I participated in my first ever PKM show and tell session this week.
Eight people attended this one-hour Zoom call.
We spent 20 minutes doing introductions. We shared a little bit about who we are, where we’re from, what got us into PKM, and what the different components of our PKM currently look like.
After this, we spent 20 minutes in a breakout room. Each of these rooms had 2-3 people in them. This gave each person 6-10 minutes to share a bit about their PKM. In my breakout room, some people talked about their PKM and systems, whereas others shared their screens to provide a live demo of how certain things were set up.
Finally, we all returned to the main room. For the remaining time, people shared their highlights from the breakout rooms. Sometimes people would share their screens to demonstrate these highlights so people in other breakout rooms could see.
I enjoyed being able to participate in this session and having the opportunity to see how everyone else was building their PKM systems.
While I do have thoughts about how to improve future iterations of a PKM show and tell, I thought I’d leave those for another day.
Instead, I’m going to be sharing some of the exciting things I took away from the session:
- Most people’s interest in PKM seemed to originate from exposure to one of these sources:
- I enjoyed seeing someone borrow the Cutter classification system instead of building their folder structure from scratch.
- I liked hearing about how someone uses multiple vaults. Some of their vaults become super specific. They may have a vault dedicated to a source. That way, they can include the original source, their highlights, and their thoughts about that source in an isolated vault. They can make connections between different parts of the original source. They can visualize the original source in new ways using Obsidian.
- Finally, some miscellaneous resources: