Guidebook: Create an app for your event

I speak at 60+ events a year, and at least half of them have some sort of event app for attendees. Event apps are incredibly convenient, providing instant access to information such as: Education schedules Twitter feeds Exhibitor info Building layout Special events and more… They’re awesome, but they can be too expensive for budget-conscious groups. But a handful of …

Case Study: PowerPoint, Issuu and Tagxedo

I’m so proud of Anne Lupkoski, the certification chair for the Central Canada Division of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She asked for my recommendations to create an online booklet with testimonials. I advised that she use PowerPoint to create a PDF and upload it to Issuu, a site that turns your documents into online magazines. Voila! A masterpiece is …

Online Design and Poster Sites

I’m infatuated with drag-and-drop online and app tools that help you create posters and more without having the software. For an instant poster, try the Phoster app (iOS), which lets you add your own pictures and text to their templates for printable and shareable posters for events, ads and more. As of this writing, their templates were pretty rigid, but …

TinyLetter: Teeny Tiny Email Newsletters for the Rest of Us

MailChimp has definitely become my favorite newsletter provider for my business newsletters, and since they have a robust free level, I have often recommended the service to individuals who just need a quick newsletter — like when they’re raising money for charity by running a marathon and want to be able to share their journey with friends and family. But …