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That's no way to hold a Meeting

My Buddy found out too late

He didn’t know he could rent a projector and have it delivered like a pizza. Yes, he could have had a projector delivered right into the conference room with one little phone call. But he just didn’t know about that kind of service.

Everyone was struggling to see. My buddy could have called on a Tech Travel Agent from Rentacomputer.com. He just didn’t know he could rent a projector for a fraction of the cost of buying one.

My buddy's presentation didn't have the impact it should have, could have.

Perception is 9/10 of the Sale

That’s me in the background, Brawlin Melgar, way in the back with just a piece of my head showing, I’m relaxed about the technology, it’s working fine.  The projector was hooked up to my laptop and tested by a professional technician. A working projector and laptop combo helps me look professional, helps me keep focused on my presentation.

My projector and laptop are all setup in the conference room by techs thanks to my Tech Travel Agent.

If I come lugging in all this equipment by myself, I look, well…. less than professional.

Now all I bring is my usb drive.  I have minimized my stress. That’s right, I have  everything I need delivered, the laptop and the projector.

Upon my arrival, I insert my usb thumb-drive and off we go in to the wild blue presentation world! Easy, fast, professional…the way I like it.

Hey I have enough to worry about so I let professionals at Rentacomputer.com handle all that computer and projector technology so I can stay focused on my presentation up to the last minute. No plugging in and testing things in front of my client. That can be embarrassing, especially when you can’t get the dang thing to work.

You can contact your own Tech Travel Agent by email techtravelagent@rentacomputer.com,  Toll Free Phone 800-736-8772 or website: Rentacomputer.com Visit Projector Rentals from Rentacomputer.com for more information.

Texas Dental Association/Texas Meeting Technology Rentals*

Texas Dental Association/Texas Meeting

May 6-9, 2010, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, the Texas Dental Association will meet for its 140th Annual Meeting.  About 12,500 dental professionals from all over the state will be in attendance.   This is the largest dental trade show in Texas and each year, it offers professionals a quality education among other exciting opportunities.

Special events taking place include the Texas Dental Association Healthy Smiles Golf Classic, the Gold Reception the TDA Photo Contest, the TEXAS Party, and so much more.   And don’t forget the exhibit hall!  The exhibit hall will be open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, with a special Happy Hour from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.   Over 390 companies will be displaying their products and services this year!

If you’re planning to exhibit at the Texas Dental Association/Texas Meeting, get a fast quote on Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Technology and Computer Rentals by visiting our website at www.TechTravelAgent.com or calling toll-free 877-422-1907 to speak to your Tech Travel Agent today.

*TechTravelAgent.com is not affiliated with or in any way authorized by the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center or the Texas Dental Association/Texas Meeting. TechTravelAgent.com is an independent nationwide technology rental provider and this page in no way implies exclusivity of our services at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center or Texas Dental Association/Texas Meeting.

21% More Meetings in 2010

We like to schedule 1 day low cost meetings.

FutureWatch 2010 predicts that U.S. meeting planners will plan 21 percent more meetings in 2010 than they did in 2009 while spending 3.5 percent less per meeting.

This fits right into Todd Hikman’s plans to roll out new branding initiatives with the company’s worldwide sales force. “We like to schedule 1 day meetings to keep everyone up to date on our latest sales and marketing initatives. We call it the ‘Fast and Fresh’ update, and we do it every quarter with every sales person in the company”. Todd Hickman, Anacomp Industries VP Marketing.

The FutureWatch 2010 report also concludes that planners expect to locate 80 percent of their meetings within the United States this year, compared to 61 percent last year.

Additionally,  FutureWatch 2010  identifies these industry trends:

• Meetings that are located closer to home
• Meetings ROI
• Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
• Technology

For meeting planners, the highest technology-related priority this year is improving the audio/visual experience for attendees. For suppliers, meanwhile, it’s improving their customer relationship management (CRM) software.

About FutureWatch

Each year, in partnership with American Express, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) conducts a comprehensive survey of global meeting and event professionals, aimed at spotting trends and competitive factors that will shape the global industry in the coming year. FutureWatch2010 is the eighth edition of this one-of-a-kind study.

For more information about FutureWatch 2010, including a free executive summary, visit www.mpiweb.org.