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Liz’s Tech Corner

Columns by Liz Fraley that are technology focused. After 15 years of people asking her to write up the tech optimizations she’s found (and vetted, deeply) over the years, we convinced her to write up her findings.

Known for her strict adherence to requirements in her professional and personal life and (what we’d say was an…) almost obsessive attention to detail, you can bet that any recommendation she makes has a list of requirements attached and has met them all in the most effective way possible.

Top 3 Things a Presenter (and Booth Staffer) Needs on the Road

It’s conference season and that means many of us who present frequently are on the road at some point in the next few months. For me, the season starts with a 9-day trip that begins at STC Spectrum and ends at STC Conduit. That’s nine days on the road and…

3 Things You Need In Your Family Travel Kit

b Post Summary I travel frequently for business and have perfected my pre-packed kits to make travel simple. Family travel is different. These items keep people happy, make travel easy, and, when packed into a single kit, it’s something that you can just pick it up and zip out the door. Last…

The Best USB Headsets for Audio and Web Conferencing

If you work remotely, chances are you spend a lot of time on the phone, on web conferences, and virtual meetings. For you to be productive, the other end of the call has to be able to hear you clearly. There can’t be much in the way of background noise. You’ve…

Publish High-Quality, Print-Ready DITA in less than a day

b Post Summary Everyone says, “Publishing DITA is Hard!” But the truth is you can publish DITA content for ePub and Print output with very little work. The promise that vendors (like us) have been giving for 20 years is real today. I published Arbortext 101 in less than one day for…

Technology that solves the top technical problems for presenters (My Presenter’s Tech Travel Kit)

b Post Summary This post details what is in my Presenter’s Tech Travel Kit. As a frequent presenter, I want to be prepared for any situation and I want it to always work. Ultimately, I’m responsible for solving any technical problems for presenters that arise because of the device I choose to travel with. It’s…