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Social Media Roundup: The Conference Call Blues

The business convention most deserving of a parody gets one, and it's really, really funny. Also: These curation tools could help you turn your next meeting into an informative content hub.

The business convention most deserving of a parody gets one, and it’s really, really funny. Also: These curation tools could help you turn your next meeting into an informative content hub.

Sure, we can get people sitting hundreds of miles apart together in a meeting—and maybe actually get some work done. But how often does that happen?

A perfect parody and more in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Conference Calls

Random disconnections, awkward phrasings, stilted introductions, people repeatedly talking over one another… you’ve been in a meeting like this. Well, maybe not in person—but over the phone? Absolutely. The comedic duo Tripp and Tyler have a hit on their hands with a spot-on parody of conference calls, complete with barking dogs, coffee shop sounds, and a document that nobody can seem to open. The clip, an ad for the multicity LeaderCast conference series, is good for a quick smile. Because we’ve all been there. (ht @DianaTMertz)

Curate This

So much content flies around a meeting that it can be a real challenge to keep everything straight. SmartSource blogger DeDe Mulligan’s list of the best curation tools for meetings feels like a lifesaver. Beyond the traditional platforms you’re probably already familiar with—Pinterest, Storify—Mulligan recommends a handful of options designed for the really big events. The tools on her list vary in scope from free and basic to full-featured and robust. That said, one Mulligan missed that’s pretty solid is RebelMouse, which allows for a slightly more automated feed at events. (ht @DedeMulligan)

Any favorite conference curation tools you’d like to recommend? Throw them in the comment thread below.

Feel like you're talking to a wall when you're on a conference call? (YouTube screenshot)

Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is the social media journalist for Associations Now, a former newspaper guy, and a man who is dangerous when armed with a good pun. MORE

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