Speaker Spotlight: Richard Martin!


Richard Martin is an online entrepreneur. He created and manages a WordPress site that provides health services to clients and continuing education training for health professionals. Before going online he did product marketing in Silicon Valley with several companies including Apple, Cisco and Broadcom. Richard now lives in Ottawa. Richard is one the organizers of WordCamp Ottawa.

Follow @richardgmartin on Twitter.

Richard will be giving a talk titled How Video Can Boost Your Traffic.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

There was significant improvement on media management with the WordPress 3.5 (Elvin) release.

I have also noticed more 3rd party options for site backup.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

It is a great opportunity meet people involved in WordPress and see what they are doing.

What is your talk going to be about?

I will be speaking about how video can drive quality traffic to your WordPress site/blog.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

My talk will leverage three years of using video to generate high quality traffic to my site and my goal is to share lessons-learned and best practices for creating, producing, distributing, and promoting video.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

I like what Yoast has done in the SEO space. His plugins are top notch, his team provides good support, and the content on his site is very informative.

Who do I follow – that’s a tough question. It constantly changes as new “stuff” is being developed all the time.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

I would like a better way to manage editorial content and calendar. I have tried several plugins and I am not totally happy.

One more thing: the WordPress team should recognize Max Roach and his contribution to bebop and name a future release after him.

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