2010 STC Technical Communication Summit

May
01

Enlarging our Niche: Revealing the Undiscovered Proposal Writer

Technical communicators deliver the right mix of talent, expertise, and skills to contribute to proposal and grant- seeking efforts. However, marketing our value to clients or employers hoping to win contracts requires that we understand proposal processes and speak the lingo. This session includes tactics for harnessing existing skills and being a multi-faceted technical contributor […]

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May
01

Building Effective Teams Using the Myers-Briggs Personality Types

Communication is critical to building effective teams in the workplace. Yet differences in personality types can lead to serious misunderstandings. For instance, Thinking types value directness, while Feeling types value tact. By understanding these differences, we can forge stronger business relationships by considering the needs and expectations others.

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May
01

Using Wikis to Enhance Training Development and Delivery

This session describes a case study in which we used wikis both as a way to speed up the development of instructor-led training and as a tool for use during the instructor-led classes.

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May
01

The Art of Questioning

Questions are the foundation of excellent research and interviews. Learn the power of questions, what they can engender, and how to write them; as well as 10 types of questions and how to sequence them to obtain the information you need.

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May
01

Measuring Productivity

Every manager struggles to balance writer workload and project capacity. A simple system can objectively evaluate assigned tasks, task time and complexity, special projects, and even writer experience levels to more accurately assess individual workload and capacity. The result is a simple, but useful, representational graph.

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