Finalist for Best Podcast at ESPC

I am beyond excited to share the news that my podcast has been selected as a finalist for the Best Podcast category at the prestigious ESPC Inspire Awards, a platform dedicated to honoring excellence and innovation in the field. I am in the top three finalists among the nine distinct award categories. This nomination comes directly from the community — so thank you for supporting me! Over the next few weeks, my podcast will be reviewed by an independent judging panel, and I am eager to see how this journey unfolds.

You can check out the finalists for each category and learn more about the upcoming judging phase on the ESPC website. The grand announcement of the winners will take place in Amsterdam at the ESPC event on November 28th, at the Inspire Stage.

CollabTalk Podcast logoNow, a little bit about the podcast – the CollabTalk Podcast is a deep dive into discussions around the business value and practical application of the latest advances in collaboration, productivity, artificial intelligence, and social network science. I strive to bring insightful and informative content to my listeners, helping them navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Being nominated alongside industry giants such as Office 365 Distilled, featuring Steve Dalby and Marjin Somers, and the renowned Hanselminutes Podcast by Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman, is an honor in itself. Hanselminutes has been a pillar in the podcasting world for nearly two decades, setting a high standard for content and delivery.

I am humbled by this recognition and the company I find myself in, no matter what the result of the community voting. My focus has always been on providing value to my listeners and contributing positively to the community. I am grateful for this nomination, but regardless of the outcome, I am motivated to continue growing and delivering top-notch content through the podcast.

The CollabTalk Podcast is an extension of my personal blog,, which has been running continuously since April 2004. This journey wouldn’t have been possible without you, and I look forward to creating more engaging and informative content for many more years to come.

Thank you and stay tuned for more exciting updates from the CollabTalk Podcast!

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

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