5 Apps That Freshen Participation at Your Meetings

With new smartphone apps coming out every day of the year, there are a lot to sift through in search of the right one. If you are an event planner, time is money and you don’t have any of it to waste on silly apps that don’t get the job done. Here is a list of 5 different apps that you can use to make your event an even bigger success.

Speecheo – This app lets your attendees use their smartphones or tablets to follow slides of a presentation. They can save slides, record voice notes, create text notes, and even share their ideas that are synced with the presentation. This is great for you because the slide show that you set up is now savable and sharable by the attendees. That means that your valuable information is better retained by them, and they can always have access to it. It’s revolutionary.

Meerkat – In a nutshell, this app lets you stream live video to all of your Twitter followers. It should be common sense as to why this is huge, but I’ll explain just in case. Facebook is dead. You have to pay to reach all of your Facebook fans, so Twitter is the best thing right now as far as social media goes for your company. Imagine being able to stream live video of whatever you want to all of your company’s followers. Lectures, speeches, product demonstrations, anything is possible. Whatever you want to show people, you can do it live and in real time.

Topi – This app works kind of like a dating service, except it’s hooking you up with like-minded people in conversations that are relevant to your business rather than a potentially awkward blind date. It can put you in group conversations and provides profiles for people that are ranked by relevance. It even offers instant translation in more than 70 different languages. It can also show you when people are close to you, making face to face spur of the moment business connections super easy. This can help attendees get to know each other and feel more comfortable, and it is way cooler than just a name tag that you give them at the door.

Refresh – With Refresh you can stay connected with what is going on in your business contacts’ lives. It gathers information from tons of different websites and compiles them all in one spot for you to check out. You can see a person’s perspectives on certain topics, new blog posts they have made, and all kinds of other stuff. This makes it easy to keep in touch and have productive conversations without the small talk, or without looking like an idiot because you don’t know what you’re getting into before you start a conversation. I think this app pretty much speaks for itself on why it is such a great and useful tool for event planners or anyone in the business world.

Crowd Mics – The CrowdMics app is brilliant and is perfect for large meetings, lectures, or any type of gathering. Generally there is a great sound system for a presentation, so as the speaker, people can hear you well. With this app, all of the attendees just have to connect to the same WI-Fi connection and they can easily communicate with you and the rest of the crowd. It turns their smartphones into microphones, and the speaker gets a list of the attendees waiting to speak. It provides clear communication for everyone involved without adding to any type of chaos. Spectacular.

We’re living in a world that is constantly connected to technology. While this can be a detriment to some aspects of society it can also really be a huge asset. The meeting industry is embracing the technological market with open arms and these 5 apps are proof of that. Each one of these apps has been specifically designed to make your events easier and enhance participation at your meetings.

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