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Future meeting trends
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Shorter keynotes and breakouts, and more action-oriented formats such as speed networking and speed meetings, are among the emerging meetings-industry trends highlighted at IMEX America. According to Rohit Talwar, global futurist and director of the Convention 2020 Research Study, attendees want shorter sessions that are repeated more frequently, and keynotes that are kept to only 15 or 20 minutes, followed by breakout opportunities with the speaker for more personal interaction. More

Replacing PowerPoint slides with props
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VideoBrief This TED talk by Hans Rosling is a great example of replacing PowerPoint slides with simple props. More

Kamishibai: Lessons in visual storytelling
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VideoBrief Kamishibai is a form of visual and participatory storytelling that combines hand-drawn visuals with the engaging narration of a live presenter. Although Kamishibai is a form of visual storytelling that originated more than 80 years ago, with roots that go back centuries in Japan, the lessons from this craft can be applied to modern multimedia presentations. More

Will Amazon's Lending Library help or hurt authors and book publishers?
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Amazon announced its first venture in the world of e-book rentals: the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. The library allows consumers to borrow one book per month without any due dates. Amazon can only offer this option because the books are digital and will be deleted the moment a new book is borrowed. These restrictions — only one book per month, and only one book at a time — is a great way to prevent readers from abusing the system. But it also raises questions as to what the future of book publishing might look like. More

4 things 'The Simpsons' can teach you about business
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"The Simpsons" is a show that has been a part of television for more than 20 years. It has even claimed the title of being the longest running scripted show in the history of television. And while people around the country (and beyond) enjoy watching it, there are actually things that entrepreneurs can learn from the successful, long-running series. More

A la carte pricing spreads to more industries
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Are you frustrated by the way airlines set their prices, with extra fees for baggage checking and early check-in that used to be part of the basic ticket price? Well, fasten your seat belts: The practice is spreading to other industries as well. You've already seen such a la carte pricing in hotel bills, but price watchers say that "unbundling," is about to spread to a variety of industries, including banks, wireless carriers, automobile sales, security systems and home mortgages. More

Everything you always wanted to know about Web tracking
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Think Web trackers aren't following you? Think again. Just by visiting most websites, roughly half a dozen ad networks and Web analytics companies have deposited tracking cookies on your machine. But, it's not as bad as it seems. In fact, there's an awful lot of hype, fear and misinformation surrounding Web tracking — and both sides are guilty of overstating the dangers of tracking, as well as the benefits. More

Social media success is about purpose (not technology)
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the real estate world, there is a saying: "The three considerations that most impact value are location, location and location." In the world of social media, they are purpose, purpose and purpose. Nothing impacts the success of a social media effort more than the choice of its purpose. Because purpose becomes the cause around which people will rally and be inspired to act, it is also the source of social media's business value. More

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