EdTech Speaks


014 with Lifestyle Portrait and Virtual Photographer, John DeMato

Season 1, Ep. 14

Welcome to this week's episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast where we interview John DeMato. John is a man of many talents, but primarily he is a branded lifestyle portrait and virtual photographer who collaborates with speakers, trainers, and other expert-based business owners to create an emotional connection with their audiences through persuasive visual storytelling.

More than a photographer, John sets his clients up for success beyond the photo sessions by coaching them on how to best leverage their image content for every touchpoint across their online presence. A former television producer, John has over 20 years of production experience and has been featured as a portrait photographer expert on several NBC Universal daytime shows. He also is a sponsor for the NYC chapter of the National Speakers Association and is a guest contributor for several photography trade magazines.

His topics of expertise: Persuasive Visual Storytelling, Lifestyle Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Virtual Photography

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022 Solving Problems and Learning as You Go with Seth Raphael

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Welcome to a very unique episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast where we are joined by Seth Raphael, who is officially the youngest guest we've had the pleasure of interviewing.Seth Raphael is the founder of LinkJoin, a website that organizes and automatically opens virtual classes. He is a student at Las Lomas High School, but also an entrepreneur and programmer. During his virtual 2020 school year, he noticed that he was struggling to remember to join his classes. So he created LinkJoin to help himself and others never be late again. His programming journey started small, with occasional summer camps where he learned the basics of coding and its concepts, but Seth's interest and knowledge spiked during the summer of 2020, when the world was in lockdown and he was stuck inside. After taking a full-fledged online course on Python, he became interested in making websites and quickly picked up the rest of the technologies needed. And when the need arose for one to automatically open his meetings, he knew how to make it. Seth enjoys playing piano, tennis, and ice hockey in his free time, and derives joy from beating his parents at backyard ping-pong.Seth has proven that you don't have to be an adult with multiple degrees to succeed in making a product to help people, you can just work towards a goal of solving a problem, learning as you go.Seth says, "Just getting started is the hardest step - if you have an idea and you think you can get it out there to help people, then just get started and see where it goes."Learn more and connect with Seth here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth-raphael-75aa2320a/https://linkjoin.xyz