Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Three ways to be there live

Thought it might be worth clearly laying out how one can join in the live experience either by calling in, listening and text chatting, or just listening to the live stream.

I covered the calling in instructions fairly succinctly in an earlier post, so I'll just reiterate.

1. Go to TalkShoe and create an account. When you do so, you'll create a 10-digit PIN. Remember it.
2. Download the Talkshoe Live! application from the site. I think this may happen automatically when you try to join the TalkCast for the first time, so you might be able to just go to step 3.
3. Go to the Uncontrolled Vocabulary page on TalkShoe and look for the Live Now! box. Click where it says "Listen, Text or Talk live." This will open up the TalkShoe Live! client and take you into the audio stream and chat environment.

Here's how you call in and join the audio conversation:

1. Dial 1-724-444-7444
2. Enter the show ID: 38665
3. Enter your 10-digit PIN, which will uniquely identify you and match your voice capability with your presence in the chatroom.

Note that you can call in to the show without running the TalkShoe Live! app, but you will need to create an account to create that 10-digit PIN. I do have one guest PIN if someone really doesn't want to create an account or I need to bring someone in on the fly.

The text chat is available within the TalkShoe Live! app, so simply running that without calling in will allow you to listen and be part of the text chat.

And finally, to just stream the show, you don't need a TalkShoe account or app at all. Just go to the TalkShoe page for the show and, if the show is live, there should be an option to listen.

10 PM EDT, Thursday. Hope you'll consider joining me.

1 comment:

Camilla Elliott said...

I listened to the podcast of your recent Thursday get-together online tonight and found it fascinating. Will try to join in from Australia on one of your sessions.