49 episodes

The Future of Content explores how we create, manage, and distribute content. Hosted by Todd Ross Nienkerk and brought to you by Four Kitchens—Way more than websites.

The Future of Content podcast Todd Ross Nienkerk

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The Future of Content explores how we create, manage, and distribute content. Hosted by Todd Ross Nienkerk and brought to you by Four Kitchens—Way more than websites.

    Episode 49 – How to Get the Most Out of AI with Sebastianna Skalisky

    Episode 49 – How to Get the Most Out of AI with Sebastianna Skalisky

    Unlock the potential of AI in content management with Sebastianna Skalisky in the latest episode of "Future of Content"! Learn how a chat GPT-style chatbot with Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) can revolutionize university communications, enhancing response quality while safeguarding data. Discover strategies to optimize your content for AI and Large Language Models (LLMs), blending traditional SEO with AI requirements for improved accessibility. Dive into prompt engineering, token usage, and the importance of clear, concise content for both AI and human audiences. Gain practical tips to elevate your content strategy in today's AI-driven landscape.
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    About Four Kitchens
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    • 43 min
    Episode 48 – Beyond the Screen: Understanding Immersive Content and Universal CMS with Preston So

    Episode 48 – Beyond the Screen: Understanding Immersive Content and Universal CMS with Preston So

    What if content was no longer confined to just a screen? The rapid advancement and integration of artificial intelligence and augmented reality have begun to push these definitions, allowing everyone, from content creators to compliance officers, to rethink what is possible. From revolutionizing everyday tasks to creating a universal CMS where content authors can edit and update content across platforms, our conversation bridges what is to come. 
    Preston So joins “The Future of Content” to discuss not just the creation of content but the creation of experiences that are as intelligent as they are intuitive. 
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    Your website needs to fulfill your mission and stand the test of time. We have a long history of helping teams like yours — those who educate, advocate, and inform — realize their website’s potential and make a positive change in the world.
    At Four Kitchens, we make the web a better place to teach, learn, and advocate for all. Driven by our content expertise, technical excellence, and a shared purpose of doing good, we craft websites that help organizations fulfill their missions.
     Click here to learn more about how Four Kitchens makes websites with love. For good.

    • 58 min
    Episode 47 – Crafting Better Content Through CMS Design with Greg Dunlap

    Episode 47 – Crafting Better Content Through CMS Design with Greg Dunlap

    We spend so much time and resources on frontend development, isn’t it time we give the same treatment for content authors? Greg Dunlap, the director of strategy at Lullabot, joins “The Future of Content” to discuss the relationship between user-centered design and quality content. 
    Drawing from decades of experience, Greg shares his insights into involving authors in the development process. From utilizing paper prototyping to researching ways to reduce cognitive load, our conversation outlines practical strategies to create more efficient and user-friendly systems. Greg also shares the process of drafting his book, Designing Content Authoring Experiences, which aims to serve as a guide for crafting better author experiences. 
    This week’s episode invites listeners to rethink CMS from the ground up, ensuring it meets the needs of those it serves.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 46 – Crafting the Narrative in the Age of Conversational AI with Polly M Allen

    Episode 46 – Crafting the Narrative in the Age of Conversational AI with Polly M Allen

    Systems like Alexa and ChatGPT have brought conversational AI to the mainstream, allowing users to tailor how they experience this technology. This week, Polly M Allen of AI Career Boost joins the podcast to discuss how conversational AI is changing our physical and digital lives. With Polly's insights, the conundrums of AI-driven content creation and ownership becomes clear.
    From supporting content creation to tempering online interactions with Ghostbot, we assess AI's dual nature. Closing on an optimistic note, we envision a future where content's value is synonymous with its originality and authenticity, inspired by recent initiatives to honor genuine reporting.
    Want to learn more about Polly and the work she's doing at AI Career Boost? Then be sure to follow her by clicking on the links below!
    Polly M Allen on LinkedIn AI Career Boost Website

    • 49 min
    Episode 45 – Museums Are For Everyone with Michelle Graves

    Episode 45 – Museums Are For Everyone with Michelle Graves

    Visitor's experiences are curated the second they enter a museum. Every detail in the exhibit is carefully thought out, from the lighting to the placement of the artwork. In this episode, we speak with Michelle Graves, a museum curator from the Morris Museum. As we navigate the complexities of exhibition design and storytelling, it becomes clear that institutions like the Morris Museum are revolutionizing the visitor experience to ensure inclusivity and engagement.  
    Museums are evolving from their traditional “stuffy” demeanor. Innovative collaborations and immersive experiences are drawing a wider audience into their doors. Michelle reveals how the Morris Museum blends its historic architecture with contemporary gallery spaces, creating a narrative that respects the past while embracing the future. The discussion delves into the evolving landscape of museum practices, highlighting the vital role of technology and social awareness in shaping exhibitions that resonate with today’s audiences. Todd and Michelle’s conversation reminds us that museums are for everyone. 
    Want to learn more about the Michelle Graves, the Morris Museum and the ways they are changing the museum space? Check out the links below!
    Michelle Graves on LinkedIn Morris Museum  Art in the Atrium From Flower to Flame: The Artwork of Paul J. Stankard

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 44 – Innovations in Content Design and Visual Storytelling with Samantha Enslen

    Episode 44 – Innovations in Content Design and Visual Storytelling with Samantha Enslen

    Today, we sit down with Samantha Enslen from Dragonfly Editorial to chat about how you can turn industry jargon into compelling content. Samantha offers a valuable look into the process of making intricate concepts digestible, from employing the ISO's guidelines for plain language to embracing an "explain like I'm five" philosophy. Whether it's the tactile charm of print or the swift click-through of digital media, we examine the evolving landscape of content creation and why major businesses are leaning on specialized teams like Dragonfly to articulate their value.

    As we wrap up our dialogue, Samantha pulls back the curtain on the meticulous design choices that keep readers hooked, from the allure of a well-placed infographic to the familiar comfort of scrolling through a PDF. We then pivot to the significance of carving out a niche in a market brimming with agencies, as Dragonfly's expertise in demystifying complex content sets them apart.
    Eager to learn more? Samantha welcomes you into the Dragonfly community, where you can explore the interplay of writing, editing, and design to elevate your own content creation game.
    Samantha Enslen on LinkedIn
    Dragonfly Editorial

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

krisssstin ,

Love it

As a marketer, I find it extremely valuable to hear about what content looks like across many different industries—especially the restaurant industry. Lots of takeaways to apply to my own work.

cuzcontent ,

If you're a content creator, you'll love Todd's insights.

Todd Nienkerk is an authority on content creation, and his predictions for the future are fascinating and well researched. I'm looking forward to seeing what industries he explores in future episodes.

Wizard Oest ,

Content can be so many things

The future of content is a great way to learn that content is so much more than just words in a blog article. This is a great series. (Caveat—I’m on one of the episodes.)

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