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A story about how a wiki could change how one salesman does business.

A story about how a wiki could change how one salesman does business.

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    • A wiki in business A story that could be true
    • For you
    • Meet John, a salesman for KFRG-FM in Shiresville.
    • He’s got an appointment with a client, Sal, owner of Great Furniture Is Us.
    • Sal wants a new commercial, so he and John talk about ideas.
    • John opens the station’s private wiki, a password protected, secure web site. He jumps to the Great Furniture Page.
    • On the page, he and Sal list ideas for the new ad, including things they want to say and things they definitely do not want to say.
    • They write up a very rough draft on the spot, posting it to the wiki page beneath their ideas.
    • John then text messages Bobby.
    • Bobby is the production guy back at the station. Bobby quickly texts back that he’ll be on the wiki in moments.
    • He heads to the wiki and sees the recent changes John has made with Sal. He IMs John that he has a couple ideas.
    • John says he’ll wait to see the changes. He makes small talk with Sal about Sal’s kids, who will graduate soon.
    • Bobby opens the page and revises the script. He throws in a couple ideas but is careful to honor the list of do’s and don'ts he sees on the page.
    • He IMs John to let him know he’s got the new idea on the page. He also tells John to check the comments section for another idea.
    • Bobby then goes to get some coffee and to relax.
    • In the comments section of the page, John sees the message from Bobby. Bobby thinks Sal should be in the ad, to give a personal touch. He suggests which lines of the script Sal should read.
    • John tells Sal, who likes the idea. Sal then reads the two lines into a mic that John keeps in his car and has plugged into his computer.
    • John saves the raw audio as an mp3 file and uploads it to the wiki page.
    • He again texts Bobby to let him know the idea is a go.
    • Then he heads next door to visit another client.
    • Bobby gets the message as he pours his second cup of coffee. He revisits the page, sees the audio clip and a minor edit Sal made to the script. He takes his coffee into the studio.
    • He downloads the audio clip and in about an hour, produces the new ad.
    • He shrinks it to an mp3 and uploads the final product to the wiki. He texts back to John that the ad is ready for approval.
    • John gets the message at Starbucks and heads back to Great Furniture. He plays the ad for Sal and Sal is thrilled.
    • John signs Sal up for a few extra spins of the commercial and enters the agreed schedule into the wiki page.
    • He emails the link to Gail, who is in charge of traffic and ad runs. She heads to the wiki, pulls off the agreement, and schedules the ad to run.
    • One email.
    • No attached files.
    • Unheard of speed.
    • Real collaboration.
    • And that’s how the wiki changes business.
    • Eventually, Bobby pours another cup of coffee and heads to Google to find his Impossible Trivia for the Afternoon Drive.
    • John heads back to his car and wonders how he ever sold an ad before Web 2.0.
    • And Sal continues to wonder what a wiki is. But he likes his new ad,
    • and he sells boatloads of sofas.
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