My deck from the opening keynote of HighEdWeb Michigan 2014. More info and print-ready handout available at kubie.co/vmt This talk introduced VMT, a framework for articulating and/or debugging the purpose behind your products and initiatives. The things we believe, the things we do, and the people we impact shape the way we see the world, the way we think, and the way we speak. The tools and teachings of content strategy are well-suited to facilitating understanding within product teams. Clarity in each of these areas will empower designers, writers, and business leaders to do their best work.