Category - Event Technology

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Scannable for Evernote – an #eventprofs Best Friend
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WiFi Karma for Meeting and Event Professionals
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20 Most Popular Membership Management Software Solutions
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The Fear of the Event App Data Breach
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WordPress 4.0 Drops – Event Websites Rejoice

Scannable for Evernote – an #eventprofs Best Friend

Scannable

Wow. Do I love me some Evernote for meeting and event peeps. A total replacement for the event binder and your brain. Evernote creates tools that are just brilliant.

For example, how many times have you been standing in the conference office, overseeing a reg desk, or working late in your hotel room and thought “I really wish I had a scanner right now?”. Happens to me all the time. Floorplans, BEOs, receipts, biz cards… you name it, I want to scan it and get rid of the paper because paper is so…. 20th Century. Read More

WiFi Karma for Meeting and Event Professionals

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Karma. Some say it makes the world go round. Someone does something bad in life, people say that Karma is gonna get em. Do something good that no one notices, Karma is gonna sort that out to your benefit some day… no need to rush things.

WiFi has Karma too, but not the kind of Karma that you are thinking of. I am thinking of this kinda Karma. Read More

20 Most Popular Membership Management Software Solutions

I love surfing those crazy interwebs… You just never know what you are gonna find.

The internet can be like walking into the corner grocery for a gallon of milk and walking out with a two boxes of garlic crackers, three bottles of cheap wine and a Janice Joplin CD. Don’t judge… I was just minding my own business, looking for some registration software code and bang, here we are, drinking vino, with stinky breath, jamming to Me and Bobby McGee… In other words, in my hunt for a registration software need, I ran across something really cool about membership software.

You know, its just like going for milk and ending up in New Orleans…. Read More

The Fear of the Event App Data Breach

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Image: DepositPhotos

Data breaches are real. Data breaches can happen to your event. Data breaches should be on your mind. Data breaches are a serious threat to event apps. The security of your event or conference app is mission critical.

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Common sense is also mission critical to the success of your event and fear is the killer of common sense which is why I am not a real big fan of scare tactics in the event world.

Fear marketing (or scare marketing) is designed to play to the most primal part of our brain. Those little slivers in our neural pathways that tell us to run away from really bad things that want to kill us and eat us. Things like lions, tigers, bears, and zombies. It is also that part of the brain that can be manipulated to steer us toward a product or service so that we feel “safe” when we choose whatever they happen to be selling, shilling, or scalping.

We see this popular selling device employed by noble entities with “positive scare campaigns” against child abuse or texting while driving. We also see this tactic used by the not so noble snake oil salesmen like politicians that want us to “vote for them” or “frightening children will invade the border to give us Ebola and steal our jobs while we sleep”. Read More

WordPress 4.0 Drops – Event Websites Rejoice

WordPress for Event Websites

WordPress 4.0 has dropped… watch the short video to get a glimpse of the awesomeness that awaits your event website….

 

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