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Cool Tools, Gadgets & Gizmos<br />Steve Anderson<br />
Technology Trend<br />Communicate<br />Collaborate<br />Connect<br />
We are now at the dawn of a profound technology-driven transformation that will make the changes we have experienced over ...
Everything is being transformed<br />How agencies market<br />How they sell<br />How they communicate<br />How they collab...
Why?<br />WUSIWYG – What you see is what you get<br />No technical expertise<br />Security<br />SEO friendly<br />What<br ...
WordPress<br />WordPress.com<br />9,200,000<br />Limited Themes<br />No Plugins<br />Free<br />No maintenance<br />No cont...
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WordPress Site Examples<br />SteveAnderson.com<br />ClientInformationSecurity.com<br />AgencyUserReviews.com<br />AtlantaI...
SteveAnderson.com<br />9<br />
ClientInformationSecurity.com<br />10<br />
AgencyUserReviews.com<br />11<br />
User Generated Reviews<br />12<br />
AtlantaInsuranceLive.com<br />13<br />
WordPress – Steps to Start<br />Find a Host<br />Download<br />Install<br />Design<br />Start posting<br />14<br />
Voice Recognition<br />Dragon Naturally Speaking v9 Preferred<br />Nuance.com<br />
Using video on your web site<br />Personalize the site<br />Create connection<br />Provide information<br />It’s easier th...
Create Custom Training<br />New Employee Orientation<br />New Employee Training<br />Custom Software Training<br />Visual ...
Flip Video<br />
Video Creation Tools<br />Screen Shots<br />Snagit (TechSmith.com) Example<br />Web Recording<br />Camtasia (TechSmith.com...
EyeJot<br />www.eyejot.com<br />
Evernote<br />Capture information<br />From web site<br />From email<br />From anyplace<br />Multiple platforms<br />Deskt...
Evernote<br />
Chrome Browser<br />
Google Voice<br />
E-mail Notice<br />
Google Alerts<br />
Google Local Business<br />
Google Docs<br />Word processing<br />Spreadsheet<br />Presentation<br />
Google Docs<br />Get started with templates<br />Online document creation <br />Sharing without managing attachments<br />...
Google 411 - 800-GOOG-411(800-466-4411)<br />
Google Maps<br />Maps.Google.com<br />Google Mobile Maps<br />Locate Me<br />
The World of Wiki’s<br />Collaboration software<br />Trust vs Control<br />Ideas for using<br />Intranet<br />Business Pla...
Wiki Software<br />MediaWiki.org<br />MoinMoin.in<br />Google Sites (formally JotSpot)<br />PBWiki.com<br />TiddlyWiki.com...
Multiple  Monitors<br />Increased Productivity for any agency<br />Essential for document management<br />Increase product...
Monitor Stands<br />
Laptop Solution <br />
Eye-Fi Photo & Video uploads<br />Make your camera wireless<br />
ProvideSupport.com	<br />
eGrabberLeadResearcher<br />50<br />Find missing information<br />$250 annual<br />Pro version allows lists<br />
51<br />
Gist.com<br />Find information about people<br />Can attach to Outlook<br />52<br />
Tungle.com<br />Manage meeting requests<br />Integrates with Outlook<br />Multiple people<br />53<br />
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PDF Readers<br />PDFill.com<br />Nuance.com – PDF Creater Pro<br />
Using video on your web site<br />Personalize the site<br />Create connection<br />Provide information<br />It’s easier th...
Create Custom Training<br />New Employee Orientation<br />New Employee Training<br />Custom Software Training<br />Visual ...
Flip Video<br />
Video Creation Tools<br />Screen Shots<br />Snagit (TechSmith.com) Example<br />Web Recording<br />Camtasia (TechSmith.com...
Deliver large files<br />SendThisFile.com<br />YouSendIt.com<br />
Networking<br />InsuranceCampus.org<br />
Firefox Prism<br />
Pigdom.com<br />
Livescribe<br />www.livescribe.com<br />
Digital Books<br />Readability<br />WhisperNet<br />Keyboard<br />DocumentDownload<br />$350 or $489<br />Amazon Kindle 2 ...
