2010 STC Technical Communication Summit

May
01

Managing Documentation Projects in a Collaborative World

Two trends, community-based authoring and Agile, are revamping the way we manage documentation projects. Fortunately, these trends share much in common. Content strategy emerges as an important new discipline.

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May
01

Our Future Role: Knowledge Integration

The past decade has seen us transition into Information Developers. With the proliferation of user-generated content, our future role increasingly be as the Knowledge Integrators. In addition to creating user assistance, we will also become the official resource for collecting, verifying and redistributing input from our users.

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May
01

Strategies for the Social Web for Documentation

The social web can be perceived as intimidating, live-saving, risky, or a black hole of productivity loss. Learn how to take a strategic approach to integrating social media to accomplish your overall documentation goals.

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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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