Brian is a renaissance man whose passion and enthusiasm as an experienced digital entrepreneur has shined over the last two decades. With a unique constellation of talents, he successfully multitasks between being a CEO, Internet marketing professional, author, conference speaker, consultant, content creator, mentor, photographer, web designer, media guest (TV, radio, podcasts) and startup founder. His highly praised book, Content Marketing Ideas, is a complete guide to content creation and maintains an influential five-star rating on Amazon. He is in demand as the head of established brands such as Uniseo.com and RedstoneX.com, President of the Canadian Internet Marketing Association, Editor-in-chief of Citynet Magazine, Head of WP Phone Support and Editor at The WP Crowd, among other accolades. Brian holds two Master’s degrees and has taught at McGill University and Boston College. Please visit www.rotsztein.com for more. On Twitter and Instagram: @brianrotsztein
Brian will be giving a talk titled “How WordPress Will Change Your Life“. He’s also hosting a panel titled “WordPress Business Advice”
What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?
This one is a little self-serving because of my involvement but I love the progress of http://www.wpphonesupport.com, a WordPress service that offers SEO-based security, website updates, site speed optimization, backups and so on.
Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?
I’m speaking at WordCamp Montreal to give back to the community which has been so great to me personally and professionally.
What is your talk going to be about?
TALK #1: The first WordCamp that I attended was in Montreal, in 2009. Since then, I have gone on to live what I call The WordPress Lifestyle (#wplife). I encourage everyone reading this to come to the talk and discover for yourself to what extent WordPress has had a positive influence on your life.
TALK #2: I put together a great business advice panel for anyone who is using WordPress to make money (business owners, web designers, plugin creators, etc.). I’ll be hosting this year.
What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?
TALK #1: There is much more to WordPress than blogging and making money. The community is unbelievable and I encourage people to get involved.
TALK #2: Get advice on how to make the most of WordPress and profitability.
Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?
The team behind The WP Crowd
What new feature would you like to see in the future?
I’d like to be able to save menu settings (e.g., to have a revision history).