Rock Art

Photo: Valley of Fire Rock Art = Human-made markings placed on natural stone Tips Please do not touch the rock art because contact with the oils in skin will damage them. You may take photographs and sketches, but rubbings are not permitted. Avoid climbing near rock art sites. Bradshaw Foundation Bradshaw Foundation Facebook @BradshawFND Vandalism …

Ellipsis

Buzzwords Ellipsis = three dots (…) Also see: Typing awareness indicator Quotes In my case — in the particularly high-stakes conversation at hand — it was the bubble that popped up to indicate typing, then disappeared to show he had stopped. Then came back up to show typing, then went away again. Then returned for …

Digitize

Photo: Digitize Digitize = convert images, text or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer. Also spelled: digitise What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options as we head in 2018? What would we like to see online by 2020? This page explores …

Visitor Information

Poster Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. But if the brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then they do everyone a disservice. If traditional models of tourism communication are not rethought and remodeled, then locals and …

#Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog de Teotitlán Del Valle Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Preferably, put them into context and translate them into Spanish (and other languages on request). Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to put the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles …

Poetry Slam

Buzzwords Poetry slam = competition in which poets perform spoken word poetry. History Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 with its first competition designed to move poetry recitals from academia to a popular audience when American poet Marc Smith began experimenting with existing open microphone venues for poetry readings by making them competitive. Wikipedia …

Whatsapp

Logo WhatsApp Messenger – whatsapp.com – is a freeware, cross-platform and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones. It also incorporates a feature called Status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts. Key Links whatsapp.com https://web.whatsapp.com – To see whatsapp on your …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

Wi-Fi

Buzzwords Want free Wi-Fi at your conference, hotel or university classroom? Ask for it. Wireless Internet, aka Wi-Fi, is no longer a nice to have accoutrement but a must have essential for events and conferences that want to generate a buzz inside and outside the room. We are also seeing increased usage in public spaces. …