Your search for the perfect palm-sized projector is over. Meet the Optoma
PK301 Pico, a portable projector with lots of power. Ideal for product
pitches and demos to small groups, Pico features up to 50 ANSI lumens
and widescreen WVGA resolution. Share videos, photos and graphics,
and enjoy unlimited playback all in one pretty package. On the road?
Download movies and watch them on the wall in your hotel room.
Weighs only 8 oz. and holds up to 16 GB. $179.99 at www.bestbuy.com.
Save time and contacts with the CardScan Personal scanner from DYMO. Lightweight
and perfect for use in your home office or on the road, this little guy takes the “work”
out of networking. Simply scan a business card or drag-and-drop contact data from any
e-mail or web page, and CardScan will automatically enter and sort the data to create a
digital address book. Includes protective pouch and requires Internet connection. $140.
8 Catch Some Z’s, or Just This One
The Kodak zi8 video camera is a bundle of joy in your
pocket, but you won’t want to keep it there for long.
Capture HD quality video, record and store up to 10
hours and take MP widescreen still photos. Then, simply
swing out the USB arm to upload media in a flash. The zi8
has an external microphone jack, so you can attach a wireless lapel mic (and mini tripod) and capture quality video
of your presentations to use in sales pitches. From $113.
A veteran speechwriter and executive communications specialist, Ian Griffin helps CEOs and senior managers develop strategic messaging and content for presentations to audiences worldwide. He is past-president of the Northern California Chapter and an active member of Toastmasters. Griffin has spent more than 20 years working with mainstream Silicon Valley companies such as
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. He blogs at http://www.exec-comms.com/blog.
9 Join the Club
Building successful business relationships
often involves picking up the tab for travel
and entertainment. Get rewarded with
the Diners Club card, an award-winning,
premium global brand issued in more than
200 countries and owned by Citigroup in
North America. Members redeem points
for flights on multiple airlines and can also
convert points into frequent flyer programs.
0 Just in Case
Fishing for a business card tucked
behind your cash or credit cards
can be a bit awkward. Show some
class and keep your cards in their
place when you carry an elegant
card case from Tiffany & Co.
Choose from leather (starting at
$95) or sterling silver ($325) and
add personalized hand-engraving
for a mere $30. www.tiffany.com.