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If you’re in the meetings & events industry, iPads aren’t only for your personal life. Carolyn Bradford, account executive at The National Conference Center is finding new ways to use her iPad at work, with clients and at tradeshows.
Carolyn says she uses her new piece of technology to create visuals for clients and make their visit more personal.
NAVIGATION IN THE BUILDING
“I use the Google earth aerial/virtual image app so the client can understand how our facility is laid out. The iPad has the built in GPS System so it shows a blue dot of where we’re standing and it navigates/moves as we walk, which helps the client understand where we are in the building.”
iPAD AS A WHITE BOARD
“The iPad turns into a white board as well. Since I plan meetings with clients, it gives us a chance to draw with our fingers on the iPad – the room layout that he or she has in mind such as round tables on the left, podium in the front, blue drapes vs. red and so forth. We can also make corrections or different ideas in any color. At this point, I can email the idea we had to myself and the client so we’re all on the same page and it’s also green friendly.”
“Another way I use the iPad during client meetings is taking notes during a site tour – either on a ‘virtual notepad’ or typing it in a document and sending it on my computer. This is also eco-friendly for our property as well.”
“After meetings, I also set my iPad in a stand next to my computer, so I can save function space on my computer screen and look at the floor maps and layouts on my iPad. I use my finger to touch and highlight rooms on the iPad I’ve saved for their meeting. Then just virtually print out the highlighted map from the iPad and save it in the file as well as email the client so he/she knows exactly what meeting space I have saved.”
“Since the iPad has a great speaker system and has HD graphics, I take the NCC’s video to highlight our property and let it play throughout the tradeshow for attendees to see. The iPad itself attracts attendees to our booth, just to play with it!”
“I also use Google Map Earth images to show tradeshow attendees NCC and move it to show them the beautiful surrounding scenery, as well as nearby attractions, and “human eye” images of downtown Leesburg and restaurants.”