OK, once I set up everything, I can start to prepare for the next speech. Even though PB is great for nonsequential thoughts, I like to define a main path to follow during a specific presentation. I tried using colors, thought types, link types and tags to define such paths, but it all didn't work out well. Since different presentations often share the same slides/thoughts, the look of all quickly gets too confusing.
So I started to use the built-in calendar, which just works great! Since the calendar can't really be used for anything else (functionality is just too limited), I am using it to keep track of my presentations. Here's how: Let's say I will conduct a speech for the IBM Forum on November 14. For each thought I will present there, I set up an event linked to this thought. First slide I want to show is linked to the event "IBM Forum" on Nov. 14, 1:00 a.m. Second slide will get an identical event, just at 2:00 a.m. and so on.
Now when I arrive at IBM next week, all I have to do is start up PB and look at the calendar. There I find all the slides I want to show in the right sequence, each only one click away. And if I need to show some other thoughts during the presentation, no problem. Wherever I am in my brain, I can easily get back to the main stream using the calendar.
Only drawback: you can't turn off reminder alerts for events. So make sure you "snooze" all events for one day before you start presenting, or you will be bugged by PB reminders.
Hey, great idea! Got to try this one.
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