Mat Newman July 20 2016 16:55:05UserBLAST 2016 is the latest in a series of presentations I've put together to help users understand and appreciate some of the best (and sometimes hidden) features of the IBM software that I love working with so much.
This year I had taken some direction from the inspirational Paul Mooney, who had advised that to truly qualify as a "BLAST" a session needed to have as many tips included within the allotted time, such that attendees would leave the room feeling like they had just "drunk from a fire-hose of information" with their heads spinning from the experience.
With that in mind, I put together a huge deck brimming full of ideas which allowed less than 30 seconds per slide for explanation in order to get through it all. This of course, resulted in "#UserBLAST2016" and - I hope - finally qualifies as a true "BLAST". I've had a lot of fun with it, not only being able to present this at IBM Connect, but also #Inform (AusLUG) in Australia, #Engage in Europe and a number of Business Partner lead events here in South East Asia. It was even more fun delivering it in Sydney for #Inform back in March, because the organisers told me that my allowed time was only 30 minutes instead of 50 ... only moments before the session started! Of course, I was completely out of breath at the end of that session and If you've ever heard an Australian calling a horse-race, you would understand why ;-)
Here's the Abstract:
It's time for your annual injection of Energy, Enthusiasm and Education! Join the man in #Yellow as he BLASTS his way through his top tips on Desktop, Browser, Mobile and even Cloudy aspects of the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Learn how to best utilise Notes/Domino, Connections, Traveler/Verse and Sametime to ensure effective communication and collaboration both inside and outside of your organisation. Everything a User needs to know about the "cool" stuff from IBM, Don't miss #UserBLAST!
Here's the Session:
As always, I'll be monitoring my social network streams for questions or gripes about Notes, so that I can prepare another bucket load of tips for #UserBLAST2017. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask!
I'm always happy to help a Notes user.