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Upcoming Events

  • TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

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    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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    Who Are You? (I Really Wanna Know).

    Visiting TC Dojo Master: Chris Hester, Red Desk Studio

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    “Who is the audience for this project?” runs the risk of a smarty-pants response (“the user”). For a smart answer, take time to define and understand who is reading and using the information you develop. In this TC Dojo session, we’ll talk about audience analysis: what it is, ways to do it, and how it adds value to projects. Learn more ›

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  • Who Are You? (I Really Wanna Know).

    Visiting TC Dojo Master: Chris Hester, Red Desk Studio

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    “Who is the audience for this project?” runs the risk of a smarty-pants response (“the user”). For a smart answer, take time to define and understand who is reading and using the information you develop. In this TC Dojo session, we’ll talk about audience analysis: what it is, ways to do it, and how it adds value to projects. Learn more ›

    Register ›

    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

    Apply to join ›

    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

    Apply to join ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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  • Writing (Non-Agile) Business Requirements

    Visiting TC Dojo Master: Dr. Jackie Damrau, CBRE

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Writing requirements requires the ability to write clearly, concisely, and succinctly so others can design, develop, and test the product. This session covers 8 characteristics of writing a good requirement, reviews 4 steps to requirements gathering, and concludes with 17 tips for writing good requirements... Learn more ›

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    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

    Apply to join ›

    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

    Apply to join ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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  • Techniques for Keeping Up in your Profession

    TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Every year there are hundreds of "trends" articles. However, the approach you take every day to treat your career like a profession (rather than simply a succession of jobs) is far more important. What do you need to keep your skills current and thrive in the techcomm job market? Bring your best tricks for staying current, up-to-date, and ahead of the competition. In this session, we'll share our favorites. Learn more ›

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    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

    Apply to join ›

    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

    Apply to join ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

    Apply to join ›

Last Time in the TC Dojo Open Session

Here's what you missed:

Minimalist Writing for Maximum Communication

The information age is also the age of the short attention span. We typically write for people who must spend much of each day reading. Many readers would prefer a pill that puts the information in their brain. We can’t give them that—but we can strive to give them the prose equivalent of a pill, rather than the prose equivalent of a meatloaf...Learn more ›

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