- Local human librarians vs. Google
- General OneFile
The end result is that by using actual real-life, present-in-the-room types of examples the content of the presentation is moved from the yeah-that's-neat-in-a-theoretical-sense sentiment to holy-crap-I-need-access-to-these-resources-right-now mentality. You can see the shift in the room as people go from uninterested nonbelievers to converts. And that's the power of keeping it real. Yo.
Side note: today I had the luxury of sitting in the back of the room and running the previously mentioned searches on my laptop before I got up to do the search live in front of the group. I generally don't shy away from doing searches on the fly but if you can squeeze in a few sample searches in private it's a good idea. That's keeping it kinda semi-real, albeit rehearsed.