Podcasting as a Business Strategy: Go easy on the move to podcasting as a means to talk to other people in a professional milieu (you can podcast all you like in your personal life). One reason I don’t like a podcast instead of a transcript (rather than giving me a choice of either) is that most people are not very good at public speaking and it’s very painful to have to listen instead of being able to read a transcript. At best, many public speakers talk too slowly, which will lose an audience faster than a dull PowerPoint presenter in a cold, dark, cavernous, hotel conference room. At worst, well, we all know how bad public speakers can be. Even wonderfully talented, incredibly smart people um can a, um, be like, a, um, um, disaster when, ah, um, speaking ah, a, um, like, um, publicly. You get my um drift. So, please, like, a, um, PLEASE, don’t skip those transcripts and go directly to podcast. I, um, ah, like really, like wow, won’t listen to you and won’t get to hear your words of wisdom. Or, at least give Toastmasters a try first.