6 Don’t Shoot the Messenger
Tote all of your writing gear in this classic NY
Messenger Bag from Manhattan Portage. It has plenty
of zippered pockets for keys and small gadgets, and
a roomy interior for your books or laptop. Made of
Cordura® classic fabric with water resistant coating and
double reinforcement on the corners for durability. 22”
x 12. 5” x 8. 5”. $79.
7 It’s a Bird! It’s a Pen! It’s a Scanner!
Making copies is SO yesterday. Scan and store information from books, articles and brochures with the Planon DocuPen, a sleek portable scanner the size
of a pen that can process full pages of text and graphics, and store up to 100
images. DocuPen X Series products provide high-quality images and improved
functionality for today’s multitasking professional. Includes leather case, USB
cable and software. Starting at $299.
ing contributes to
an overall sense of
health and well-being
by increasing energy
levels and reducing head-
aches. The Modern Natural
Spectrum® Desk Lamp
from Verilux is easy on the
eyes and energy consump-
tion. The Optix® lens focuses
natural light while decreasing
glare. Includes a 10,000-hour
bulb and one-year warranty.
9 Say It, Don’t
Turn ideas into text at
the speed of thought
when you dictate your
words using Dragon
software from Nuance. Three times faster than
typing, Dragon allows you to create and edit
documents while focusing on your content
instead of the pain in your wrist. Invest in the
Premium Edition so you can download audio
files from any digital recorder and transcribe
podium presentations in a flash. Available for
Mac and PC. $199.99.
0 Dually Noted
Convert your notes into digital
format with LogiPen NOTES,
an innovative pen that captures everything you write
and sketch electronically for
later editing and sharing on
your personal computer. Write
on any type of paper (scratch
paper, business cards and
napkins) and LogiPen magically converts your scribbles
into manageable text files.
Compatible with MAC OS
X, Windows 7, XP and Vista.
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.