Facilities Needed in Preparing for a Business Conference

A business conference is one the best ways to keep tabs of your business’s goings-on and financial results. Whether you are about to hold a meeting with your top 5 executives or about to hold a product launch with 300 invitees, preparation needs major consideration.

To aid you in your endeavor to conduct your best business conference ever, here is a rundown of the facilities you should start querying your conference facilitator or conference planner about.

1. Visual Presenter

This is the modern version of the overhead projector commonly used in presenting various data to the business conference attendees.

To maximize the use of this equipment, take note that a) you should use larger fonts and more whitespaces with your documents, b) use white paper instead of transparent since it’s more top quality, c) make sure that a technician knowledgeable with the operation of this equipment is present during the conference.

2.Digital Whiteboard

This is a common dry erase whiteboard that could record digital captures of what is written on its surface. It saves all the written information in an electronic format with a computer and a software program.

The “sonic” kind of digital whiteboard has the most beneficial features such as the special dry erase pens, more useable due to it presses markers harder on the board, and more portable compared to other varieties of digital whiteboards.

It is important that you don’t lean with your hand on the board while writing anything. Make sure you know how to really operate this equipment or let a technician come in handy. Don’t forget to print and distribute records of your meeting’s results.

3. Computers

What would a business conference become of without the help of computers? Computers are very indispensable because of the Power Point presentation that is very much practised when presenting during a conference. In using a computer, make sure that you have not set any screen saver, especially those that would cause distraction.

4. Touch Screen Remote Panel

This will help you in manipulating your slides and video. Timing is also monitored through a touch screen remote panel. Again, always ask the technician provided by your conference facilitator when you encounter any problem with this device.

6. Slides

Slides contain the information or illustrations that will better convey your messages during a conference. It should be noted that using crowded files may cause problems during a presentation. Landscape oriented slides are better seen than those in portrait format.

7. Screens

Screens are used to show videos, slides and computer presentations all at the same time. Make sure you could have optimum vision even from afar when using these screens since it’s the attendees welfare that must be prioritized.

8. Microphones

Check for feedbacks when using the microphone. The technician should also be ready whenever you encounter any mishaps with the microphones.

Those are the basic information regarding the most technological equipment you could utilize when you have your business conference. It would be of great help if you follow the bits of advice required of you to do to maximize their use.

It’s for the best if you check all their conditions a few hours and then a few minutes before the conference. All those facilities should help you conduct a fruitful business conference and not ruin it.

Best Sonic Games

Sonic games have become very popular to both children and adults, and that is because Sonic is a fun and entertaining game to play. It has been around since 1991 and since that time period the blue hedgehog has gained many fans. Although Sega has stopped its production in the console business, you can still find Sonic games available for other entertainment system, on more importantly, online for free.

Some of the best Sonic games include:

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

In this game we find Sonic chasing Robotnik to Angel Island, and this is where his arch rival Knuckles is met. In this version of the game we find a red version of Sonic whose character move is a fist punch. We find that in this version of the game, the levels are more competitive, also we see a much better story line compared to much earlier versions of Sonic games. This game was the last of the franchise to ever appear on the Sega Genesis.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The introduction of Tails took place in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. At first glance, he might not appear to be an important aspect of the game however think again as he brings more fun and entertainment to the game but is also somewhat playable. Because of his size and characteristics, he can access areas in the game that Sonic can’t get into.

Sonic and Knuckles

Sonic and Knuckles introduced multiplayer game play to the Sonic franchise. In this game you are given the option to choose between Sonic or Knuckles in which each character has its own level of skill. Knuckles is capable of punching through walls and can glide whereas Sonic is much quicker and can also do double jumps. Also note that both characters can be played on the screen at the same time, with one being the second player.

Sonic Adventure

3D development was first introduced for Sonic through Sonic Adventure. It became popular very quickly and fans enjoyed the game as it added dimension, enhanced graphics and a lot of fun to the ever popular game.

