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  • The September/October 2017 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The September/October issue of TechTalk  (19th Anniversary Edition) is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: 8 Events Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • NEW ARTICLE:  How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage For Event Engagement
    • NEW ARTICLE: Evolutionary Changes in the World of Event Tech
    • 15 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND
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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 Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • 2 How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage for Event Engagement
    • 3 Evolutionary Changes In The World Of Event Tech
    • 4 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 5 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 6 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 7 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 8 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 9 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 10 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events
    • 11 8 Content Ideas for the Screens in Your Trade Show Booth
    • 12 Meetings and Marketing Meet: Three Ways Events Are Becoming Central to an Overall Marketing Effort
    • 13 5 Stages of Digital Marketing for Sold-Out Events
    • 14 Trade Show Traffic 101 - How To Get More People Into Your Booth
    • 15 Meetings Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2016 Technology & Innovation Watch

    Power Emailing - How To Improve Your Business Communication

    Is your email box filling up and out of control? Do you want to know the secrets of organizing and writing email with maximum impact? Then this interactive session is for you. We will explore how email can be used to effectively manage business relationships with clients, suppliers and sponsors. Learn how to manage email groups, how to bulk email, how to attach documents, how to protect against Spam (unsolicited junk email), the elements of good email style, and much more.

    LEARNER LEVEL: Beginning to Intermediate

    LEARNER OBJECTIVES:

    • Compare how email is different for other forms of communications – its strengths and its pitfalls.
    • Identify the elements of good email style
    • Discuss how to write email that will command attention and be read rather than deleted
    • Receive many ideas and methods for email management – how to keep from being buried in a blizzard of incoming mail.
    • Master how not to be duped by email virus hoaxes and chain letters
    • Find out how to protect yourself from SPAM (unsolicited junk email)
    • Identify how to recognize and protect against email viruses.
    • Summarize the basics of privacy, encryption and anonymous emailing
    • Receive many online, free tools for making your emailing easier.
    AUDIENCE ACCOLADES:
    I learned so much about a subject I thought I already knew! Great presentation!
    -- Mark Meythoun, President, EventCentral
     
    Great talk! I thought I knew it all, but not even close.
    -- Sue Pelletier, Executive Editor, Insurance Conference Planner Magazine.
     
    One of the best sessions I’ve been to – very relevant; answered a number of questions and gave me new ideas.
    -- Sally Magallanes, CMP, Manager Meetings & Conferences, Prevent Blindness America
     
    Did a great job! You really opened my eyes to effective use of e-mail. I can hardly wait to get to my laptop!
    -- Brian Hile, Regional Director of Sales, Fairmont Hotels
     
    Great presentation filled with updated, pertinent information!
    -- Suzanne Lehrer, Sales Manager, Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
     
    Great seminar – well organized and easily understandable for one with very little technology knowledge.
    -- Betty DePrisco, Radisson Hotel and Suites Chicago
     
    Excellent information! Up-to-date and very interesting. I learned a ton. Tremendously helpful.
    -- Jody Urquhart, Professional Speaker, IDO - Individual Development Organization
     
    Wow! Unbelievably interesting and informative. You are a great speaker!
    -- Michelle Grant, Travel Counselor, Ritchie Brothers Amex Onsite
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    What The Audience Is Saying

    • Sensational session. Worth the entire PCMA registration fee.
      Bonnie Wallsh Chief Strategist
      Bonnie Walsh Associates
    • 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
    • "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
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