Welcome to the TC Dojo

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

Looking for the TC Dojo Mastermind?

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

Interested in the TC Dojo Conclave?

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.

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Upcoming Events

Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 21 February 2018
  • Cost: 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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TC Dojo Open Session

  • When: 5 March 2018
  • Cost: Free

“Ki, Qi, Key: The Way of DITA Harmony With Keys and Key References”

An introduction to DITA’s key and key reference facility: why, when, and how. This presentation helps harness the energy of your content and return it to harmony.

Visiting TC Dojo Master: Eliot Kimber

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 13 March 2018
  • Cost: 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

  • When: 19 March 2018
  • Cost: 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

  • When: 21 March 2018
  • Cost: 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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TC Dojo Open Session

  • When: 5 February 2018
  • Cost: Free

“The Art of Personal Branding: How to Tell the YOU Story and Gain New Customers”

If you want someone to hire you or your company, you need to be able to tell your story: who you are, what your plan is, and what defines you. There are key points to address at each point in the story in order to gain customers. Whether you’re the boss or on your own, this session is for you if you’re thinking about working for equity, starting a business, or wondering if you might, someday, end up out on your own.

TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley

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