iPrizeWheel: New way to engage visitors

This week I was both a keynoter and an exhibitor at the American Association of Medical Society Executives annual conference. I set up an area where people could win several prizes by playing “Big Bang Theory” trivia. At first I had little cards that people could draw to win a prize, and then I said, “Gosh… there just *has* to …

All about GIFs

Last week I attended the National Speakers Association annual conference, and I found the resources of an amazing presenter. He shares tips to make your PowerPoints awesome, including adding GIFs to your slides. I was fired up, like… So I started investigating the world of GIFs. To be honest, GIFs have always been kind of a mystery to me. They’re seemingly …

Make Art from Your Mobile Device Photos

I am not a graphic artist — far from it. That’s why I love apps that help uncover the creative genius within — the talentless creative genius. Here are three of my favorite apps for making quick graphics from your mobile device photos. Mozaikr for iPhone lets you take all your pictures and create a giant mosaic. Wordfoto (iOS) and …

5 Gadgets that Make You Go “Huh????”

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest tech shows of the year, but some people’s ideas of super-duper tech helpers just make me scratch my head. Here are my top five ridiculous gadgets: The Bluetooth Toothbrush I know we’re supposed to brush after meals, but do we really need to keep track via bluetooth? This gadget will …

EXMO: Affordable event app

Almost every event I attend these days includes a mobile app, which can cost an organization thousands of dollars to provide. Add another layer of cost for interactive polling plus social media integration — and bringing events into the modern age can blow any budget. I just discovered a tool called EXMO, which seems like a very reasonably priced event …

JotForm: Full-bodied form builder

Google Forms is a quick-and-easy way to embed a form on your site for free, but it doesn’t have much pizazz. JotForm takes all types of online forms to new levels, both with formatting and functionality. JotForm (which also spells its name “Jotform,” driving a former English teacher like me crazy!) has a cool integration with Dropbox that deposits submissions directly into …