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Everyone has a story waiting to be told; all you need are the skills and medium to share it. Whether you’re looking to start a podcast, launch a website, protect your reputation, or embark as a digital nomad, I’m eager to prepare you for your online adventure through my online and in-person workshops.

My presentations are informed by decades of experience in tech, journalism, and education. I have hosted hundreds of podcast interviews, conference panels, and workshops and have taught at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Whatever your audience, skill level, or venue, I’d welcome the opportunity to speak with your organization. Please contact me for more information, or speak with me at any of the below events, all of which are free and open to the public.


It’s All in How you Say It: Preparing to Host an Interview

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Location: Zoom

Everyone has a story to tell. But how do you get someone to share their story? Approaching strangers at conventions or on Twitter can be scary, and preparing for the interview is hard work – but this workshop makes it easy. These tips will guide you in finding, researching, and interviewing guests and recording their stories, with a focus on producing publishable audio, such as a podcast.

Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-Profit Through Online Fundraising

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Location: Zoom

Kickstarter distributes more money each year than the National Endowment for the Arts does. But most entrepreneurs who reach for a piece of that pie walk away disappointed. What are the winning strategies to ensure your crowdfunding campaign is one of the winners? How can you fund your big idea, and which audience yields the greatest returns? Come learn which crowdfunding platform is best for you and how to use it to win over donors and pledges.

Learn How to Make a Podcast

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Location: Watertown, Mass., USA

Podcasting is an easy way to engage with your audience, have your voice heard, and stand out from the crowd. What makes podcasting so popular, and how do you know what to podcast about? From recording hardware and editing software to working with audio, we’ll review how to get started with podcasting.

Online Security: How To Lock Down Your Personal Information

Date: Nov 1, 2021

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Location: Leominster, Mass., USA

What does it mean to get doxxed? What do you do if it happens to you—and how do you prevent it in the first place? Whether you’re worried about your address, passwords, cell phone, or credit cards, this workshop gives you both preventive and reactive steps you can take to protect your digital identity and maintain your peace of mind. Join us for this informational session with Ken Gagne!

Finding and Interviewing Podcast Guests

Date: Nov 2, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Location: Watertown, Mass., USA

Take your podcast to the next level by hosting and interviewing guests. Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you get someone to share their story? Preparing for an interview is hard work, but Ken Gagne will provide tips for scheduling and engaging with guests. While intended for podcasters, these tips will guide you in finding and interviewing guests for any medium.

Lock Down Your Identity Online

Date: Nov 4, 2021

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Location: Zoom

How can you lock down your personal information online? What does it mean to get doxxed? What do you do if it happens to you? Whether you’re worried about your address, passwords, cell phone, or credit cards, this workshop gives you both preventive and reactive steps you can take to protect your digital identity and maintain your peace of mind.

Photo courtesy Bruce Baker at KansasFest 2013