Now this is could be very useful… A very persuasive presentation on the benefits of Social Networking tools in the workplace, from a completely non-product-specific viewpoint from Stephen Collins:
As Luis commented:
“So, knowing [Stephen] and the fine piece of work he has been doing lately as well around the subject of Social Computing and its adoption within the corporate world and beyond, I decided to check it out and head over to his slide deck in Slideshare and WOW! Exactly, what I was looking for. The type of presentation materials that delivers a key and powerful message on how social computing can contribute towards helping whatever business (Or school, for that matter!) become smarter at what they do and with a whole lot less effort in the process.
“Collaboration is everything” for sure. That is the main key point that you will get out of such a wonderful slide deck. And which, if anything, would help a wider audience understand some of the key concepts behind social computing without having to worry about the technicalities. In short, one of those presentations that you can show to those folks who would want to know what the fuss is all about, but without having to struggle with all of the technical jargon that you get to find in most presentations at the moment. Very impressive, indeed!”
I absolutely agree…
As an aside, one of my new colleagues, Bleddyn Williams, is over at the Rational Developer Conference in Florida this week, and as part of the process of speaking at that conference received some presentation training from a public speaking coach.. One of the guru’s major points was how we all try to use too much text on our slides and fundamentally fail to look at the presentation from the audience’s viewpoint – focusing on the message we need to get across rather than what the individual needs/wants to hear or learn. We should therefore use far more images and let our spoken words fill in the gaps. This slidedeck is clearly an great example of how to do this 😉