Five Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable to Your Clients or Company

Speakers

Beth Agnew
CPTC, Professor, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

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June 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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June 21, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Five Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable to Your Clients or Company

When we do our jobs right, technical communicators are often invisible within an organization. Even clients sometimes wonder what our work entails. Stand out from the pack with a few key techniques to make yourself more valuable in the workplace. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, adopting a new mindset about what you do on the job can give you an edge over your competition and make you both memorable and indispensable. You have a constellation of cross-functional skills – ensure you’re utilizing them to your advantage.

In this fast-moving presentation you’ll learn how to leverage your current abilities to make you more effective as not just a technical communicator but as a business consultant. Multi-level thinking, streamlining business processes, and applying successful strategies from other industries are just three of the ways that you can enhance your value on any project. How many times have you been asked to “just clean up the typos” but you discovered flaws in organization, logic, content development, and navigation? You already do more than requested; make sure your company and your client know how much you add to their bottom line. Help them see that technical communication is a potential profit center, instead of a cost they must bear.

These five strategies for ramping up your game will help you be more productive, more engaged, and ultimately, more employable.

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