YAK ABOUT TECH SUMMER RECONSTRUCTION

The Beginning of CENTRE: And Ugh! Video, Video Video

This week we continue our discussion with Kimball Stadler from Top Dog Performance on Social Media. i realize we are still following the hour format with a half hour show, which doesn’t leave enough time for the intelligence of the guest to make an appearance. I’ll have to rectify the format until we go back to an hour in the fall.

Why i’d listen to the podcast instead of watching the video this week! We’ve been playing out our transition from radio to video. The thinking is that we’d do this with our audience in tow – showing you how vulnerable we are to both tech and ego. You will see that we’ve upped the video quality level to just under HD. With that comes some unexpected challenges.

Let me take you back to the good old days of radio. Here we are broadcasting from the I Heart Media studio’s on the treasure coast. It wasn’t out of the question that one could head down to the beach during a break from the Centre before heading to the studio to record. Surf-board in hand, sand covered feet, wet bathing suit – throw a towel over the chair, put headphones on, sound check and do the show.

Now, 2 months into our transition to video. Jump into the shower, look for reasonable clothes (not business, not too casual) head to the studio and its a go. Except now we’ve moved into the realm of higher definition video. As you might ask after seeing the video, “who threw a vat of grease on david’s face”. Damn, now we are into the make-up phase. Kimball comes in fully prepared as it is not unusual for a woman to be wearing make-up when she leaves the house. She looked great. All of this in an effort to expand the show’s syndication on all platforms. So, I posted the video, but next week i’ll arrive a half hour earlier for hair and make-up.

Next week we will have a more formal discussion on the Centre.

Are Big Brands Playing Fools in Social Media? Yak About Tech Talks Social Media with Kimball Stadler

Today we start a month long chat about local markets and marketing. The meaning of Social Media to today’s small business community. And who are the big brands pretending to be? “I’m one you guys, you fools”.

Part Two: Carl Fismer, Treasure Hunter

Joined by co-host Lisa Rymer, and the great musician Sam Milner, we visit with Carl once again.

Carl “Fizz” Fismer, a diving professional who resides in Key Largo, Florida, has over 30 years of treasure search and salvage experience. Most people just read or dream about sunken treasures, but Captain Carl Fismer lives the dream! (If anyone is interested in being part of such a dream go to links below.)

Fizz specializes in shipwrecks, especially Spanish shipwrecks. He has worked on over 300 shipwrecks in the United States, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Central and South America and the Indian Ocean.

One of Fismer’s diving experiences was with Sir Arthur C. Clarke in Sri Lanka (1992).

According to Wikipedia, Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, who died at 90 in 2008, was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist. He was also famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956. The main reason for the move was to pursue his interest in scuba diving.

Part One: Carl Fismer, The Great Treasure Hunter, the Underwater Indiana Jones visits Yak About Tech

Every once in awhile we get lucky enough to find an icon who represents something that only our fantasies can imagine. That is Carl or as his friends call him “FIZZ” Carl Fismer lives the life of an adventurer. The type of life that they make books, movies and video games about. Carl Fismer, affectionately dubbed “Fizz”, is a treasure hunter that has dived on some of the world’s most famous shipwrecks. He is often described as a real life underwater Indiana Jones. Carl is an active treasure hunter who travels the world looking for treasure and artifacts. He has worked with Mel Fisher on the world famous treasure ship, the Atocha. Carl Fismer is often called in as an expert on shipwrecks and treasures of the Spanish Main when producers and writers want to add realism to their productions.

Joined by co-host Lisa Rymer, and the great musician biographer Sam Milner, we listen to Carl talk his life and although the references in part one may not be familiar to most people, they certainly paint a picture of the “Salty old Dog” right from the pages of the must reads. You got to hear Fizz to understand a world most of us will never know. There was so much there that we decided to spread the interview across multiple broadcasts.

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