile studio” post where I shared my 3-angle-camera-in-a-backpack setup. Almost every item in that backpack has been replaced by now so I may have to do an update to that post one day. More recently (since September 2014) I have shifted my focus to audio in favour of our new Podcast In Tech We Trust. So here’s my current audio setup; Podcasting at Home Early on, even before starting with the first recording I knew that audio quality is key to a succesful podcast. So I wanted to have a good microphone. After some research

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Why quantifying Social Media is a bad idea

This is one I have been struggling with a lot and still am. I feel that a lot of people around me have the same problems with it as well. We sometimes completely disagree on our points on the matter which only concludes we still have a long way to go (that will never end?). The basic problem we have is the following: someone needs to decide on budgets so we need a way to explain the value. And by extent the increased value so we can get even more budget 🙂 What do we measure? One thing everyone does

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Year End Review for the Conference warriors

I don’t do Merry Christmas or Chanukkah holiday cards. I also don’t really like next-year-predictions. What I do from time to time is looking back at what happened to what we do or has happened to me. Looking back at 2013 there is one specific point in time that I will never forget for the rest of my life; Leaving Las Vegas, after PEX (aka VMware Partner Exchange). Be Social and Share:

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3 discussions on Virtualization Management

This month I was, together with Ethan Banks, the Solarwinds Thwack Ambassador. The Ambassadors take some extra time to, beyond the regular conversations on the Thwack forum, post a weekly thought on a specific theme. This month I focussed on Virtualization Management. As all the stars were perfectly aligned I went to 2 VMUGs in the first week of december so a lot of the thoughts came from those presentations. Actually most of it comes either from Joe Baguley’s keynote or Chad Sakac’ EMC presentation. Here are the 3 posts and you can still jump into the conversations!    

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4 tips for My Marketing Utopia

A few weeks ago I pulled my first blogpost ever; “The Marketing Wall of Shame” where I would give a central location for competitive vendor marketing which I truly loath. There were two reasons for pulling the post:  It could get me in a long-term trouble in the industry being such a PITA (pain-in-the-ass) This was if you know me well, not enough reason to pull it. I don’t like being negative and as there was not really a positive twist it just seemed too much complaining without resolving. So let’s take that to the next step. Let me give

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Message over Style – new world of communication

Your wrong! As I am not native English, I make a lot of mistakes in both my speaking and writing. In writing most of the errors will go into wrong spelling. In speaking probably most of my issues are choosing the wrong words or even not finding a word at all, being left behind with a description of a single word I was looking for. I hope that at least my sentences are build good enough. Let’s focus for a moment on the writing, as that would be the place where you have the time and opportunity to be right all the

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