A good proportion of the games listed are 2D games, the younger generation of Sonic fans may not be very familiar with the 2D version of the game. Technology has grown and advanced over the years so gaming has changed from the way it use to be back in 1991 when Sonic was first introduced. The 2D older games were the most popular of the franchise as that is when Sonic was in competition with Nintendo’s product, Mario.

The Sound of Business – Part I

Breaking The Liquid Crystal Barrier

The Web is an emotionally remote hinterland delivered to us through an
impenetrable liquid crystal barrier. How then, can you as a business
owner, entrepreneur, or marketing executive connect to a target
audience that requires emotional reassurance in order to do business?

Willy Loman is Dead

Gone are the days when we sent out phalanxes of sales representatives
pounding the pavement, beating the bushes, and generally getting in
the face of prospects. Too expensive, way too expensive, have you seen
the price of gas? Enough said.

Hot Shots Are Us

So you hire some hot shot Web designer who isn’t as old as the shoes
you’re wearing. If you spent some money on your site, and you didn’t fall
into the trap of having your brother-in-law’s cousin design the thing, you
probably got a technically proficient website. Unfortunately, when they
teach these ‘wunderkind’ the ways of the Web at the local community
college, they don’t teach them anything about business, especially
anything about marketing.

Now if you’re one of those people who think websites are IT projects
then good luck, have a nice life, stop reading, because the rest of what I
have to say will mean nothing to you. On the other hand, if you believe
websites are about marketing, let’s talk.

A Manifesto for the Web

A bunch of guys a whole lot smarter than me wrote a neat little screed
called the ‘The Cluetrain Manifesto’ – very clever stuff. What they said
was ‘markets are conversations consisting of human beings, and the
Internet enables these conversations.’ Now here’s the critical part,
‘conversations among human beings sound human. They are
conducted in a human voice.’ Now does that sound like the Web you
know? Does your website speak with a human voice? Does your
website connect in a human way to your customers? I think not.

So what does this really mean, this so called conversation? Well we are
all aware of Email, Blogs, RSS, and the Instant Messenger technologies
that have enabled this conversation to take place. But with these
informal conversations comes a danger – sloppy thinking and
misunderstood intent.

Someone sends you an email, and you quickly respond dashing off an
email reply without carefully thinking about how, or what, you are
saying. Even if the basic intent and content is what you wanted to say,
have you really said it in a way that your conversation partner will
understand, or will they misconstrue your meaning?

How many one line, short-form emails have you received in response to
a complex initial correspondence, and if you’re anything like me, you
looked at it and thought to yourself, ‘what the hell is this suppose to
mean.’ We’ve got a conversation going all right, but have we really
attained communication.

The Meaning of Life or At Least Web Conversation

Now here’s the interesting thing. I never actually read ‘The Cluetrain
Manifesto’, but I did hear it. Knowing that I would be laid-up for a few
days, bored to death, with nothing to do, but too comatose to really
concentrate on reading a book, I purchased one of those audiocassette
books at the local mall. I had no idea what I was buying, but it sounded
interesting, after all the cover said ‘the end of business as usual’ which
really appealed to my unconventional, contrary nature.

So I bought it, and it was a revelation, an epiphany. Not that I agreed
with everything Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David
Weinberger had to say, but still their voices stayed with me, and are still
locked away somewhere in my head.

Breaking the Liquid Crystal Barrier

And that my friend is the message, the sound of the human voice is
powerful, and it connects to the listener on a whole different level. It
speaks the truth and connects emotionally to the listener on a very
human plane. It breaks through that liquid crystal barrier, and says,
listen to me, I’m here, I’m human, and I have something real to talk to you
about. Wow, this is good stuff. So tell me why don’t you have that human
connection imbedded in your website, delivering your message, your
story.

Forget about all the crap you’ve heard and read about bandwidth and
search engine optimization. When someone takes the trouble to visit
your website, don’t waste the opportunity. Don’t screw it up. Don’t be
afraid to say what needs to be said, in a way that will be heard. If you do
it right, your website visitors will remember what you have to say, and
that liquid crystal barrier will be broken.