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Help …… I’m too old for this social media stuff!

Posted by Justina Treventi on Thu, Jun 13, 2013

In 1981 I started my working life as a medical transcriptionist. I was an excellent typist typewriterand had mastered the electric typewriter. When I began working as a transcriptionist I was exposed to this big machine called a word processor. It had a keyboard and displayed what I was typing on a monitor – just plain type on a brown/black background. But what I loved about it was I could type as fast as I wanted and not worry about making mistakes; I could just go back and use this cool delete button and fix spelling – no correction tape required!

Over the years I changed jobs, technology progressed, and email became the way to stay in touch with people and I could use different fonts, colors, backgrounds, and let’s not forget clip art, to enhance my finely honed typing skills. In 2003 I went back to college and began the process of completely changing my career (see this blog about my story). I realized in my past jobs I really had very little exposure to all of the computer programs available. That was when I decided I needed to start asking some of the younger students to show me how to utilize programs like Excel and PowerPoint. They were all so helpful and willing to share what they knew with me.

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

There’s an App for THAT too?!

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Useful Apps for Conference Speakers 

When Apple trademarked the term, “There’s an app for that,” they weren’t kidding. There is an app for everything from Angry Birds to Shazam. However, not all apps are just for fun. There are many apps out there that are business related.

I describe the imagewas researching conference apps not too long ago and came across this website called app advice http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-public-speakers   that lists the many app that are helpful for public speakers. Many of these apps could be suggested to your next conference speakers to help guide them through their presentations:

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

Instagram for conference planners

Posted by Kristi Harbers on Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Almost everyone has a Facebook and Twitter account for their organization, conference or both. These social media accounts help members and attendees stay up on the latest news from the organization or conference and also encourage everyone to connect with each other leading to valuable, long-lasting  relationships.instagram

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

Need help promoting your event?

Posted by Kristina Catrambone on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Turn to social media to assist with meeting management

The more comfortable people are becoming with social media, the more effective it is. Social Media For many people social media is an outlet used to stay connected with friends and other personal things, however for meeting and convention planners it serves an entirely different purpose. More and more meeting and event planners are turning to social media for the majority of their marketing efforts. Social media is an extremely effective way to promote your conference or event and to assist with meeting management.

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

iPad Apps Meeting Planners should know about

Posted by Caitlin Flint on Thu, Aug 30, 2012

Here are a few apps we found which meeting professionals will love.ipad apps

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

As a Meeting Professional, How Secure is Your Mobile Device?

Posted by Caitlin Flint on Thu, Aug 9, 2012

In today’s tech-heavy world, we all are spending an increasing amount of time online.  As wesecuirty lock
get more involved in the online world, we inevitably create more accounts (social media, online banking, retail purchasing, etc.) each with its own username and password to remember.  But who can really remember all of those passwords?  It’s okay to just have two to three go-to passwords that you use for every site…right?

 

 

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Topics: Technology

Using the 'Smart' in Smartphone for Meeting Planners

Posted by Caitlin Flint on Thu, Jul 12, 2012

We all know that our smart phones can do a lot.  We use them for email, texting, meetings, taking pictures, keeping up with social networks, and of course, playing Angry Birds.  But when was the last time you actually used your phone to HELP you, short of using it to call 911?

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

Tech Update: New Technology for the Meetings Industry

Posted by Caitlin Flint on Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Here’s some information on the latest trends and news in the tech sector of the meetings industry.

 

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Topics: Technology

Apps help Meeting Planners get the REAL Information they need during Site Inspections

Posted by Caitlin Flint on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

With the number of apps increasing on a daily basis, it’s always good to check in to see what new tools might be available for meeting professionals to make their lives easier.  For example, there are a number of apps available that can help in making the site selection process much easier.

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

Meeting Industry Blogs: connecting our world

Posted by Megan Higgins on Fri, Jun 22, 2012

So why is everyone jumping on the social media and blogging craze? I find it's a way to stay connected in this over-connected world. Some say it's information overload, but if used correctly these new tools can help you stay in touch with old friends and meet new business contacts online.

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Topics: Technology, Social Media