I am a member of Toastmasters, the organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills. A speech in Toastmasters is typically 5 – 7 minutes long, organized with a particular goal in mind and evaluated and monitored by audience members. The speech goals and objectives are outlined in a manual. Every speaker gets two types of feedback. First, there’s a statistical report – how close you came to the target time, how many times you used “ah” “um” and other crutch words and any grammatical mistakes you made.
The second bit of feedback is your evaluation. Each speaker is assigned an evaluator who, following a checklist in the manual, offers commentary on what you did well and what you need to work on.
I write my speeches ahead of time to help practice and I store them in My Site. I took advantage of the fact that SharePoint lets you add columns to a document library. I added columns to record what manual and project I used the speech for, when I delivered it, the time, the “ah-count”, audience reaction and the comments from my evaluation.
Nothing Earth shattering but turning static content into information is a powerful benefit of SharePoint.
Where are you finding benefit?