Planner's Workshop: Tools of the Trade - 2007-09-18

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite
Even if you don't have bedbugs in your home, be aware that if you travel frequently, the likelihood of picking up some of these nocturnal vampires is very good—even if you're staying at the finest of hotels. The Cooper's Travel Guide is a good place to start to protect yourself and your attendees from these insects. This booklet details what to do when and if you encounter bedbugs during a stay at an offsite meeting. This guide explores some bedbug biology but focuses mainly on how to prepare for a trip, how to quickly inspect a room upon arrival, how to pack to go home, and steps to take in case bedbugs have traveled home with you. To order a PDF of the guide, visit www. bedbugcentral.com. $13.95.

Mini PowerPoint
Eliminate tedious zipping and unzipping of large PowerPoint presentations with the PPTminimizer 3.0, a compression tool that supports the PowerPoint format of MS Office. The software compresses presentations in seconds by as much as 96 percent without changing their original formatting. As a result, mailboxes, servers, and networks are relieved of unnecessary data, and loading time is reduced considerably. Works on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 Workstation, XP, and Vista. For more information, visit www.pptminimizer.com or call (866) 671-5441. $29.95.