Gadgets Galore ! Essential tech tools for today’s mobile professional
Tame the technology ! <ul><li>Full disclosure- I am “slightly” geeky     </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let technology control y...
Go Mobile ! <ul><li>Cellphones/Smartphones </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Digital Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop/Netbook <...
What in the heck is a Smartphone ? <ul><li>There isn’t really a “standard” definition-but for our purposes let’s consider ...
Does your smartphone make you feel less than,um smart ?  <ul><li>If you are contemplating a new phone-FIRST determine what...
Tips on using your smartphone <ul><li>Make it your friend,your partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Laptops,netbooks,iPads and other do-dads <ul><li>With any technology purchase,determine what you NEED to do ,then what you...
What’s holding you back ? <ul><li>Fear of being “on call” 24/7 ? </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of having your (limited) personal ...
Important vs Urgent URGENT  AND IMPORTANT  URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT NOT URGENT AND NOT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT
Things that may be part of my daily arsenal  Digital Camera (Sony TSC-50 or Canon Mark II) & Video Camera (Flip MinoHD) No...
Don’t get lost in a tech abyss <ul><li>Integrate tools that work for you into your business </li></ul><ul><li>I believe ,i...
Have more questions ? <ul><li>Feel free to connect and engage with me in any way you choose. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweet m...
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Gadgets Galore

  1. 1. Gadgets Galore ! Essential tech tools for today’s mobile professional
  2. 2. Tame the technology ! <ul><li>Full disclosure- I am “slightly” geeky  </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let technology control you, use it to your advantage. Learn how to integrate it-don’t let it take over ! </li></ul><ul><li>Figuring out tools that work and tools that work for you . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Go Mobile ! <ul><li>Cellphones/Smartphones </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Digital Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop/Netbook </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connections while on the go </li></ul>
  4. 4. What in the heck is a Smartphone ? <ul><li>There isn’t really a “standard” definition-but for our purposes let’s consider it a device that combines cellphone functionality with that of a “personal digital assistant&quot;, inclusive of the ability to get on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Some popular “smartphones” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Android OS based devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palm smartphones </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Does your smartphone make you feel less than,um smart ? <ul><li>If you are contemplating a new phone-FIRST determine what you need your phone to do- if you have an IT department at your firm,consult with them before you purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Ask other people you know,about their experiences with the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Read the manual. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tips on using your smartphone <ul><li>Make it your friend,your partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If possible,use a system that synchronizes the above with your office and or personal computer systems </li></ul><ul><li>Use maps/gps </li></ul><ul><li>Find useful apps that make your life simpler (or may be useful to your clients !) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Laptops,netbooks,iPads and other do-dads <ul><li>With any technology purchase,determine what you NEED to do ,then what you WANT to do,and your budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the above,make a decision. </li></ul><ul><li>For devices that require internet connectivity-remember WiFi isn’t always readily available when you need it,you *may* want to consider a broadband card or hotspot device. It “seems” expensive,but broken down by day,its CHEAPER than your Starbucks® habit,if you have one  </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s holding you back ? <ul><li>Fear of being “on call” 24/7 ? </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of having your (limited) personal boundaries evaporate ? </li></ul><ul><li>With the ability to be always on,you have to learn how to prioritize and be “off”,everything may be important,but not everything is urgent too </li></ul>
  9. 9. Important vs Urgent URGENT AND IMPORTANT URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT NOT URGENT AND NOT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT
  10. 10. Things that may be part of my daily arsenal Digital Camera (Sony TSC-50 or Canon Mark II) & Video Camera (Flip MinoHD) Novatel Wireless MiFi with service from Sprint Circa notebook Blackberry & iPod Touch Steno notepad iPad Calendar (Printed from outlook) Sony Vaio Laptop Montblanc Meiserstuck Ballpoint Pen & Fountain Pen Acer Aspire One Netbook Stationary : Personal and company notecards MacBook Non Technology Technology
  11. 11. Don’t get lost in a tech abyss <ul><li>Integrate tools that work for you into your business </li></ul><ul><li>I believe ,irrespective of technology,business is about relationships-create,maintain and nurture those relationships online AND offline </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan,work your plan and surpass your goals ! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Have more questions ? <ul><li>Feel free to connect and engage with me in any way you choose. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweet me : @NikkiBeauchamp. Follow me with device alerts at your own risk ;) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call me : M: 917-528-6501 O: 212-300-1835 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email me : [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grab me after the session and shake me down until I weep or laugh hysterically  </li></ul></ul>

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