It took a while for my brain to catch up to the fact that I was finally in town at the same time as a Third Tuesday Montreal. It took even longer for me to clue into the fact that 3rd tuesday was actually on monday this time around. I almost missed it, and I’m glad I didn’t, it was a great event, and it was so good to see people I hadn’t seen in too long..
I really enjoyed hanging out with Michelle Blanc, Marc Synder, Michelle Sullivan, Joseph Thornley, Adele McAlear, and also meeting some new people. It reminded me how many PR / marketing /communications professionals I know, and how the lines have blurred between what they do and what I do. You can’t be a one-trick pony anymore it seems. It’s great to hang around with positive people like these, and if there’s this kind of event in your neighbourhood, get out there and connect, you won’t regret it!
The highlight for me was finally meeting Shel Holtz, co-host of For Immediate Release . Shel and I have both been podcasting since the early days, and we know a lot of the same people, but somehow had never managed to cross paths. In fact, I didn’t think I was on his radar, so when Joseph introduced us and he not only knew who I was but said “I’m a fan”, my ego had all the flattering it needed 🙂 Shel turned out to be as nice in person as he sounds like he is on his podcast, I enjoyed meeting and chatting with him.
A few of us went out to dinner after the event, and it was good food, good friends, and great conversation about all things from social media to the house that Nat built, to the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Me with Shel Holtz (Thanks Adele!)
Some of these great people are already coming to Podcasters Across Borders in a few weeks, now I have to convince the rest!