Today I am pleased to introduce you to SpeakingPro Central.
Similar in concept to Alltop, Speaking Pro Central is a collection of blog posts and articles all around the business of speaking. It uses a special technology to create a “topic hub”; i.e., a site that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes the content around keywords in the topic domain – in this case, public speaking.
The stated goals of Speaking Pro are as follows:
- Collect High Quality Content – Provide a high quality destination that highlights the most recent and best content from the content community.
- Provide an Easy to Navigate Site – End users most often are people who are not regular readers of the blogs and other sources. They come to the content community to find information on particular topics of interest to them.
- Be A Jump Off Point – All content communities are only jump off points to the sources of the content.
- Help Surface Content that Might Not be Found – It’s often hard to find and understand blog content that’s spread across sites. Many users of Speaking Pro Central are not regular subscribers to these blogs and other content sources.
I am delighted that Speaking Pro Central has recognized “Manner of Speaking” as a quality blog on public speaking. The Speaking Pro Central badge is now proudly displayed beside that of Alltop in the widget column. If you wish to visit either of these great sites, just click the badge of your choice.
The man behind Speaking Pro Central is Tony Karrer, a top technologist in the area of e-Learning. He has developed similar sites in other areas such as B2B. If you would like to learn more about Tony and the interesting work that he is doing, check out his blog, eLearning Technology.