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There are already slide decks about the history of LibreOffice, LibreOffice Technology, the sustainability of the LibreOffice project, LibreOffice and Digital Sovereignty, ODF characteristics, ODF vs OOXML, issues of OOXML, shared on Nextcloud. I am updating them, and creating videos with suggestions for presenters (I have tried to add notes but they do not sound as meaningful as a commented video).

On 10/19/21 10:21 AM, Nigel Verity wrote:

Following Mike's email of last week one idea springs to my mind....

If I were to create a short presentation about the history, features and benefits of LibreOffice it 
would be very different to such a presentation created by anybody else given the same brief. There 
would be things I miss which somebody else includes and vice versa. Somebody who doesn't use Calc, 
say, as much as Writer and Impress would doubtless overlook some key Calc functionality. Etc, etc

How about creating a standard (but evolving) crowd-sourced presentation, along with speaking notes 
- translated into multiple languages - which could be used to enable a supporter to give a talk at 
conferences and other events? In many countries there are business networking groups where 
representatives from new and/or local businesses congregate to generate contacts and provide mutual 
advice with a view to developing it into a business opportunity. A 10 minute talk on LO would be 
well suited to that kind of forum.

Such a presentation would inevitably need to address the issue of MS Office compatibility, but 
primarily the aim would be to spread awareness and sell the idea of LO as the office suite of 
choice for businesses and other organisations, as well as for individuals.

From my own experience as a very reluctant public speaker I know that having comprehensive notes 
and slides that cover all the angles are a great confidence booster. Using my own home-made 
presentation I would be afraid of missing important items and leaving myself open to questions I 
cannot answer, thereby undermining the very aim of the presentation. The availability of a 
professional quality presentation, created by subject experts, would for me be the difference 
between giving a presentation and not giving one. I imagine other LO supporters may be in a similar 



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