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Formerly the SharePoint User Group of DC (SUGDC), this group has evolved to cover everything M365 and focusing on users in the Washington, DC, area. Interested in SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and other Microsoft related tech plus other related topics for the SharePoint/M365 professional? Are you a beginner, power user, IT Pro, or admin? T his is the group for you. Our group is not only great for learning but also great for networking with others in the community.

Join us on LinkedIn too. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2595676/

Have suggestions for topics? Want to sponsor our group (even if it is for one item like pizza or a giveaway)? Email scott@m365dc.com.

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Integrating Powerful and Effective Communication with Teams and Whiteboard

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The term 'digital ink' is becoming a new concept with communication and Microsoft's Whiteboard is the perfect tool to enhance engaging communication. Everyone is a visual person, yet we communicate with straight text and clip art in meetings. Recent studies have found that the use of handwriting in presentations and communications is 90% more effective than traditional PowerPoint slides and other studies have shown that an audience goes brain dead with traditional PowerPoint communication platforms.

Peter Ward, MVP, adds an engagement WOW factor with the Surface Pen and Whiteboard with Teams to explain the lost art of handwriting to communicate. Yes your history teacher at school had something with their handwriting on the blackboard. You can remember key points, yet you half paid attention. Go figure, there's something to be said with handwriting.

Other topics covered include:

  • How people engage with content
  • Why do people zone out
  • How to get your message across with Message Board
  • The must-have features to use with Whiteboard and Teams
  • Digital ink
  • How to turn what you have just heard into reality
  • Next Steps

Peter reveals that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can't draw. And he shows how thinking with the whiteboard can help teams collaborate, discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and dramatically improve your ability to share your insights.

About Peter
Solution Architect for Microsoft cloud solutions. I’m CEO of a New York Microsoft Gold partner focused on helping other CXO and technical teams obtain as much value from the Microsoft Cloud as possible. By working with us, clients will generally have more predictable results which that can scale so lowering the total cost of ownership of the O365 platform. It’s always nice to save 25-40% off the cost of a project.

We are located next to the stock market and work with the big and smallish financial organizations throughout the tri-state. In my spare time, I organize New York’s SharePoint Saturday and speak to a multitude of others.

I prefer taking the lead on technical Microsoft Azure / O365 projects to architect and deploy. Other traits include:

-In many ways, I’m old school as I Iike projects delivered on time and on a budget without surprises
-UX simplicity
-Good O365 trainer and motivator
-Co-authored 4 SharePoint books and frequent contributor to Github
-Staying on the leading edge, not the bleeding edge of technology
-Good at thinking on my feet in meetings or complex situations
-I find myself often being able to get to the heart of the issue whilst not ruffling too many feathers
-Love yoga, vegetarian food, and reading Malcolm Gladwell books

As part of my work, my team does end up fixing or re-engineering Microsoft solutions previously deployed from other implementation partners, so it does pay to get it right the first time.

Peter also authored Leadership in a Zoom Economy with Microsoft Teams: Applying Leadership to a Remote Workforce. Get it on Kindle or paperback.

Another Awesome Session

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We will fill this space with great topic from a great presenter soon! Stay tuned!

Another Awesome Session

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We will fill this space with great topic from a great presenter soon! Stay tuned!

Another Awesome Session

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We will fill this space with great topic from a great presenter soon! Stay tuned!

Past events (85)

Power Platform in the Federal Space

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