Corbin's November/December 2015 TechTalk Newsletter
|Volume XVII, Issue 6|
Welcome to Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter providing the latest in technology to nearly 11,000 events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in over 70 countries for over seventeen years. This issue is packed with articles, links, videos and ideas on how you can use technology to improve the business process for events and tradeshows.
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NEW ARTICLE: Meetings Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2015 Technology & Innovation Watch
The IBTM World Technology & Innovation Watch (formerly the EITBT Technology Watch) is the longest running and regarded by many as the most significant technology award for the meetings industry. The goals are to recognize technology innovation and to highlight significant trends impacting meeting planners, attendees and exhibitors at events. The winner and 9 innovation mentions for were selected from 61 applications.
This article covers the these ten products and the trends highlighted.
EventFarm 22 minute interview on a range of emerging event marketing trends.
New Certificate Program Will Teach Tech to Meeting Studentshttp://meetingsnet.com/tech/new-certificate-program-will-teach-tech-meeting-students
Cvent expansion continues acquiring AllianceTechhttps://www.cvent.com/en/company/cvent-announces-third-quarter-2015-financial-results.shtml
DoubleDutch adds messaging and channels to its mobile event app
21 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
7 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
Next generation attendee management product. Full responsive design on the front and back end. No transaction fees. Appears to be highly brandable and easy to use.
Interesting new mobile event guide app with a strong emphasis on building community and attendee engagement..
Twitter for Event Professionals - The Complete Guide
A very thorough treatise on the subject from COS Rent 4 Events
Facebook for Event Professionals - The Complete Guide
Another excellent free e-book from COS Rent 4 Events
Instagram for Event Professionals
Yet, another excellent free e-book from COS Rent 4 Events
The Best Way to Wrap Your Head Around Event Technology
Thought-provokiing article from EventManagersBlog
Bird -- A New, Interactive Wearable to Control PowerPoint Slides and Much More
7 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:
101 Blog Post Ideas That Will Make Your Blog “HOT”http://startbloggingonline.com/101-blog-post-ideas-that-make-your-blog-hot/
The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spokenhttp://www.iflscience.com/environment/worlds-most-spoken-languages-and-where-they-are-spoken
18 Maps That Will Change How You See The Worldhttp://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/bhutan-loves-its-archery-apparently#.aoz5xl9X3z
Star Size Comparison Video: HDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q
9 Photo Composition Tipshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZVyNjKSr0M
Digital Library on Big Datahttp://aws-marketplace-webcasts.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/
Able2Extract PDF Converter -- high end - free trial
7 Sites Just for Fun:
Four Musicians Playing Bolero On One Cello
Amazing Pool Shot
Is this real?
The Internet in Real-Time
Smartphones taking over our lives
Expandable Round Dining Table
A cool idea for some hotels.
Aerobatics In The Swiss Alps - 360 Degree Cockpit View
An incredible 360° cockpit view of the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team 'Patrouille Suisse' flying through the Alps at incredible speeds.
Crazy Wingsuit Flight Through a Forest
QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master." -- Christian Lous Lange
"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." -- Yogi Berra
"People don't take trips, trips take people." --- John Steinbeck
"It's no longer the big beating the small. It's the fast beating the slow."
-- Eric Pearson, Chief Information Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:
"The truth is, no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher, and no computer network will change the way government works." - Astronomer Clifford Stoll, 1995
"The Panama Canal is actually a thing of the past, and Nature in her works will soon obliterate all traces of French energy and money expended on the Isthmus." -- Scientific American (1881)
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Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS
Corbin Ball Associates
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