Tools in Action: ASAE 2013

I spent the last week at the annual conference for the American Society of Association Executives, and I cornered several tech experts to share their favorite tech tools and explain how they’re using them. Watch this short video on tips for using: iPads for consultants Tagxedo for press releases Fiverr for marketing Softsign for document signing on the go Live …

Ustream: Live streaming service with extensive audience

For my modest live-streaming video needs, Google+ Hangouts more than suffices, but if you’d like to share your live events with others, you have several options, one of those being Ustream. Ustream is probably the biggest live streaming service, and the site is full with magazine-style live broadcasts with professional effects and lots of viewership. For those of us with …

Animoto: Instant video from pictures, videos and text

Animoto is one of those tools that makes the crowds go “WOW” and look at you in wonder. The premise is incredibly simple: Gather 10 or more pictures, throw in a title and choose a theme and soundtrack – then push a button. PRESTO! Animoto instantly creates a perfectly timed, perfectly professional, perfectly awesome video that can showcase your event, …

Word Lens App: Review

When you’re traveling in a foreign country, reading signs and printed material can be tough, even if you have a basic understanding of the language. That’s why I love the Word Lens app. You just launch the app on your iOS or Android device, look at the foreign text through the viewfinder, and presto! The words change into a language …

Create Your Own Animated Videos: PowToon, GoAnimate and Xtranormal

I’ve written before about how much I love PowToon, a clever online tool that lets you create an animated infographic-type video to demo your product, promote your event or simply amuse your colleagues. Another way to liven up electronic communication is to create an animated cartoon. My two favorite tools in this category are GoAnimate and XtraNormal. I’ve played around …