Erica Sterling
Pathfinders Travel Magazine
Reunion Planning &
Group Travel Workshop & Exhibitor Marketplace
11/19/2011
 Why we should use Technology
 Facebook is great start
 Family Reunion Websites & What to include
 Family Reunion Reso...
 Digital Comm Manager
PENN Medicine
 Former Webmaster of
Cheyney University
 CEO – Websiteplant.com
 Web Developer sin...
 Buy A Computer
 Get an Email Address
 Keep Learning
◦ Take a online class
◦ Workshops/free classes
at Church
 Surf th...
Many Options To Take
Decide What
You Want to Do
 Family Reunion
Websites
 Social Media Sites
◦ Facebook/Twitter
 Blogs
...
I am in Way Over My Head
Using Technology to Plan a Family Reunion
FB has is a 1 stop shop
Only people on Facebook
can participate.
 Must have a FB Account
 Facebook Events
 Facebook Gro...
Family reunion related
sites
Create Your Own Website
 Familyreunionsonline.c
om
 Celebrate.myevent.com
 Familyreunion.c...
 Family Reunion Details
◦ Where, When, Cost, Schedule
 Weddings
 New Babies
 Graduations
 Vacations
 Memorials
 Pro...
 Registration/Event/Payment
Websites
◦ Eventbrite.com
◦ Ticketleap.com
◦ Paypal.com
 Email Newsletters
◦ MailChimp.com
◦...
Search Engines Keywords/Search terms
 Google.com
 About.com
 Ask.com
 Stumbleupon.com
 Bing.com
 Yahoo.com
 Search....
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    1. 1. Erica Sterling Pathfinders Travel Magazine Reunion Planning & Group Travel Workshop & Exhibitor Marketplace 11/19/2011
    2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. I am in Way Over My Head Using Technology to Plan a Family Reunion
    7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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