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Corbin's January/February 2010 TechTalk Newsletter
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Volume XII, Issue 1
| |Happy New Year! Welcome to Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter, in its twelfth year of providing the latest in technology for events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in more than 70 countries. This issue's focus is on social media for events with the lead article on Google Wave.
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In this issue:
- NEW ARTICLE: Using Google Wave for Events
- NEW WHITE PAPER: Social Media: Extending and Growing Your Brand
- NEW ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Strategic Tips to Make Your Event More Social
- 26 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
- QUOTES OF THE MONTH
- RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
- CORBIN'S CALENDAR and the fine print
NEW ARTICLE: Using Google Wave for Events
Google Wave is an emerging real-time online collaboration software tool that will have very significant applications for meetings. This article will discuss this new tool and its potential for meetings and events.
NEW WHITE PAPER: Social Media: Extending and Growing Your Brand
I co-authored this white paper with the social media strategists and Freeman Company covering social media for marketing and branding events.
NEW ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Strategic Tips to Make Your Event More Social
This webinar/interview was sponsored by IntroNetworks and discusses a number of key points and ideas on how social media are being used for events (email sign up required).
Corbin's Meetings Technology Link File Updated (1,200+ categorized links)
"Corbin's Favorites", the web's most comprehensive list of categorized web links on events and tradeshow technology has just been extensively reorganized and updated.
More of Corbin's Articles in SpanishAnother article (10 Meetings Technology Trends to Watch for 2010) has been translated into Spanish with more to come. Thanks to Thomas MacFarlane from Event Planner Spain (www.eventplannerspain.com), for providing the translation services.
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26 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
11 Business/Utility Sites:
Next iPhone may have RFID and Near Field Communication (NFC)
QUOTES OF THE MONTH: "Things that matter the most must never be at the mercy of things that matter the least." – Van Goethe
"Knowledge is like climbing a mountain; the higher you reach, the more you can see and appreciate." – Anonymous
"Learn as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow."
– Mahatma Gandhi
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTION OF THE MONTH:
"Radio has no future." -- Lord Kelvin (1897)
"Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night." -- Darryl Zanuck, Movie Producer, 20th Century Fox (1946)
RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
Changing the Trade Show Industry with a New Breed of Appshttp://www.busyevent.com/pdfs/BeLinkers-ChangingtheTradeshowIndustry.pdf
Michelle Bruno's article for Busy Event on a range of trade show technology applications.
Social Media Shakes Up Meetings
Maxine Golding's article for PCMA's Convene magazine.
Porsche oder Skoda?
Article from CIM on the advances of event management software (translated from German).
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CORBIN'S SPEAKING CALENDAR
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