If you’ve ever presented at a CLE or conference, you know the drill. Spend hours working on a slide deck and presentation, then a half-day attending the event – or maybe even more if you need to travel out of town. Meanwhile, many of the CLE presentations aren’t recorded or made publicly available so but for the attendees, no one else can see what an awesome job you did.
After my last CLE – a well-attended local event hosted by the very gracious DC Trial Lawyers Association – I got to thinking that there must be a better way to get more mileage out of CLE presentations other than posting them on Slideshare along with thousands of other decks. Turns out there is. Last year, video platform Wistia released a product called Soapbox, a Chrome extension that enables anyone to record, edit and share presentations right from a laptop. The reason that Soapbox works so well for recording slide decks is that they’re on the laptop anyway, so it’s just a matter of clicking a button. Plus, if you want, you can split the screen so that the audience can see you – which is a nice, personal touch. I’d intended to use Soapbox to do a dry run of my presentation but since time got away from me, I’ve done a recap that you can view here.
I’d love to curate presentations of interest to MyShingle readers and help generate more visibility for them. So if you decide to Soapbox your next presentation, send me the link and I’ll circulate it through our newsletter or at the site.