I love, love, love all things events and technology. If you can’t tell by my tweets, Facebook posts and all my other social media interactions, I love to talk about events and the tools that help us do what we do better. In June 2011, I partnered with an organization called Pogby to bring you PlannerTech – an event technology showcase. This weekly blog series is going to help continue to expose you to new tools you need to be aware of as an event planner. Also, in case you missed it, PlannerTech could be coming soon to your area!
Today, we’re talking about Present Now
Your name: Brandon Whichard
Company/Tool Name: Present Now
What is the “problem” that your tool seeks to solve?
When you give a presentation you want to know who in audience is interested in your topic. Interested audience members represent ideal new connections for any presenter. These are the people who want to subscribe to your newsletter, buy your products or hire you to speak at future events. Today, it’s difficult for audiences and speakers to connect and we’ve made this process much simpler. By using Present Now, speakers can collect audience contact information using smart phones.
What is the best audience for this tool? Corporate events? Social? Other? Large? Small?
Anyone who gives presentations. It can be used at trade shows, user groups, charity fund raisers or just about any presentation.
What does your tool help event planners do better?
Event Planners can offer this service to the speakers at their events. They can make sure their event speakers get relevant contacts from their presentations. This will make event sessions more valuable to their speakers. Present Now will also make it much simpler for attendees to connect with the people and topics that interest them.
How is your tool different from/better than the competition?
We are the only service that let’s speakers collect contact information using audience smart phones. Any speaker can setup an account and be ready to collect contact information in under 2-minutes.
What is the single coolest feature of your product?
The ability to collect contact information using virtually any smart phone.
Anything else we need to know?
We offer a 30-day free trial.
To learn more you can watch a 1-minute demo.