Lighting a KANDL

By · Thursday, January 29th, 2009

For about a year, I have been developing a business podcast called KANDL. Standing for Kent AND Lorraine, yes a great play on words, the fundamental purpose for the podcast is to tell stories. One of my dreams, like many people, is to become a writer and since I was little, I wanted to tell stories. KANDL is that storyboard. Back in the early part of 2008, I was talking to a colleague – Lorraine (the ‘L’ in KANDL). Lorraine moved to New Zealand over 4 years ago and we have kept in touch through what I call the 21st century means of email and Skype.

During that time, my wife Kristen turned me on to a podcast. My first reaction is, “What the heck is a podcast?” Suddenly I being the techno-geek in the house learned something new. A podcast is a series of audio or video digital media files, which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers. Kristen was listening to a podcast called the Hip Tranquil Chick, a podcast on a woman who weaves her practice of yoga and love of all things fabulous into a hip and tranquil lifestyle. (Quote from the Hip Tranquil Chicks’ website.) Needless to say I was intrigued and an idea was forming, why not develop a business podcast telling stories about business. Of course, I hinted at the idea to Lorraine and we started bouncing those same ideas around and low and behold – KANDL was born.

Over the next few months, I will document my journey into the podcast, social networking, and eye-opening misadventures of creating, starting, and developing a business podcast. I hope everyone enjoys the webisodic events of starting a new business venture from a simple idea. The story is interesting and I hope helpful as well as enlightening for those who continue to read this article.

You can also find this post at Kent’s business site – Management Outsourcing LLC.

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