Speaking

As a conference organiser myself, I know what makes a good and enjoyable session, and deliver a session that’s both thoughtful and entertaining.

I speak with overwhelming positivity about radio and podcasting, while giving pause for thought about the past, present and future of the medium. Almost all my physical presentations include video and audio - with concrete examples from across the globe, enabling audiences to learn from best practice.

I have a virtual studio with good quality lighting, seamless access to slides and video, and high quality wired internet.

Suggested sessions

The state of podcasting - a comprehensive look around the world of podcasting - how it’s consumed, where the medium is going, and some suggestions to increase it yet further

What’s happening in podcasting: and why you should care - a bespoke look back at the last six months of podcasting news, looking at the latest trends in the industry and making predictions for the future

International trends in podcasting - podcasting isn’t just about the US. Find out what’s being listened-to in other countries: including many who listen to podcasts much more than those in North America; and discover the best way to get new listeners from across the world

The future of radio - live and local? Examining the trends for live radio listening and understanding where the future might be headed for radio and audio in general

New platforms - new revenues - new opportunities How radio listening is changing, how revenues are changing too, and how stations are using new platforms and technologies to reach audiences in new and creatively interesting ways

I tailor every presentation to audiences and individual conferences.

Watch some:

Many people use me to set the scene for the day. Here are a few examples:

WorldDAB GA, 2020 - a Zoom presentation with a difference

OzPod 2017, Melbourne VIC, Australia, 2017: The state of podcasting in 2017

ASI Conference, Nice, France, 2017: The changing radio landscape from a measurement point of view

Feedback

In conference feedback, my keynote speeches regularly score as among the most enjoyable and informative; and I am regularly invited back to conferences for future years. Some examples of feedback include:

“Your presentation was exactly what we hoped for - a great tone-setter for the rest of the day. And your contributions to the panel are already much-quoted by the industry trades.” - Fred Jacobs

“James recently presented a terrific keynote speech at the RadioTech Summit that I organized for Radio Ink magazine at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center. The audience reaction was extremely positive to James' comprehensive and entertaining tour of new radio developments around the world, replete with multimedia examples. I recommend him highly as a presenter at any radio- or new media-related event.” - Skip Pizzi

“Coming up with ideas for Multi-Platforming the station thanks to the brilliant lecture by @jamescridland at #sracon!” - Matt Green

Get in touch

To discuss your conference requirements, and discover my availability and rates, please email james@crid.land