Today, Geetesh posted his recent interview with SlideSource.com’s Bob Befus who spoke at the Summit on Tuesday. The interview (which can be read in its entirety here) covers several topics including how and why SlideSource.com was developed and who a typical SlideSource.com user would be.
Here are a couple highlights:
While presentation technology has changed dramatically over the last three decades, the systems and tools for managing all of that presentation content have not kept up. In fact, these problems have gotten worse as the creation of slides and presentations has gone from primarily being the domain of specialized design teams and individuals to being a ubiquitous activity performed across all functional areas and levels.
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While large companies have sophisticated content management systems to manage most of their communication media, presentations seem to fall through the cracks.
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Since presenters were both inside and outside the company, PowerPoint files were often sent via email to users, who often made edits to target the presentation to a specific audience. These presentations were essentially lost from that point on.
Bob’s talk at the Presentation Summit was entitled “Lost in Space! Why Presentations Fall Through the Digital Cracks.” We will be posting his slides as well as highlights from the presentation (and the Summit) over the next couple of weeks.