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Frameworks to Manage your Technical Communication Career

In this TC Dojo… Concerned about remaining relevant as a technical communicator? Does climbing the career ladder seem irrelevant in the age of flat organizations and job hopping? This session introduces you to an alternative approach for managing careers: career…

Work Yourself out of Your Job (And Advance Your Career in the Process)

In this TC Dojo… Have you ever felt like your workday is consumed by chores? Have you ever considered taking a vacation day so that you can get some real work done? You’re not alone. Most of us inherit a…

Follow-Up: Hacking Repetitive Publicity Tasks

We’re trying something a little different: A watch-party style webinar followed by an after party! As such, there will not be a video recording of this live event. If you do the same tasks over and over—such as announcements of…

Remote For The Win!

Remote work has become the norm during the global health crisis and it isn’t going away any time soon. Many companies are discovering productivity increases even with their staff out of the office and are beginning to announce to their…

Top 5 Ways to Better Whiteboard Collaboration on Remote Conference Calls

Solving the Whiteboard Problem – Working Remote Like a Pro One of the things that’s hardest for remote teams to adapt to is no longer having access to the collaborative “draw it on the whiteboard” meeting. Drawing something out is…

Using Warehouse Files to Improve the Overall Findability of Your DITA Content

Can a comprehensive index be created in a modern DITA XML publishing environment made up of hundreds of tiny files? And how can an editor and indexer be incorporated into the DITA environment for better consistency and findability of content?…

How to hack repetitive publicity tasks and get your life back!

Is your social media a series of bursts that happen when you remember to do it? Do you throw the same message into the void (as if every audience and every channel was the same) and hope for the best?…

The Best USB Headsets for Audio and Web Conferencing

Updated: August 2019 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…