By using features most people don't even think about you can take a set of tools (for example, FrameMaker, Excel, and PowerPoint) and create a set of materials that let you track some initial metrics, build up reports, and track content in ways that the tool vendors never dreamed off. There are a dozen easy shortcuts (or more) that you can use with any toolset, even free ones like Google Docs to simplify the work you do every day. Want to quickly build a list of every graphic you have across 10 folders? Need to know which of your procedural steps are WAY too long but don't want to manually go hunting? If you often find yourself thinking "it's got to be easier" then this is the session for you. The goal is to get you out the door with at least 4 new tricks to make your job easier.
Those who attend will be better positioned to use their tools to make life (at least in the world of documentation) easier. It's not pretty, it's not all that future friendly, or XML-based, or taking the newest tips in HTML5 to heart. But it's useful. And useable. These are the tips that the experts in the field use to bypass so much of the manual time and effort that steals away your day.
A dozen (or more) tips and tricks to get you humming as you get handed the next daunting task. No one wants to do the manual and labour intensive work that often goes into content analysis, or report building, or file management. Sure, you can spend 10's of thousands of dollars on a system to do the work for you, but really... You think you'll get approved for that budget item? Just think about the discussion. "You want HOW much money to build a list of all our graphics? Don't we have a co-op student who can do that?"
Forget about it. Use these tips to make the daily grind relate to coffee, not to the work that you do at the office.
Using real world examples, and mixing in a bit of fun story-telling, and through creative demonstrations, the overall delivery will leave you with a sense of purpose when it comes to working with the tools and using them to their full potential.