213 Podcast Answer Man – BlogWorld NYC 2011 Interview With Rick Calvert – Co-Founder and CEO of BlogWorld #BWENY
Summary: Hey folks, I was happy to get a chance to interview Rick Calvert who is the CEO and Co-Founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. The interview runs about 12 minutes and includes great information regarding how BlogWorld got started, how the Podcast & New Media Expo got rolled into BlogWorld, and why BlogWorld left Las Vegas. Most important is the information related to the future focus on podcasting at BlogWorld. Have a look at this video and see the list of highlights I have posted below. Topics that I thought were important enough to highlight: 00:00:10 Rick's response to my session. 00:00:33 How long ago did BlogWold get started? 00:00:53 Rick's prior expo experience 00:01:30 Was the show always in Vegas until this year? 00:01:35 New Media / Podcasting is important enough fir the big stage. 00:02:04 Now the conference is in NYC & LA each year. Why? 00:03:38 Is BlogWorld coming back to NYC again next year? 00:03:51 Does BlogWorld Expo get you full access to BookWorld Expo in NYC? 00:04:28 How did Podcast/New Media Expo get rolled into BlogWorld Expo? 00:06:40 I don't understand why more Podcasters aren't blogging, using YouTube, etc. 00:06:48 Why do you think Podcasters should come to BlogWorld LA? 00:07:16 There is a segment of the Podcast Community that feel like they are different from bloggers. 00:09:16 More sessions devoted to the "Art" of content creation coming to BlogWorld! 00:09:23 We are going to have a massive amount of content in LA For Podcasters. 00:09:36 We made a mistake by changing the name of the track to The Digital Broadcasting Track last year. 00:10:16 By all of us coming together, it raises the profile for all of us in New Media. It creates more opportunities for all of us. 00:10:34 Podcasters are welcome to Email Rick at Rick@BlogWorldExpo.com, they can send Rick a message on Twitter using @BlogWorld, and they can even call him at 858-309-4747 ext. 102. Tell him what you want as a podcaster, and he will do it!