Taft Chief People Officer Beth A. Silvers will present to active and aspiring podcasters, industry representatives and professionals at the 3rd annual Podcast Movement 2016, which will take place July 6-8 in Chicago, Ill. Silvers and co-host Sarah Stewart Holland broke through in 2015 with their podcast Pantsuit Politics, a political podcast with an emphasis on nuanced and respectful political discussions, which grew from 200 to 20,000 subscribers in a little over two months.
In the presentation, Silvers will discuss:
- What she and Holland learned as two average moms talking politics in an arena filled with bigger, louder voices.
- How she broke the experts’ rules by openly admitting her biased perspectives, and how podcasters are uniquely positioned to fill the void in a media environment too often dominated by experts and professionals.
- How to expand on the role of community-building and listener feedback, and its importance when occupying the space as an “amateur.”