Strom Keynote on Collaboration Technologies


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This is a work in progress, an hour keynote speech that I give on various collaboration techs.

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  • You don’t the time to mess around with thousands of daily emails in a market that is this tight.I am going to show you ways to save time so that you can focus on your clients and get down to business. If you follow some of my suggestions here, you will free up some of your time each day that you can spend doing real things to benefit your clients.
  • Strom Keynote on Collaboration Technologies

    1. 1. Saving time and money with the latest collaboration technologies David Strom [email_address] (310) 857-6867 St. Louis, MO
    2. 2. Has this happened to you? <ul><li>You want to schedule a meeting, and you send a simple email to start things off </li></ul><ul><li>Buried before you know it! </li></ul>
    3. 8. Collaboration benefits <ul><li>Save time and money </li></ul><ul><li>Laser-like focus on your customers </li></ul><ul><li>Become more competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Create better products and help innovate </li></ul>
    4. 9. Why is serial collaboration passé? <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>
    5. 10. Poll results <ul><li>How many bloggers are actively writing blogs for your company? </li></ul><ul><li>How many times on average does your company post to its official blogs each week? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your company have its own Facebook group or fan page? </li></ul><ul><li>What percentage of people in your company's IT department use IM on a daily basis? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your company have an official Twitter presence? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    6. 11. Transportation alternatives <ul><li>Use email for notification but move data in more flexible ways across the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Or consider other notification services like IM, Twitter </li></ul>
    7. 12. Notification problems <ul><li>Email too slow </li></ul><ul><li>IM best for one-on-one </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms too crowded </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Twitter! </li></ul>
    8. 13. Time to reboot!
    9. 14. There has to be a better way! <ul><li>Some ways to save money by using collaboration tools that really deliver bottom-line benefits </li></ul>
    10. 15. BUT…. <ul><li>Your staff can’t keep up with their emails as it is </li></ul><ul><li>They are too old/busy to tweet/IM/whatever </li></ul><ul><li>Show some leadership! </li></ul>
    11. 16. We want to avoid this disaster
    12. 17. We need something more agile
    13. 18. Twitter for business
    14. 19. Social brand index
    15. 21. How not to use social media!
    16. 22. Or the “Motrin Moms”
    17. 23. Other tools for collaboration <ul><li>Sharing documents and slide decks </li></ul><ul><li>Presence-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Handling customers </li></ul>
    18. 24. Facebook makes it hard sometimes
    19. 25. A better way to use Facebook
    20. 27. Is blogging right for you?
    21. 28. What do these people have in common?
    22. 29. “ Wikiality”
    23. 30.
    24. 31. Data to share <ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars and schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Customer questions </li></ul>
    25. 32. Let’s start with documents <ul><li>Many ways to share them without having to depend on email back-and-forth! </li></ul>
    26. 33. Google Docs
    27. 34. Google Docs
    28. 35. EtherPad
    29. 36. Sharing slide decks
    30. 37. Adding other real-time features
    31. 38. Scheduling meetings -- the old way
    32. 39. <ul><li>Google Calendar has tools that enable it to be share among several people and PCs </li></ul>
    33. 40. Google Calendar settings
    34. 41. <ul><li>SetMeeting </li></ul><ul><li>is useful for </li></ul><ul><li>finding a </li></ul><ul><li>common time </li></ul><ul><li>for multiple </li></ul><ul><li>parties to </li></ul><ul><li>meet </li></ul>
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    37. 44. Tripit details
    38. 46. Yammer
    39. 47. One all-in-one solution: Socialtext
    40. 50. Why are databases hard to share?
    41. 51. Online databases <ul><li>$8/mo/user $250/mo/10 users </li></ul>$10/mo/user Free!
    42. 52. DabbleDB <ul><li>Sign up for a free 30-day trial </li></ul>
    43. 53. Import your data
    44. 54. Finish and share your database
    45. 55.
    46. 56. Friendfeed
    47. 57. Network monitoring tools
    48. 59. Time to share your business card <ul><li>Pick one technology to get started on today : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter-like services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs and wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer support forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing spreadsheets or documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All-in-one solutions like SocialText, Zoho </li></ul></ul>
    49. 60. So in the end …
    50. 61. Contact <ul><li>David Strom </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(310) 857-6867 </li></ul><ul><li>St. Louis, MO </li></ul>