My client and I decided that purchasing Google Glass was a great way to explore the 2014 International CES. I have to say, it was.
I also wanted to know how Google Glass might be used as an event professional and speaker.
I decided to wear Google Glass during my welcome talk last week during the fourth annual SMTULSA Social Business Conference. Here was my point of view. Made a little less shaky by uploading to Youtube and using the stabilizing feature.
A lot of people ask me what I think of Glass. I really like Glass. I probably don’t wear them as often as some of my fellow Glass Explorers. Maybe because of occupational preferences, I find them more useful in event settings. Contrary to some, the camera is not “always on.” Sure I can wink and take your picture, but I could also pretend to take a selfie and take your picture. Luckily, I’ve not found many people afraid of Google Glass. Most of the people I meet want to see what I’m seeing. I’m more than happy to let you try them If you see me out with them on.
See more of what I saw during the 2014 #smtulsa conference through Google Glass.
ChargeKey is a key-shaped smartphone cable that fits onto your keychain. It works like your normal cable for charging and syncing your phone – plug one end into a USB port and the other end into your mobile device.
I like the fact that I can connect it to a keychain, but I’ve mostly kept it connected to my lipstick charger in my purse.
At the very affordable price of $25.00 I can see many event and conference applications. Providing these to your attendees (There are iphone and micro USB versions) or simply having them around charging stations.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed wearing Google Glass during CES. The handful of people wearing them was surprising, but I bet all would agree that wearing them in that setting was fantastic. Of course CES is not everyday use, so how does an event professional take advantage of being a Google Glass Explorer.
One way that I’ve found great value is during site visits. I used them on a couple of site visits to prepare for the March Social Media Tulsa Conference.
Her is an example of the site visit I did at the Aloft Downtown Hotel in Tulsa, OK.
These are no where near the quality of a Google Business photo, but for sharing with suppliers, speakers, and team members it works great.
I think this just scratches the surface of how event professionals will use Google Glass. How do you see them being used for events?
During the International CES, +WWE announced the first ever 24/7 streaming network. the WWE Network will launch live in the U.S. on Monday, February 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events-including WrestleMania®- valued at more than $600 per year for $9.99 per month with a 6-month commitment. WWE Network will also include groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand at launch.
Fans can subscribe to WWE Network beginning at 9 am ET on Monday, February 24 at WWE.com, and for a limited time will be offered a free one week trial.
WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on: Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices; Android devices, iOS, Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation 3®, PlayStation 4®, and Xbox 360.
I remember being intrigued by the save the date notice I received from the WWE. The event and press conference did not disappoint. In their words, it’s way over the top.
I was fortunate to capture and enjoy the entire press conference through Google Glass. You can watch it as I did. I apologize for the occasional squeal. It was by far my favorite press conferences and party of CES 2014.