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  1. 1. 11 To access our full content: Either click Add Sources or View Forecasts under FORWARD INTEL on the right of the front page OR Search for your interest topic using the FORECASTS dialog box All Rights Reserved 1
  2. 2. 22 Learn one page in our content database you learn them all Seven key capabilities: YOUR PROFILE, GUIDE, FORECASTS, CHALLENGES, REPORTS, DECISIONS, MEMBERS Click these to reveal drop-downs and content Content pages backwards through time: latest contributions first Use the center panel dashboard to narrow and present the content as you desire. Once you have searched for your topic you only have to use the center panel dashboard to find all we know about its likely future. - Story your chosen future topic in text form - Respond to the forecasts and develop your strategies in real-time - Visualize and aggregate analysis of your chosen topic - Filter your search term to achieve more precise results - Help yourself to learning more about the above capabilities NOTE: Three other left-hand buttons will appear only when you do a simple search on an interest topic, You can find more background surrounding the FORECASTS here. CONTEXT: circumstances and facts about your interest topic DIMENSIONS: indicators of importance and magnitude ALTERNATIVES: courses of action or reaction that may arise All Rights Reserved 2
  3. 3. 33 Here you can change your settings to: Make your Profile 100% complete Manage your set Email subscriptions Check your site Competency level View your Purchase History Set your topic Interests Discover your thinking Style View your Sources log and remove those that find little All Rights Reserved 3
  4. 4. 44 Switch views between - Forecasts* - Insights - Sources - Members - Questions or switch views between - ‘My’: your private content - ‘Our’: your organization’s private content - ‘All’*: public content or switch views between - latest added*, earliest added or alphabetically * default All Rights Reserved 4
  5. 5. 55 Use single keywords to find content of high relevance to you Strings of words produce many variable and unrelated results Use inverted commas to search for strings or Boolean expressions like AND or OR Use both singular AND plural of your search expression for best results Do not use common words like trends, future etc. in your search expression Switch view from Forecasts to Insights, Sources, Members or Questions All Rights Reserved 5
  6. 6. 66 Use these controls to manage your work: Click the title: to view the original content Tag: use descriptors to bookmark your favorites, assign project names, track competitors etc. Refer: link one piece of content to another Report: create your own report from the content and send to associates Share: email to associates and share the content on social media sites Forum: dialogue with others, critique and/or add your views Assess: add your own evaluations All Rights Reserved 6
  7. 7. 77 Home: return to the site front page Invite: to tell your associates about us Feedback: to tell us what you think of the service Glossary: a comprehensive explanation of the most common words used in relation to strategic foresight Library: unearth the world’s best strategic thinking resources Print: to publish our content (DeskPDF required) Logout: to leave the service Visit our Facebook, Twitter, Ning and LinkedIn sites All Rights Reserved 7
  8. 8. 88 Begin exploring the service Consult the other detailed help ‘GUIDES’ here Learn how to get ahead of rivals Contact us if you have any difficulties or would like up to 40 minutes free, online training We are here to help. Feel free to contact us +44 (0) 1273 832221 Skype: shapingtomorrow Ask Athena “We are here to help you make better strategy decisions today, faster and cheaper than ever before” All Rights Reserved 8