7 social media tools every business should use

Whether you need apps to make meetings run more smoothly or a way to access and send files on your phone, this list has it all.

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There are some great social media tools out there for business professionals. Time is at a premium when it comes to social media within an organization, so I’ve put together a list of the top tools that can help you become more effective at corporate social networking.

There are many tools that could make the list such as Radian 6, Hootsuite and Google Docs, but I want to look at the tools you might not know about yet.

1. Idea Flight

LinkedIn announced a new iPad application developed by Condé Nast that facilitates content sharing between meeting/conference attendees, thus easily integrating the virtual world with the real world. Called Idea Flight, the app allows you to control meetings through an iPad by synching many iPads under one pilot device.

Lots of people like to bring iPads to meetings, but tablets don’t lend themselves to a great audience experience, as everyone has to crowd around one screen. All iPads are synched with the Idea Flight app, allowing attendees to stay engaged with your presentation on their own devices. Anyone who regularly sits through meetings would welcome something like this. Idea Flight adds a bit of excitement to the process, and is free.

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