MPI Perspective - October 2008 - (Page 23)

pearls By Sabrina Ritchie, CMP Helpful, Low-Cost Technology Sites These are some of my favorite technology sites and tools that can come in handy for meeting professionals on tight budgets. Telecommuting - a fast, easy and secure way to access your PC from any Web browser or wireLess device in real time Conference Calls, Online Meetings & Webinars - conference calls - online meetings - web events Outsourcing - Employers seeking to hire specialized talent post their project requirements to the Hance professional network, and service providers submit proposals to do the work Messaging Online Event Registration - simple build-it-yourself online registration free for free events - make telephone calls over the Internet to other Skype users free of charge - converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments - save time on data entry by grabbing the info with this tool - mobile instant messaging Computer Back Up - simpLe, secure and affordable backup solution Surveys & Polls - online surveys Sending Large Files - no more FTP transfers, overnight couriers or unreliable email attachments • - online polLs and reporti ng Group Collaboration & Social Networking MPI GroupSpace - where MPI members with shared interests coLLaborate - where peopLe Blogging - free and easy blog set-up - another free and easy bLog set-up via Google Sabrina Ritchie, CM?, is an independent meeting pLanner and association executive. She can be reached at (925) 680-1166 or with shared interests meet to stay informed Facehook - where peopLe connect Linked!n - where professionaLs connect Photos, Videos & Presentations -upLoad and share presentations publicly or privateLy Flickr - share photos YouTube - share videos • A Comprehensive Day Meeting Package • Over 15,000 sq ft of Meeting & Event Space for Groups from 10-300 Graphics - collection of membergenerated royalty-free images - launch a contest for Logo designs - downLoad fonts - identify a typeface • Convenient to San Jose & San Francisco Airports • Over 800 Guestrooms within Walking Distance Network Meeting Center at TechMart 408.562.6111 520 [ Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 Email Marketing - create high impact emails and newsLetters NETWORK MEETING CENTER. TECHMART SANTA CLARA MPINCCperspective ~~ I VOL. 27, NO.2 I 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - October 2008

MPI Perspective - Ocotber 2008
President's Message
Spotlight on Audio-Visual
Connecting with - Mitchell Bakst, CMP
12 Technology Trends in the Meetings and Events Market
Corporate Social Responsibility - Good for Whom?
Member Pearls
Chapter Chatter
Destination Spotlight - Sonoma Country
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - October 2008