Experience a comedy club atmosphere with palatable bites of wisdom (10-mins.) on topics directed at the technical writing community but suitable for anyone. Content is wry humour coated to balance the hype of new technology with everyday work-place reality.
Adding Wisdom to the 5 W’s
How to Look & Sound Intelligent in Meetings.
Jargon & Buzzwords.
It's More than Manners.
A Communication Style
Is Failure a Great Teacher?
Just say "No" more often in the workplace: consider these points on how and why you need to do it.
Talk about missteps; as tech-writers we unsuspectingly stumble upon information landmines. Leverage your combined knowledge; be united in purpose and vision, providing a single source of truth throughout the enterprise.
What is Plain Language and Global English and why is it important to all writers? Create an Information Scent that your readers will pursue to reach their goal.
Teams need to recognize the importance of having a common understanding of the definition of done, then the strategies required to finish can be applied and everyone can move on.
There are times, especially in our careers, when we need someone with more experience to guide us. The term for this is Mentorship. Total commitment is essential: consider these keys to securing a Mentor and being a Protégé.
Is curiosity a good trait or one that betrays us; instilling prying behaviour that’s harmful, leading to risk-taking and danger? As writers, how do we apply curiosity to content and meet the needs of our readers?
What does the Rebus Principle and ancient Incas Khipus have to do with changes to technical writing? Aren’t writing basics and tools much the same?
From a different angle, let’s look at three familiar models that we use as standards to either imitate or compare.
It’s a lot to swallow but if nature can automate the many reflexes used in swallowing then why are technical writers so slow to apply automation to documentation?
How does the honour system work when part of a team? What is the language of trust and how can we use it well?
How can we be careful with words yet provoke thought with wild words? Context is everything!
Myths in technical writing? Let’s bust three common ones. Technology is rapidly changing our profession, yet we must keep our sanity, meet these myths head-on and kick them to the curb!
There’s much to be learned from puzzles and their "unpuzzling". They can relieve stress and even increase our IQ. How do they affect technical writing?
Popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense in horror films, could this plot device be used in technical writing?
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