Being a great speaker was never easy, but now, with your audience likely to have a mobile device in hand and real-time access to multiple social channels, the challenges have gotten that much greater. Seven (somewhat snarky) new rules for public speaking in the social media era, from public-speaking greats like Jeff Jarvis and Frank Eliason.
It OUGHT to be really obvious how to create a proper tag for a conference, but my observation is that 98% of conferences suck at name tags. Maybe more. It makes networking much more difficult / awkward. And it's so damn solvable—no rocket science degree required.
Goodbye, microphone hogs. The Singapore student startup Pigeonhole Live uses the mobile Web to lend order, ease, and intelligence to that most dreaded and lawless thing: the conference question-and-answer session.