Talkshoe is big. Uncontrolled Vocabulary has been doing shows through the service for a while, and now there’s T is for Training. Both of these shows are for the library community. People can call in at the show’s air time, talk, chat in a text box, or listen to the live program. After the fact, Talkshoe shows are distributed as a podcast.
As much as I love virtual participation, I hadn’t participated in either show before today. I don’t really like talking on the phone, I really like talking when I can see nonverbal communication cues, I can never tell if I’m boring or if my voice sounds funny, and on and on. So, I listen to the shows as podcasts occasionally, and I follow the discussions about the shows in Twitter, Friendfeed, or blogs.
That was until today. Maurice Coleman saw my ID presentation slides and asked if I could stop in to talk about Instructional Design. So I did. I stumbled over words more than I do in face to face conversations, and took a bit to get my thoughts in order, but did manage to talk about some of the things that I think are important about ID.
And it was fun. And totally one of those things that would be easier the more experience you have with it.
So, in case you’re interested:
(There are a lot more places this show exists on the web, but that will get you started. )