Welcome to the TC Dojo

From the creators, producers, and host of Arbortext Monster Garage and TC Camp!

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Exclusive, member-driven discussion of the topics on your mind today

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Advance your professional and authoritative skills

A new twist on the typical web session, where you select the topics

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What is TC Dojo?

TC Dojo is a virtual meeting place for the Technical Communications professional. Whether you are just starting out in the field or you are a well-seasoned expert, everyone can gain valuable learning at the TC Dojo.

Why call it a dojo?

A dojo (道場 dōjō?) is a Japanese term which literally means “place of the way.” Typically, it is the place for learning and practicing a martial art form. We decided to borrow this theme and apply it to the practice and learning for the art of Technical Communication.

What will we cover?

Ever wish they were talking about what you cared about? Now is your chance at the TC Dojo.

Topics range from developing skill sets to specific tool use to solving advanced complex challenges.

How does it work?

There are three ways to learn at the Dojo

Open Sessions

Free General Audience Sessions – For Technical Communications professionals at every level.

We cover a wide range of topics appropriate for a wide range of practitioners from the beginner to the advanced.

Session Topics are selected by the attendees and can cover anything of concern to Technical Communications professionals such as architectural design, analysis, technology, or even tools.

What is important to you?

Mastermind Session

Ever feel like you are spinning your wheels trying to solve an issue? How valuable would it be for you to have a sounding board?

The Mastermind sessions are unique learning opportunities where members talk about real time issues they are solving and share ideas for possible solutions. Chances are if you are facing something, someone has gone before you or they are in the same place.

Masterminds meet once a month for an hour. These are Members-Only sessions

Private Mentoring

Ever have one of those questions that is too big for the mailing list but not big enough to engage a consultant over? Working through one of our books and want help from the author?

Our TC Dojo Mentoring Sessions are for anyone who needs some one-on-one time with an expert who can focus on you–your specific situation, needs, and questions.

Private mentoring sessions are perfect for lone writers and individuals responsible to a bigger team. Private mentoring sessions are all about you.

What TC Dojo level are you?

Years Running

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Coming Up in the TC Dojo

Room 42

When: 19 August 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Joanna Schreiber from Georgia Southern University will be in the room.


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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 13 Aug 2020
  • 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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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 26 Aug 2020
  • 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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In September…

Room 42

When: 2 September 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Kylie Jacobsen from Grand Valley State University will be in the room.


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Advantages of Virtual Teaming Projects for Students, Organizations, and Educators

  • When: 14 September 2020
  • Cost: FREE

With advances in technology, globalization, and geographically dispersed workforces, we all must learn how to conduct projects as members of virtual teams. This session will explore the implementation of an integrated multimedia project assignment for online graduate students and on-campus undergraduate students. Advantages and project outcomes will be discussed as they relate to students, organizations, and educators.

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Room 42

When: 16 September 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Rebekka Andersen from UC Davis will be in the room.


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Room 42

When: 30 September 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Carlos Evia, from Virginia Tech, will be in the room.


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In October…

TC Dojo Open Session

  • When: 5 October 2020
  • Cost: Free

Coming soon, but you can join the mailing list and be one of the first to find out!

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 15 Oct 2020
  • 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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Room 42

When: 14 October 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

In Room 42: Learn more about how practitioners and researchers work together to advance the content profession and why you should care.

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 22 Oct 2020
  • 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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Room 42

When: 28 October 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

In Room 42: Learn more about how practitioners and researchers work together to advance the content profession and why you should care.

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Recently in the TC Dojo

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Join our mailing list and every month we will remind you about the next session’s topic. Sure, we post the recordings to our YouTube channel, but you can’t ask questions of a video.


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Here’s what you missed…

Room 42

Kirk St.Amant, Louisiana Tech, was in the room.

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Follow-Up: Hacking Publicity

If you do the same tasks over and over—such as announcements of events or speaking engagements, blog post promotion, publicity, and follow-up—you can take advantage of simple automations that have huge impact. You’ll be amazed at how little you need to do to feed the machine.

No video. This was a live event.

Archives

After all these years, we’ve had a lot of sessions. Use the search or browse through one of the archive categories:

Also filed under Job Skills

Techniques for keeping up in your profession

Panel: Yvonne Wade-Sanchez, Andrew Davis, Max Hoffmann, Richard Mateosian, Liz Fraley

Soft Skills: The Missing Ingredient to Career Success

Jack Molisani, Prospring Staffing and Lavacon

Also filed under Remote Work

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Remote for the Win!

Pam Estes-Brewer, Mercer University

Collaborative Writing in Distributed Teams

John Hedtke, Double Tall Consulting

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