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.