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Using Technology to Plan Family Reunions

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Encouraging people to used the internet and technology to plan family reunions and stay connected to family and friends

Encouraging people to used the internet and technology to plan family reunions and stay connected to family and friends

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    • 1. Erica Sterling Pathfinders Travel Magazine Reunion Planning & Group Travel Workshop & Exhibitor Marketplace 11/19/2011
    • 2.  Why we should use Technology  Facebook is great start  Family Reunion Websites & What to include  Family Reunion Resources  Family Reunion Internet Search Techniques
    • 3.  Digital Comm Manager PENN Medicine  Former Webmaster of Cheyney University  CEO – Websiteplant.com  Web Developer since 1999  Drexel & CHS Alumni  What I Love ◦ God ◦ Ezra (Fiancé) ◦ Shopping ◦ Travel in Style/Nice Hotels ◦ Internet & Technology  My QR Code
    • 4.  Buy A Computer  Get an Email Address  Keep Learning ◦ Take a online class ◦ Workshops/free classes at Church  Surf the Net  Buy a Cell Phone  Get on FACEBOOK  Stay Connected  Don’t be left behind!
    • 5. Many Options To Take Decide What You Want to Do  Family Reunion Websites  Social Media Sites ◦ Facebook/Twitter  Blogs  Email Newsletters  Electronic Invites  Text Messaging Announcements  Video Chat
    • 6. I am in Way Over My Head Using Technology to Plan a Family Reunion
    • 7. FB has is a 1 stop shop Only people on Facebook can participate.  Must have a FB Account  Facebook Events  Facebook Groups (private or public)  Facebook Apps  Facebook Polls  Facebook Message (Instant Chat)  Facebook Photo/Video Albums
    • 8. Family reunion related sites Create Your Own Website  Familyreunionsonline.c om  Celebrate.myevent.com  Familyreunion.com  Familydetails.com  Myheritage.com  FamilyPlanit.com  Reunionsmag.com  DIY or Hire a Professional  Does it allow me to store photos or videos?  How much space?  Can I see a sample?  Is there a fee?  How often do I have to pay?
    • 9.  Family Reunion Details ◦ Where, When, Cost, Schedule  Weddings  New Babies  Graduations  Vacations  Memorials  Proms  Family Tree/Genealogy  Baby/Weddings Showers  Photos when were younger  Funny Videos  Interview the Elders Video  Blogs/Poems/Stories  Related Links
    • 10.  Registration/Event/Payment Websites ◦ Eventbrite.com ◦ Ticketleap.com ◦ Paypal.com  Email Newsletters ◦ MailChimp.com ◦ ConstantContact.com  Online Invitations ◦ Evite.com ◦ Anyvite.com  Mobile Apps ◦ Market/Apple store ◦ Gatherdigital.com ◦ Mobilegeneaology.com  Online Groups ◦ Facebook.com/groups ◦ Groups.Google.com ◦ Groups.Yahoo.com  Twitter ◦ Direct links & Hashtag  Youtube.com ◦ Post video ◦ Embed into your site  Flickr.com ◦ Post Photos/videos ◦ Must have a Yahoo account  Family Reunion Software ◦ Family Reunion Organizer $30 ◦ Reunion 9 - $99 (Apple Store)
    • 11. Search Engines Keywords/Search terms  Google.com  About.com  Ask.com  Stumbleupon.com  Bing.com  Yahoo.com  Search.twitter.com  Family Reunion ◦ Tips/steps ◦ Checklist/chart/template ◦ Planning/guide ◦ Books/ebooks/pdf ◦ Apps/mobile ◦ Budget/finance/money ◦ Blog/website/online ◦ Destinations/hotels/picni cs