Category Archives: Technology

Apps for Everything

The iPhone (and other smart phones) seems to get smarter by the day with each new app (application software) that’s developed by the many third-party companies looking to play a part in the device’s boom. An open source approach by Apple has led to this development; instead of taking a proprietary approach, they’ve allowed pretty…

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Technology for the Future

Besides the hopeful signs of an uptick in business for 2010, meetings and trade show technology continues to advance, with technology products becoming better, cheaper and easier to use. Innovation in the tech sector is bubbling with a variety of new options. Here are some of the major technology trends to watch for this coming…

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Techno Speak

Admit it, how many of you used to poke fun at members of the A/V club in high school—those fellow students who earnestly went about operating video cameras and lighting for school functions. Call it revenge of the nerds, but a meeting planner has to rely heavily on an accomplished A/V technician (and former club…

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Many Tweetful Returns

So you want to become a successful Web 2.0 marketer? If you’re thinking that all you need to do is sign up for a Twitter account and start tweeting about your exploits, think again. Of course, signing up and staying active with regular tweets (and retweets) is half the battle: just having a presence, with…

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10 Ways to Greener Meetings

Being green is getting easier. The move to make meetings more eco-friendly is finally taking hold, and meeting professionals are working together to reduce, recycle and reuse to dramatically improve the environmental impact of events. Technology can help in this effort by reducing paper and significantly improving efficiency along the way. Here are some of…

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5 Tips For Engaging Webinars

In a new survey conducted by infoexcellence.com, two-thirds of workers polled say virtual meetings are boring and plagued by technical difficulties. It can sometimes be to the point where making it to the end of a webinar is a Herculean achievement worthy of a parade—or at least an extra-long coffee break. Making it through, however,…

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An Audience Held Caption

A great speaker can be engaging and dynamic, and can hold with rapt attention an entire audience for as long as is needed to share a vision, sway opinions or enlighten the unknowing. The nemeses of great speakers, sadly, are multiplying every day–and of course the enemies of a decent or poor speaker are even…

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Build a Better Blog

?Blogging seems so old school these days, with so many people glued to their BlackBerrys and iPhones, typing out (or reading) their 140-character tweets. But while the promoters of Web 2.0 and social marketing keep blaring about the merits of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter as the latest and greatest way to connect with your social…

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Your Digital Assistant Is on Line 1

You’re sitting in your car and you have an idea or remember a to-do list that needed creating. In a hurry, you call your personal assistant so he can take down your genius plan—except you don’t have a personal assistant. He doesn’t answer. He is so fired. Such is the life for the busy planner….

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Call and Response

?Every group wants to get the most out of their meetings and events, especially these days with meeting spend down and ROI more important than ever. One of the essential ways to accomplish that goal is for attendees to be as engaged as possible. But an effective meeting doesn’t stop there. A steady flow of…

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