Speaker, Tech Evangelist, Event Executioner
Tess is passionate about smart technology for hospitality professionals. She’s always on the road educating event professionals on the latest and greatest technologies, as well as practical tech solutions that can make their lives easier and more efﬁcient. Tess is Chief Event Executioner for iSocialExecution, Inc.; Tech Evangelist with Dahlia+ and Speaker. She is the former Senior Event Lead, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Tech Evangelist with The Meeting Pool and Conference Center Manager, Atlanta Technical College; where she served on the President’s Leadership Team. Tess is a CMP (Certiﬁed Meeting Professional), DES (Digital Event Strategist), on the Board of Directors of GMIC Atlanta; member of Skål International; stage manager for TEDxPeachtree; “Meetings Trendsetter 2014” & awarded the GaMPI Shining Star Award. A native Chicagoan by way of Atlanta, she holds a BA from Spelman College enjoys social media, creative visionary thinking, tennis & watching mixed martial arts (MMA). Vismale was featured in the Connect Meeting Intelligence Magazine’s article, entitled “How I Work: Tess Vismale on Executing Events.” She has presented for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); Connect’s Collaborate & Diversity Marketplaces; and PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conference, on tech tools and social media for event and fundraising professionals. A native Chicagoan by way of Atlanta, she holds a BA from Spelman College enjoys social media, creative visionary thinking, tennis & watching mixed martial arts (MMA).
Legend has it that in ancient Japan, ninja training included invisibility, walking on water, and control over the natural elements. At times, the role of the administrative professional seems to require these skills and more. But when it comes to technology, we often forget our ninja strength and become overwhelmed and frustrated. The tech sessions are about empowerment and understanding of how to use technology to meet our goals with a focus on confidence and strategy.
Session: Becoming a Productivity Ninja with Tech Tools
In this session, we will support your ninja prowess with mobile apps, useful gadgets and other tactics to keep teams organized and efficient in a digital culture, whether in the office or on the road. Specifically, you will:
• Develop confidence when approaching new technology
• Employ a handful of new tech tools and share with your colleagues
• Better manage time, people and information