Corbin's November/December 2014 TechTalk Newsletter
|Volume XVI, 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. 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 VIDEO: Tech Trends for 2015 (Part 1)
NEW VIDEO OF MY ARTICLE: As Technology Changes Events, These Five Things Will Likely Stay the Samehttp://events.bob.tv/media/5-reasons-tech-doesnt-mean-end-meetings/
In this article I wrote 14 years ago at the turn of the millennium, I predicted many things that have become a reality, including the smartphone and its impact on meetings. Check it out.
19 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
6 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
New "free" (ad supported) template-driven mobile event app and registration platform (5% of ticket fee charged) with some different features (donation management, task management, volunteer management, photo management, detailed map integration, document management).
Crowdsourced sponsorship for your event.
Fuze for Rooms
Telepresence video conference options expand.
Mobile staff and volunteer management for events.InGo
Social attendance building tool that integrates with registration systems.
Enables scheduling of company-to-company meetings, especially at offsite venues (web and mobile options)
6 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:
The Apple Timeline
Interesting video covering the 30 years of Apple history.
22 Maps and Charts that Will Surprise You
Some amazing statistics creatively displayed.
Blog Idea Generator
How to Draw a Perfect Circle Freehand
A handy iPad accessory that may make accessing and using an iPad while on the go a much easier process (such as with a paperless conference binder at an event).
'State of Event Apps' white paper
Excellent research from MPI and DoubleDutch
7 Sites Just for Fun:
7 Fun Photography Tricks to Try on Your Smartphone
Thanks to Donna Primas for this link suggestion.
Wine, Beer or Spirits?
How much - and which - and where alcohol is drunk in the world during a week?
Stunning New Zealand Landscapes Time-lapse Photography
Thanks to Andy Brice for the link suggestion.
Fan Yang Bubble Show
Bubble blowing to a whole new level.
A Brave Woman Teases Wild Cheetahs
A Conference Call in Real Life
Thanks to my brother, Brian, for the link suggestion.
QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." -- Robert Louis Stevenson
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:
"We see a corporate market of maybe 15,000 PCs a year by 1990.' -- DataQuest (1984)
"Space travel is bunk."
Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK (1957, two weeks before Sputnik orbited the Earth)
RECENT ARTICLES/VIDEO WITH MENTIONS OR QUOTES ABOUT/FROM CORBIN
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Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS
Corbin Ball Associates
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