Job Board For Meeting Professionals Now Available On Corbinball.Com
I am delighted to provide an employment board as direct link from my home page in cooperation with the industry largest web-based employment board, MeetingsJobs.com.
If you are an employer or a job seeker, check out the options.
If you are an employer, receive $50.00 off your first job posting. Visit the link below and, when posting a job and paying, enter the code "corbin".
Corbin's Favorites Updated And Keeps Growing
"Corbin's Favorites" is the most comprehensive list of categorized Web site favorites for the meetings and hospitality industries found on the Internet - with 3,109 links especially focusing on meetings technology.
The list has just been updated with many new links on the broken ones deleted. You have 3 ways to access:
A. The Full List (3,109 Links)
B: The Full List Via The Yahoo-Like Interface From Backflip
C. The List In Separtate Subject Categories
For greater speed, I have broken The large file into 5 separate online files:
The Ultimate Meeting Professionals Technology Guide To Be Ready Next Month
Progress continues on the most comprehensive meetings technology guide ever published with 1,200 technology product and service listings in 27 categories.
Corbin's Program on the Web
A recent program, “Hot Technology Trends for Meeting Professionals” (including video, audio, and slides)is now available for viewing on the web courtesy of In 5 Productions and the Greater New York Chapter of MPI:
RealPlayer required to view”
TECHTALK NEWS GOES HTML NEXT ISSUE (SEPTEMBER 2003)
In celebration of its 4th anniversary, this newsletter will have a new look and beginning the September issue. The HTML version will make it easier to read, easier to navigate and give an overall improvement in the feel (you are looking at this document in HTML).
For those of you that can’t receive or prefer not to receive it in HTML, a standard text option will always be available.
15 Cool Web Tools Meeting Planners, For Business And For Fun
5 Highlighted Meeting Industry Favorite Sites:
This new site from exhibits guru and professional speaker, Steve Miller, provides ratings and evaluations for products and services related to conventions, trade shows and business meetings. You can leave feedback (good and bad) about facilities, hotels, unions, general contractors and other services you have used. Although in the startup stage with limited data, this could prove to be a very useful service when the data becomes more complete.
Meeting Industry Glossary
Our industry, like most, is full of jargon and acronyms. If you are wondering what a certain industry term from “à la Carte” to “zulu time,” the definitive source for this is available free online. This has been provided from the hard work of the APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) terminology panel. APEX, an initiative to bring accepted practices and voluntary standards to the meetings industry is being spearheaded by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) .
Meydenbauer Center: My Event Plan
This online meeting planner for planners running meetings at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, is a great example of a convention center providing Web services to help planners run meetings in their facility.
You can access “My Event Plan” to: review and request changes to event information, view and request changes to catering and technical services orders, view financial summaries of events, look back at your past events at Meydenbauer.
This site takes the very popular “match-making” concept found in online personal ad sites, and applies it to meetings “to make contact with people who you should meet.” One can load personal interests to the site and a potential match with like interests can search on these profiles and send message through the site (your email address is not disclosed) in hopes of making a business match at the meeting.
LogLink: Transportation and Logistics Portal
This very comprehensive site has every link you can think of regarding transportation (air, ocean, cruises, rail, trucking, freight, distribution, services and much more).
7 Highlighted Favorite General Sites – Web Security and More:
Do you want to know what personal information your browser is giving out about you and your system? You may be surprised. This free site will display much of it.
Gibson Research Corporation
Steve Gibson has done much for world in the area of Web security. This site has many free tools for testing the security settings on you computer. Be sure to check out the SheildUP! firewall tester.
AdAware from LavaSoft
Is SpyWare lurking on your computer? SpyWare is rampant. In the best case it merely observes your surfing habits and sends this information without your knowledge to a company interested in it. The worst case can be much worse than that! This free program analyses you hard drive for any of these programs and selectively deletes them.
ZoneAlarm from ZoneLabs - Free Firewall
Protect your computer from hackers. This very easy to use firewall is available free for personal use. You can also purchase a copy online for business use.
AVG Anti-Virus System - Free anti-virus software
An effective, easy to use, automatically updating anti-virus program. If you currently are not using an anti-virus program or are unhappy with what you have, install this program without delay.
Plaxo: Free contact management software for Outlook
You may have been emails from colleagues asking you to keep in touch by asking you to update their contact information online using Plaxo. This is not a virus or a chain email scheme. It is a free program that works like a charm if you are using Outlook to manage your contacts. It will automatically send requests for updates to your contacts and will automatically your Outlook contact information as they are replied to. Just be ready to answer lots of email from people you haven’t contacted in a while.
Many Web sites are converting to database-driven means of managing content simplifying site changes and additions. The downside, however, is that the specific web page address can get quite lengthy (60+ characters). This poses a problem for some text email readers that can’t read them. At TinyURL.com, you simply enter in the long web address and it converts it into a much shorter length.
For example, the link to this newsletter goes from:
http://www.corbinball.com/techtalk/index.cfm?fuseaction=cor_av&artID=944 (71 characters) to http://tinyurl.com/exht (23 characters)
Bullfighter: Strip the "bull" out of your business communication
Do you find meaningless business jargon such as: “a value-added, leverageable global knowledge repository” creeping into your communication? This free spell-checker-like program from Deloitte and Touche Consulting, works with Word 2000 and higher. It will check your documents and suggest clearer ways of getting your message across.
And 2 For Fun:
Web Economy Bullsh*t Generator
This humorous site works in just the opposite manner from Bullfighter. It has hundreds of the technology buzz-word verbs, adjectives and nouns the will generate endless technology B.S. phrases with a click.
The Flash Mind Reader
Can the Web read your mind? You may be surprised! This fun site was sent to me by my friend and source of many “cool” sites, David Kliman, Kliman Group.
If you are stumped, send me an email with “mind reader solution” in the subject line (without the quotes), and I have set up an autoreply with the answer.