We were fortunate to get Steve Ahern to attend last years conference in Wagga Wagga and the feed back from his sessions was overwhelming.
So imagine how happy I was when I received an email from Steve from Afghanistan offering to return to this year’s conference and present again.
That is one of the reasons that there is a new program out and you can find it in this newsletter and of course on line as always.
This means there had to be a reshuffle of some of the program and we have had to remove the AGM from the program but we will be announcing the AMG Dates and location at the conference so stay tuned for that one.
This year has been interesting as we have had to change the program around a bit as some presenters could not make it due to other commitments. We understand how that goes and we just make changes to keep the conference content as relevant to the delegates as possible.
Steve will be doing two plenary sessions this year and will be coving two completely new topics.
Plenary 3 :- Volunteer Management – Steve Ahern – It’s the volunteers who make your station great. it’s also the volunteers who can cause you the greatest headaches. Steve Ahern gives an insight into how to get the best from your volunteers in this session on volunteer management. Recognition, setting expectations, and feedback are three of the tips Steve will share with participants during this session. Steve has recently shared these and other tips with emerging radio presenters in Afghanistan after the launch of the Nai Media Institute. Link to http://www.steveahern.com.au/KabulNMIlaunch2a.mov
Plenary 8 :- Programming Principles – Steve Ahern – Does your audience know what to expect when they tune in to your station? If a new arrival to town switched on and listened for 15 minutes at 8am, noon, 5pm and 10pm, would they get a sense of what the station is really all about? Or would they just be confused? The diversity of community radio programming one of its great strengths, and also its greatest weakness. Making Radio author Steve Ahern will teach programming principles in this conference session so you can get the best out of your programming
The 2012 National Regional Rural and Sub Metro