Online Postage<br />
iPhone (Apple)<br />
Photographic Text Conversion<br />OmniPage Pro v16 (www.nuance.com)<br />ScanR.com<br />
Producer Productivity<br />www.copytalk.com<br />www.jott.com<br />
InstantEstimator.com<br />Helping clients answer “Should I file a claim?”<br />
www.ActiveWords.com<br />ActiveWords<br />Tool to reduce number of keystrokes<br />
Password Problems<br />
Web Login Management<br />www.roboform.com<br />Pass2Go USB Key<br />
Turn handwriting into a font<br />Personal handwriting font - $150<br />Personal printing font - $70<br />Personal signatu...
Subscribe to Steve Anderson’s TechTips and receive one short, to the point tip per week on little known websites, software...
Steve Anderson<br />The Anderson Network, Inc. <br />PO Box 1546<br />Franklin, TN  37065<br />(615) 599-0085<br />Steve@S...
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Technology, You may love it or hate it, but no one can operate a successful insurance agency without using technology effectively. This presentation explores new technologies that help insurance agents be more effective managers to grow their organizations. A few of the new technologies we will explore include document management, voice recognition software, Internet websites, productivity tools, just to name a few. All of these tools will help insurance agents prosper in a competitive world.

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Cool Tools, Gadgets & Gizmos

  1. Cool Tools, Gadgets & Gizmos<br />Steve Anderson<br />
  2. Technology Trend<br />Communicate<br />Collaborate<br />Connect<br />
  3. We are now at the dawn of a profound technology-driven transformation that will make the changes we have experienced over the past 25 years seem small and slow. <br />We are about to transform how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, watch TV, learn and, as you might guess, much more. <br />Daniel Burrus -- January 2009 <br />
  4. Everything is being transformed<br />How agencies market<br />How they sell<br />How they communicate<br />How they collaborate<br />
  5. Why?<br />WUSIWYG – What you see is what you get<br />No technical expertise<br />Security<br />SEO friendly<br />What<br />CMS – Content Management System<br />Immediate updates & changes<br />Themes<br />Plug-ins<br />SEO friendly<br />5<br />WordPress: Creating Web Sites<br />
  6. WordPress<br />WordPress.com<br />9,200,000<br />Limited Themes<br />No Plugins<br />Free<br />No maintenance<br />No control<br />Not for branding<br />WordPress.org<br />9,700,000<br />Full theme support<br />All plugins allowed<br />Monthly expense<br />Site maintenance<br />Full control<br />Own your own brand<br />6<br />
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  8. WordPress Site Examples<br />SteveAnderson.com<br />ClientInformationSecurity.com<br />AgencyUserReviews.com<br />AtlantaInsuranceLive.com<br />8<br />
  9. SteveAnderson.com<br />9<br />
  10. ClientInformationSecurity.com<br />10<br />
  11. AgencyUserReviews.com<br />11<br />
  12. User Generated Reviews<br />12<br />
  13. AtlantaInsuranceLive.com<br />13<br />
  14. WordPress – Steps to Start<br />Find a Host<br />Download<br />Install<br />Design<br />Start posting<br />14<br />
  15. Voice Recognition<br />Dragon Naturally Speaking v9 Preferred<br />Nuance.com<br />
  16. Using video on your web site<br />Personalize the site<br />Create connection<br />Provide information<br />It’s easier than you think<br />Ideas<br />Client testimonials<br />Web site introduction<br />Key benefits<br />
  17. Create Custom Training<br />New Employee Orientation<br />New Employee Training<br />Custom Software Training<br />Visual Procedure Guide<br />Client Coverage Explanations<br />
  18. Flip Video<br />
  19. Video Creation Tools<br />Screen Shots<br />Snagit (TechSmith.com) Example<br />Web Recording<br />Camtasia (TechSmith.com)<br />Captivate (Adobe.com)<br />Live Video<br />Microsoft MovieMaker (Microsoft.com)<br />Visual Communicator v3 (Adobe.com)<br />
  20. EyeJot<br />www.eyejot.com<br />
  21. Evernote<br />Capture information<br />From web site<br />From email<br />From anyplace<br />Multiple platforms<br />Desktop application<br />Website access<br />Mobile device<br />Find information easily<br />Indexed<br />Easy search<br />Search from any device<br />
