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Greetings from the Arbortext Monster Garage whirlwind

If I’m quiet, I’m working. I know a lot of people have been eagerly waiting for Arbortext 103 and 201, but what’s on my desk has priority. All year customer needs have been on the top of the pile. I’ve traveled more in the last year—delivering customized training on Arbortext,…

Top Authors and Books from My 2018 Reading Challenge

In 2017, I read nearly a book per day. While it was binge reading at its finest, it was too many. By the end of the year there were several books that I didn’t even remember reading, even when I skimmed the opening chapters in an attempt to do the…

A Practical Guide to Shape Your Future

Inviting all Leaders, Followers, and Trail Blazers. This session is for everyone! This workshop session is designed to show you how to create your desired future with ease. Want to land that big job? Want to be a part of a new project at work? Want to blaze a new…

Industry Trends in Technical Communications 2018

As we close out the year, I’ve written up Industry Trends in Technical Communications we’ve seen in 2018. I don’t believe we should seek out or follow trends. Observations about trends are useful to see what other people are doing and to get a peek at what might be ahead for us….

What should be in a Year-End Review?

The end of the year is a time for us all to look ourselves over critically in the mirror and review our performance:“In December, I want to look back at the year and answer two questions:1. how did we do? and2. what do we want to do better next year?”~…

Create a Rock Solid Foundation for Your Dream Business (Video version of workshop now available)

About this video training course Maybe you’re thinking it’s time to branch out on your own, maybe it’s time to move up in your company, or maybe it’s time for something different. No matter which scenario, for someone to hire you or your company, you must be THE solution that…

Top Books for Children and New Parents

My niece is having a baby and as I realized that I have a list of carefully curated books that I give to new parents. The last couple of years I’ve written about my reading lists, and I write a lot about requirements. When I looked at my curated list…

New Slack Channels – TC Dojo and Arbortext Users

Slack reminds us of the old IRC channels, if anyone out there remembers those. Liz was invited to Slack pretty early on but resisted using it because she said it was so isolated. In its earliest days, it was mostly browser-based, every space was separate, and you could only see…