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  • The January/February 2018 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The January/February 2018  issue of TechTalk   is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: 7 Event Design Ideas from EventTech Las Vegas
    • NEW VIDEO: 2018 Event Industry Trends
    • NEW ARTICLE: Overcoming SMM Tech Challenges
    • NEW ARTICLE: What are Blockchain and Ethereum and How Can They Be Used for Events?
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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 7 Event Design Ideas from EventTech Las Vegas
    • 2 Blockchain and Ethereum -- How Can They Be Used for Events?
    • 3 Overcoming SMM Technology Challenges
    • 4 Event Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch
    • 5 The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
    • 6 Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • 7 How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage for Event Engagement
    • 8 Evolutionary Changes In The World Of Event Tech
    • 9 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 10 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 11 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 12 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 13 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 14 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 15 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events

    Technology for the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) and Road Warrior -- How To Make It Work for You

    Are you working in a small or home office and feel frustrated by technology? Do you want to learn tips that will make it all work more effectively and at a lower cost? Do you just want the stuff to work right? Then this interactive workshop is for you. Taught by the leading meetings technology consultant, Corbin Ball, who has learned from experience for more than a decade managing his own small office and traveling about 130 days each year.

    Learner Objectives:

    • To help those working from remote locations understand the range of technology options available and how to manage them efficiently.
    • Get ideas about managing your computer, networks, security, spam, faxes, alternate telecommunication options, contact management, and much more on your own or with minimal IT support.
    • Save tons of frustration and lots of dollars learning the tricks from a technology expert that has managed his small office for more than eleven years.
    Recent audience comments received about this presentation:
    Corbin’s program was worth the entire price of the conference. Bring him back!!
    -- Bobette Gordon, VP, Influence at Work
    Corbin, your sessions are the most valuable in the technology realm of our industry. Thank you so much for taking the time to educate us and keep us updated.
    -- Sherri Cook, CMP, CMM, Owner, Sherri Cook and Associates
    Very informative! I appreciate the encouragement of audience participation.
    -- Misty Lindenberger, Director of Meetings and Events, Stone Water Productions
    Great session. Corbin is such an expert but speaks so we all understand. I learned so much each time I attend one of your sessions.
    -- Bonnie Brownell, CMP, Senior Sales Manager, Vista Cay Resort by Millennium
    Very helpful presentation. Like the free links and info. Good the hear advice from other attendees.
    -- Lori Wagner, Regional Manager, Travel Alberta
    Great session. I got a lot of useful info, especially ideas for cost saving and efficiency. 
    -- Freda Monk, President, Meetings and Events Management
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    What The Audience Is Saying

    • Excellent session! Best one I have attended at PCMA. Needed to be 2 hours! Bring it back in 2014.
      Marguerite Leishman Meetings Manager
    • Corbin, ALWAYS a homerun presentation of great info!
      Peter O’Brien Marriott Global Sales
    • "On a scale of 1 to 10, your session was a 20!"
      Joanne Langevin Manger of Meetings and Events
      College of Family Physicians of Canada
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