Like many others, I’m learning a lot from our Grey Lit week. Thanks to everyone who’s contributed, and the outside expertise brought in by Michael Lines.
One topic that I’ve been thinking a lot about recently is the effective collection of presentation materials, including in-house presentation series, presentations for marketing purposes, and CLE. From internal training, to the re-purposing of marketing content, to networking and business development, there are so many different ways in which an organization can derive value from these collections. In terms of investing staff time, there should be little question, presentations can be some of the most ROI friendly assets available.
So given the importance of these materials (grey lit? – I’m hoping), I’d like to solicit some tips from other Slawyers on how we may build better collections? Here are a couple of thoughts to get the ball rolling…
- Grouping Multimedia – From the simple pairing of Speakers Notes with PowerPoint slides, to more extensive groupings which may include handouts, online publications, contextual ‘see also’ references, or pre-defined search links into various related collections, or SH relationships.
- Vodcasting – Video Casting all of your internal presentations, and offering RSS notification of new materials?
- Dashboard Presentations – Similar to grouping multimedia, but I’m thinking about the concurrent display of these materials on a web dashboard — eg. watch the video, listen to the audio, speaking notes, etc.
- Live Feedback? – Could we offer an online notes area for a participant’s thoughts, and then capture the conversations as metadata for enhanced searching at a later date? If we were dealing with a live presentation, perhaps IM could be involved or built in.
- External Presentations for Professional Development – With Google Video and YouTube becoming so common, should we collect these presentations for internal education purposes?
- PodZinger? – Can we add keyword searching of our in-house presentations? There’s got to be a behind-the-firewall application for this one!