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  • The November/December 2017 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The November/December 2017  issue of TechTalk   is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: Event Technology Innovation Trends from IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch Finalists
    • NEW ARTICLE: The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
    • NEW VIDEO:  Cutting-edge Event Trends
    • 18 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
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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 Event Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch
    • 2 The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
    • 3 Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • 4 How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage for Event Engagement
    • 5 Evolutionary Changes In The World Of Event Tech
    • 6 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 7 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 8 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 9 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 10 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 11 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 12 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events
    • 13 8 Content Ideas for the Screens in Your Trade Show Booth
    • 14 Meetings and Marketing Meet: Three Ways Events Are Becoming Central to an Overall Marketing Effort
    • 15 5 Stages of Digital Marketing for Sold-Out Events

    Virtual Meetings - The Scope, Range and Options for Event Planners

    In challenging economic times, companies are increasingly turning to virtual meetings to save costs while still providing a method to transmit information. However, there are many challenges in "going virtual." This session will cover the range and scope of virtual meetings with multiple suggestions to optimize, to get the most out of your time and to avoid the potholes along the way.

    Learner Objectives:

    • Identify the type of content that is best suited for virtual meetings.
    • Determine how to evaluate the right online conferencing vendor/solution for your needs.
    • Explore multiple delivery channels that connect with a variety of audiences including webinars, advanced teleconferencing, multi-user virtual environments (Second Life), and virtual tradeshows.
    • Learn numerous tips to maximize the impact and avoid the pitfalls.

    Recent audience comments received about this presentation:

    I learned so much! Thank you, Corbin, for providing the full range of virtual meetings.
    -- Jenny Crichton

    Great program. Very interesting! As you present this, we, as supplier, appreciate the fact that you still emphasize the value of face-to-face meetings.
    -- Melissa Allen, Sales Manger, Mission Point Resort

    Great presentation
    -- Steve Yoder, General Sales Manager, Amway Hotel

    Good presentation with practical content.
    -- Tim Nelson, Convention Services Manager, Grand Rapids/Kent CountyCVB

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    What The Audience Is Saying

    • "I've seen Corbin three times. No one works harder to keep his material fresh and relevant to events."
      Scott Stubbs President
      HB Stubbs Company
    • "Way beyond the best I could have imagined!"
      Russell Clark Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S.
      Environmental Protection Agency
    • Your session blew me away. I could easily listen to your information all day. This was incredibly informative.
      Michael McNutt Human Capital Manager
      Information Experts
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