We have been using PrimaryPad, an EtherPad derivative, in our practice for about two years. The MVP Clinics I have done with John Smith rely on it for real time interaction with the audience. This is a parallel approach to conference call plus chat or conference call plus chat plus wiki in that the realtime shared edit (like EtherPad or GoogleDocs) avoids the “I go, you go” needed for write access to a wiki.
Here are the four MVP Clinics I have done with John Smith:
- MVP Clinic Jan-14-2014: Semifore Execs Share Lessons Learned Bootstrapping and 2014 Scaling Up Plans
- MVP Clinic Dec-16-2013: Northwest Earth Institute Lessons Learned from Eco Challenge and Plans for 2014
- MVP Clinic Nov-20-2013: Recap
- MVP Clinic Oct-5-2013 Social Software
If you are using it in your practice I would like to schedule a phone call or skype call to compare notes. If you are aware of a forum or an E-mail list for users, not developers, please leave a comment. with any suggestions.
I am very interested in talking with other folks in sales or business development who are using EtherPad or shared edit documents as part of negotiation planning, during negotiation, and de-brief. i find it more useful than text chat because it supports more complex structures. I use it both with prospects I am negotiating with and other team members during concalls, webinars, etc..
I welcome any suggestions for places I can compare notes and exchange ideas on techniques for notational shorthand, methods and conventions for four or five people in the same conversation to document it in parallel, and other lessons learned from people using it in their business (vs. teaching or tutoring).
Related blog posts (primarily about chat in parallel with a conference call)
- Three Features for a Webinar or Conference Call
- John Smith “Conference Call Practices“
- Clay Shirky “A Group Is It’s Own Worst Enemy”
“But since conference calls are so lousy on their own, I’m going to bring up a chat window at the same time. And I’ve also opened up a wiki, and here’s the URL.” Posted it in the chat window and people can start annotating things. People can start adding bookmarks; here are the lists….
- John Smith “Skype as a community platform.“
- CPSquare “Teleconference and Chat Practices“
- Shawn Callahan “Combining Conference Call, IM, and a Wiki“