Being Part of the Audience

Photo-A-Day #1954

Our second Day in New York started with an early morning getting ready to head over to Carlolines on Braodway for Audience Conference. Audience is a one day conference that mixes social media and other genres. This time it was Social Media and Comedy. Perfect combination. There were so many great speakers too.

We were able to catch up with so many of our friends that we only get to see at Conferences. John Raser, Murray Newlands, Heather in BC and her daughter Crystal, Chris Brogan, Jim Kukral, Simeon and Heather Margolis, Missy Ward, Shawn Collins, Trisha Lyn Fawver, Stephanie Lichtenstein and also my good friend and life coach, Kim Ann Curtin. I was also finally able to meet Daniel M. Clark, C.C. Chapman and Katrina Brogan in person.

Photo Information

Date Taken: August 14, 2010
Camera: Canon Point and Shoot
(Aff Link)
Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
(My Flickr)
ISO: n/a
Exposure: 1/20sec
Aperture: 2.8
Focal Length: 4.6mm
Flash Used: Yes
Mode: Manual
Lens: Manual

The lineup of speakers was really impreswive and Allison and I had a great time. I took no notes, did no tweeting nor took any photos during this who event because that was what being part of an audience. It was hard for me to do, really hard but to get into the spirit of being open to learning the importnce of audience that is what I did.

After the conference Allison and I again walked down to Time’s Square and this time we were just killing some time because we were headed back to Carolines for dinner and the Chris Hardwick show. I’m a big fan of Chris Hardwick. I think he is incredibly funny and smart. He is also super busy, running his own great podcast (The Nerdist Podcast), his own website (, being the host of G4’s Web Soup and so many, many other things. Chris even set up his own social network called The Node for what he calls NerdSourcing. Our first Nerdsourcing endeavor is to Create an 8bit video game.

After the show we met with Chris and I used an XShot to take today’s Photo-A-Day. Then I gave him that XShot because he is a gadget guy and I bet he’d enjoy it. Chris was so personable and his affable personality carries over from his shows to his social network and even to the personal e-mail that he sent me when I expressed interest in being part of his streat team for his Shows at Caroline’s from August 12-15. He said the comped tickets were gone but that didn’t bother me at all, I was happy to support a guy who has given me so much entertainment for free since the moment I discovered the Nerdist podcast.

After the show Allison and I walked back to the hotel and I got another one of those great street ice cream cones. I can’t help myself, they are so good.

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5 thoughts on “Being Part of the Audience”

  1. That’s awesome!!! I had a feeling you’d figure out a way to meet him!! You make all fanboys/girls proud:) I’m so happy to see you are having so much fun!!

    1. Mo,
      We had fun. I certainly am no longer scared to approach people that I admire and would like to meet. Chris was so personable which made that easy.

    1. Stephanie,
      It was great to see you again too. Looks like we are amassing quite a great set of photos together from conferences according to facebook. 🙂

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