Shefik Participates With Podfest Expo and Sets Guinness World Record
NEW YORK — During August 10-14, 2020, over 5,000 people throughout the world took part in an incredible event online and made podcasting history, by achieving the world record-breaking title for "the largest attendance for a virtual podcasting conference in one week", as officiated by Guinness World Records (https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/619872-largest-attendance-for-a-virtual-podcasting-conference-in-one-week). Listed as an achievement by Podfest Expo (USA), the world record for "the largest attendance for a virtual podcasting conference in one week" is now set at 5,003. Media personality and philanthropist Shefik (https://shefik.info) was on-hand to actively participate in this amazing achievement, where he was counted amongst the attendees. He was awarded an official certificate to commemorate his participation.
To be counted towards the Guinness World Record, attendees had to participate in Podfest Expo (https://podfestexpo.com) during August 10-14, 2020. Spearheaded by Founder and Chief Creative Officer Chris Krimitsos, this virtual conference was a global undertaking, intended to foster community, collaboration, and education to homes the world over. At the conference, attendees were interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world. They experienced world-class education, ideas, and inspiration — a strong, family-like community and plenty of amazing networking.
This is the second Guinness World Record that Shefik has participated (and achieved) within the past year. On May 1, 2020, the first was listed as an achievement by Crowdfunder (UK) at The Covid Arms, as the world record for "the most users to visit a virtual pub", set at 6,321. Shefik was also awarded an official certificate to commemorate his participation in this world record too.
During March 1-5, 2021, Podfest Expo will present its next virtual conference, with the intent to once again achieve a Guinness World Record — in hopes of beating their own record. As of this writing, there are over 5,450 registrations for this conference. Therefore, the world record-breaking achievement is well in sight for this week. You can help shatter this world record, by registering at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/podfest-global-2021-virtual-tickets-97379335213.
"I am honored to have participated in the Guinness World Record for 'the largest attendance for a virtual podcasting conference in one week'," says Shefik. "As a producer of award-winning multimedia content, I am proud to join my peers in this climatic milestone."
Libsyn (https://libsyn.com) is the global sponsor of Podfest Expo.
Sir Shefik Macauley (https://shefik.info), known mononymously as Shefik, is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, BET, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkey). For his charitable and philanthropic work throughout the years, he was bestowed with the rank of Knight in the Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel (http://www.michaelarchangel.org), subjected only to the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan (http://www.royalghassan.org). Celebrating over 20 years in the entertainment and technology industries, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME magazine, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation" (https://invocation.co), which is broadcast on 23 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally syndicated video series of the same name, via Amazon and other notable outlets.
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Last Updated: May 30, 2021