  22. Evernote<br />
  23. Chrome Browser<br />
  24. Google Voice<br />
  25. E-mail Notice<br />
  26. Google Alerts<br />
  27. Google Local Business<br />
  28. Google Docs<br />Word processing<br />Spreadsheet<br />Presentation<br />
  29. Google Docs<br />Get started with templates<br />Online document creation <br />Sharing without managing attachments<br />Revision history<br />Search tools<br />Security and privacy<br />Mobile access<br />
  30. Google 411 - 800-GOOG-411(800-466-4411)<br />
  31. Google Maps<br />Maps.Google.com<br />Google Mobile Maps<br />Locate Me<br />
  32. The World of Wiki’s<br />Collaboration software<br />Trust vs Control<br />Ideas for using<br />Intranet<br />Business Plan Tracking<br />New Business & Renewal Management<br />Client Service management<br />Procedure Manuals<br />Checklists<br />To-do Lists<br />Carrier Information<br />Reference Information<br />
  33. Wiki Software<br />MediaWiki.org<br />MoinMoin.in<br />Google Sites (formally JotSpot)<br />PBWiki.com<br />TiddlyWiki.com<br />
  34. Multiple Monitors<br />Increased Productivity for any agency<br />Essential for document management<br />Increase productivity generally<br />Easy ROI<br />"...our research shows that productivity gains for standard tasks, window management, office, switching between documents, you can get productivity gains with multi-monitor anywhere from 20 to 50 percent...“<br /> Bill Gates<br />
  35. Monitor Stands<br />
  36. Laptop Solution <br />
  37. Eye-Fi Photo & Video uploads<br />Make your camera wireless<br />
  38. ProvideSupport.com <br />
  39. eGrabberLeadResearcher<br />50<br />Find missing information<br />$250 annual<br />Pro version allows lists<br />
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  41. Gist.com<br />Find information about people<br />Can attach to Outlook<br />52<br />
  42. Tungle.com<br />Manage meeting requests<br />Integrates with Outlook<br />Multiple people<br />53<br />
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  48. PDF Readers<br />PDFill.com<br />Nuance.com – PDF Creater Pro<br />
  49. Using video on your web site<br />Personalize the site<br />Create connection<br />Provide information<br />It’s easier than you think<br />Ideas<br />Client testimonials<br />Web site introduction<br />Key benefits<br />
  50. Create Custom Training<br />New Employee Orientation<br />New Employee Training<br />Custom Software Training<br />Visual Procedure Guide<br />Client Coverage Explanations<br />
  51. Flip Video<br />
  52. Video Creation Tools<br />Screen Shots<br />Snagit (TechSmith.com) Example<br />Web Recording<br />Camtasia (TechSmith.com)<br />Captivate (Adobe.com)<br />Live Video<br />Microsoft MovieMaker (Microsoft.com)<br />Visual Communicator v3 (Adobe.com)<br />
  53. Deliver large files<br />SendThisFile.com<br />YouSendIt.com<br />
  54. Networking<br />InsuranceCampus.org<br />
  55. Firefox Prism<br />
  56. Pigdom.com<br />
  57. Livescribe<br />www.livescribe.com<br />
  58. Digital Books<br />Readability<br />WhisperNet<br />Keyboard<br />DocumentDownload<br />$350 or $489<br />Amazon Kindle 2 or DX<br />
  59. Online Postage<br />
  60. iPhone (Apple)<br />
  61. Photographic Text Conversion<br />OmniPage Pro v16 (www.nuance.com)<br />ScanR.com<br />
  62. Producer Productivity<br />www.copytalk.com<br />www.jott.com<br />
  63. InstantEstimator.com<br />Helping clients answer “Should I file a claim?”<br />
  64. www.ActiveWords.com<br />ActiveWords<br />Tool to reduce number of keystrokes<br />
  65. Password Problems<br />
  66. Web Login Management<br />www.roboform.com<br />Pass2Go USB Key<br />
  67. Turn handwriting into a font<br />Personal handwriting font - $150<br />Personal printing font - $70<br />Personal signature font - $30<br />Custom logo font – quote<br />vLetter.com<br />
  68. Subscribe to Steve Anderson’s TechTips and receive one short, to the point tip per week on little known websites, software and hardware tools, and any other resources that will help agencies increase revenue or reduce expenses.<br />Sign up at:www.SteveAnderson.com<br />
  69. Steve Anderson<br />The Anderson Network, Inc. <br />PO Box 1546<br />Franklin, TN 37065<br />(615) 599-0085<br />Steve@SteveAnderson.com<br />

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