Communicating Knowledge Management (KM) to Busy Lawyers

km card copyright patrick didomenicoI am constantly reminded of the importance of communicating effectively.  And I am repeatedly convinced that a simple message delivered in a simple way is most effective.

Last Thursday, I participated on a speaking panel with Lisa Gianakos, Director of Knowledge Management at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLC.  The topic was “Leveraging KM Technologies and Methods to Grow Legal Project Management.”  Since we weren’t sure about the audience’s familiarity with knowledge management or legal project management, we started with an overview of both.  I handled KM, Lisa handled LPM. Read more

The Future of Presentations?

On the heels of my last post about using PowerPoint as a résumé, a law school friend of mine told me about Prezi – a web application that allows you to make really interesting presentations.  This PowerPoint alternative just might be the future of presentations.  Here’s an example that I made (in about ten minutes).  Let me know what you think.  Click the “play” triangle to start and then keep clicking it or use < arrow > keys to make it go:

Knowledge Management, Technology & Social Media for Lawyers and Law Firms

PowerPoint Your Résumé? – A Challenge

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, then you know that I’m looking to hire a Knowledge Management Department & Library Coordinator.  That’s not the focus of this post, but my experience (not necessarily recently) of reviewing résumés got me thinking about innovative ways to do things.  I’ve also been thinking a lot about presentations — PowerPoint presentations in particular (as you may know from my previous post).  Could combining the two–résumés and PowerPoint presentations–be the way to stand out from the crowd?  The chocolate and peanut butter of self-promotion?

The examples below, from SlideShare, are great.  When was the last time you were so engaged by a résumé? Read more