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In the Rick Calvert episode:

Head honcho for 2 of the largest trade shows in the business: NMX (New Media Expo) and TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange),  Rick gives us his insider tips on succeeding in the world of new media and cutting through the noise of an overcrowded online space.

Feature Topics in this episode:

  •  Why going to conferences is so important for business success
  • Is new media better than traditional media?
  • What are TBEX & NMX and why they could benefit you
  • Why new media is interactive and inclusive
  • How to network with people who are bigger than you
  • How to cut through the “noise” of other online content
  • Will there ever be a day when newbies simply can’t rank on google?
  • Content is king but community is queen
  • Why TV is on its last legs
  • Why friendly blogging communities are about to become enemies
  • Is Organic reach on Facebook over?


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Weblinks from Rick Calvert Episode

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Trusted – Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership

How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months.

TBEX – The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world.

NMXJoin the Media Revolution

MONDAY TOOL: – Digital Business card site


Cracked – B.S. News Stories


Odesk – Find Freelancers



Coach Deb Cole – Marketing Director NMX & TBEX Events


Deb Ng – NMX grateful dead reference – Your Right, It’s Not the Same


Mark Cuban – American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS


Mark Burnett – Television producer and CEO of United Artists Media Group


Tom Webster – CVP of Strategy, Edison Research. Consumer insights, social media data and folksy analogies.


Chris Brogan – American author, journalist, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing


Pat Flynn – leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses


Steel Panther – Kickass hair metal band that Tommo & Megsy Loooove!


Travel Massive – connects thousands of travel insiders to meet, learn and collaborate at free events all around the world.


Rick Calvert

Rick Calvert


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DISCLAIMER: We are affiliated with TBEX, Trusted Housesitters, World nomads, Lems Shoes, Cabin Zero – all companies we love and support. We are not affiliated with any other of the recommended products on this page. All our opinions, as always, are our own.


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