Going Digital Show 1
Welcome to the first installment of Going Digital with Samuel J. Smith and Mike McAllen
Sam is an event technology consultant or “Digital Strategist” he helps event owners identify interactive meeting technologies that are the best fit for their event objectives and budgets. Also, Sam writes a great blog called Interactive Meeting Technology and can be found all over the twitters and socila media sites.
Mike McAllen is the co founder of Grass Shack Events & Media. He helps companies save time, energy, and money for meeting production. His focus is on educating, motivating and getting his clients audiences networking.
Segment #1: Discuss new show:
Latest Technology, talk digital event strategy, and try and interview smart people that are using digital technology to shake up events. When do you use event technology? Taking questions from the audience. We are shooting for two a month.
Commercial: Thank you our sponsor Audible.com
1st topic—– What’s New in Event Technology: Inxpo Social Add-ons.
Sam brings some news from the virtual conference company InXpo, which has now added games and social media inside its virtual experiences to improve the virtual experience.
Inxpo conference attendees can create an avatar, attend talks and network with people in an online format. To make it even more interesting, the company is launching its InXpo Social Suite.
Integrating games and social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Normally the virtual conference has online sections such as an auditorium with streaming video, exhibit booth, lounge or classroom. Now the social media experience can be shared.
Mail Bag–Question from the audience that has been sent in to us about going digital. Send your questions to [email protected]
Question 1 –Cherrelle asks via email:
I am interested in holding a webcast with synchronised video and ppt, however, I also want to provided breakout rooms for the viewers. Am I dreaming too far ahead of the game or do you know of a service which can do this. I have seen teleconferences which offer breakout rooms but no video ones. Please help!
Lastly a cost saving solution—- skype call…… Flip back and forth-
Show Call to Action: Talk to us about something new you have tried? Positive or negative experience from a Hybrid event you put on. Send them into Meetingspodcast (@) gmail.com
Wrap up: What is coming up next time, (IML new technology for non-profits) Thanks for listening— you can find mike @mikemcallen and Sam at @samueljsmith and he blogs at www.interactivemeetingtechnology.com/ or email Sam at Sam (@) samueljsmith.com
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