[Evangelism] Re: Seeking talking points for Plone sales pitch

Nate Aune natea at jazkarta.com
Thu May 7 17:33:19 UTC 2009

Paul- when is your sales presentation?

When thinking about Plone for intranets, these features come to mind:
Users groups roles
Fulltext indexing of documents
Content rules to send email notifications
Enfold Desktop for mounting Plone as a document repository

Check the contributed materials in the Plone marketing wiki for some  
presentations you might find helpful.


Nate Aune - natea at jazkarta.com
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On May 4, 2009, at 2:03 AM, Calvin Hendryx-Parker  
<calvin at sixfeetup.com> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> You may want to use the 15 Questions about Plone brochures (http://extranet.sixfeetup.com/Plone/top-15-questions-about-plone.pdf 
> ) as inspiration.  There are a lot of good answers to common  
> questions there.
> Calvin
> On 5/3/09 3:14 PM, Paul Godley wrote:
>> Greetings from a new list subscriber!
>> I'll be doing a sales pitch at work proposing we use Plone for a
>> company intranet. I'm seeking good talking points for a short
>> presentation to decision makers. I originally asked on TriZPUG. They
>> gave me some great advice and recommended I ask here too.
>> I do Python and Zope programming, took Joel Burton's Plone Bootcamp
>> last summer, have dipped my toe into Plone dev, and have an internal
>> Plone server running with logins set up for some coworkers.
>> I plan to use Plone's "view as slideshow" option to do a short
>> presentation. My main point will be that the content is searchable.
>> (As opposed to countless xls and doc files out on a file server.)
>> Next, that Plone is easy for everyone to contribute to, thereby
>> allowing the contribution and maintenance effort to be shared around
>> the office. People in charge of the info can now be in charge of
>> publishing it. Cool stuff.
>> After that point, I'm not sure where I want to go. I'm thinking "can
>> do a lot out of the box", "can display data from other databases we
>> have", then "we can create custom content types if needed". It'll  
>> be a
>> short presentation, so that will probably cover it.
>> I'd love to benefit from the experience of others pitching Plone. Did
>> some point really score for you? Did that thing you thought of as the
>> killer feature fall flat with your audience? What worked and what
>> didn't?
>> Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
>> -P
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