This webinar will share new, original research that quantifies (in time and dollars) the impact of images and video on understanding, retention of complex information, tasks completion, and productivity. The study also explores changing consumer preference and what it means for content creators in 2019. We’ll wrap up by looking at one innovative method for leveraging the power of visual communication while reducing the need to update and localize the visuals in software documentation. See real life examples of Simplified User Interface (SUI)—a visual treatment for screenshots—and learn the three benefits of this approach.
Learn how to apply your communication skills to a networking-based job search. I'll give tips on using LinkedIn to frame the story you want to tell potential employers and communicate with them about opportunities. This webinar was a session presented at the 2019 STC Summit.
There is certainly no shortage of literature describing the importance of “high-performance teams” and the rising importance of “cross-functional collaboration.” In tech comm and elsewhere, we hear often about the need to break the “silos” of our organizational team structures to work more “horizontally.” In week one, we’ll examine different modes of working together in order to understand how to select and leverage the best approach for each project or objective.
Tech Writer to the Rescue! How Translation Technology Works and How Your Choices Improve Translations
In this session, we will explain why quality of experience for the reader is actually conditioned by both quality of content and quality of search. We will then address the foundational principles of modern search engines like Google (content indexing, metadata auto-tagging, behavior tracking, analytics, etc.), and explain how the same concepts can be applied to technical documentation, making it easy to dramatically increase the value of content for users.
Change is an unavoidable part of life. But change is hard, and it makes us uncomfortable even when we welcome it. As technical communicators, embracing change and making it part of our professional growth journey is the key to staying relevant. Join us for this webinar to learn how to assess the communication-related dimensions of going through change, and how to apply specific techniques to adjust your communication content and style to stay on top of your game.