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  • The July/August 2017 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The July/August 2017 Issue of TechTalk is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • NEW ARTICLE:  5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • NEW ARTICLE: 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor
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  • Calling #EventTech Providers: IBTM Technology Watch Award Applications Are Now Open +

    The IBTM Technology Watch, established in 2000, is the original meetings technology award! I have had the honor of chairing the judging committee for the past 13 years and am eagerly looking forward to doing so again this year. This award has highlighted wide assortment of international events technology innovations that continue to impact the events industry. With new ideas
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  • Corbin to Chair IBTM's Technology and Innovation Watch Award for the 14th Year. +

    This award is the longest running and one of the events industry's most significant award recognizing technology innovation. I am very pleased to I have been asked again to chair the judging committee. This award is a great opportunity for technology companies to show their new stuff and get a free booth at IBTM in Barcelona as well. More information
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  • Corbin Ball & Co. Marks Its 20th Anniversary +

    In April of 1997, I left my career as Head of Conference Operations for a high-tech association (SPIE) and set out to form my own speaking, consulting and writing firm focusing exclusively on technology for events, exhibitions and meeting venues. I was the first person to do this full-time -- the 'OG' of event tech! Today, I am happy to say
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    Latest Articles

    • 1 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 2 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 3 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 4 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 5 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 6 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 7 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events
    • 8 8 Content Ideas for the Screens in Your Trade Show Booth
    • 9 Meetings and Marketing Meet: Three Ways Events Are Becoming Central to an Overall Marketing Effort
    • 10 5 Stages of Digital Marketing for Sold-Out Events
    • 11 Trade Show Traffic 101 - How To Get More People Into Your Booth
    • 12 Meetings Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2016 Technology & Innovation Watch
    • 13 How to Use Your Blog to Promote Events and Tradeshows
    • 14 Seven Meetings Technology Trends to Watch for 2017
    • 15 Event Data Analytics – New Options for Improving Events and Tradeshows

    5 Apps to Better Share Your Next Event

     

    ©2016 By Jackie Eisenberg, Fueled

     

    It’s important to get your event out into the world quickly. It shows that you take initiative, you’re an awesome planner and you know how to get the guest list poppin’ in a second.

    Everyone knows how to create an event on Facebook, but what about on your mobile device? By using the following apps, all of you guests will soon be buzzing about your event in no time.

     

    Bizzabo

    The invites, the guest list, the ticket sales — who can keep track of it all? Bizzabo helps you manage everything you need when planning an event. Plus, it’ll create and publish the event for you. An awesome networking app as well, Bizzabo has been used at more than 5,000 events worldwide and helps with event analytics.

     

    Whova

    Manage your guests’ credentials with Whova. Not only does this free app create and share events, but it can scan and keep track of your guests’ business cards and check out their professional profiles in one place. Scan your guests’ backgrounds and find out what makes them tick. Let the networking begin.

     

    Super Planner

    This is the real deal. Calculate the capacity for 15 different types of venues, including banquet halls, theaters and reception halls. Or if you need to figure out what type of venue works best for your number of guests, the calculator can tell you that too. This app can help you figure out how to keep your event budget in check, and to make sure who’s coming — and most definitely staying.

     

    Evernote

    Evernote has been around for a while, and most people are aware of its existence. But not everyone has been using it as an event planning tool. If you’re unaware of how this free app works, it stores all your notes in one place and syncs to all your devices so you can find your Evernotes on your laptop, tablet and smartphone.

    If you have an Apple Watch, you can dictate your notes directly and save them. Did you need to unexpectedly add a guest to your list? Tell the app on the spot, and save it. You can manage event checklists, discuss the event with your collaborators and simply get things done.

     

    Pro Party Planner

    With this app, you can: create seating charts, manage your guest list and make sure everything's running smoothly. If your guests use Eventbrite, you can integrate any updates for your guests into the app. You can also collaborate with your teammates and delegate any incoming tasks to the appropriate person.


    If you get these five apps, your guest list will be overflowing — and your event will run more smoothly than ever.
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