Last week, I attended a fantastic tech comm conference – Write the Docs Prague 2018. Hosted for the fifth time in the beautiful city of Prague, WTD allowed me to meet, chat, and share the experience with the fellow tech writers, information architects, and information developers from all over the world. Exciting!
Write the Docs is one of the most prominent technical communication conferences that brings people of the documentation development field together, promotes sharing of ideas, as well as encourages professional development.
I cannot but share the gist of 3 talks that boosted my motivation and inspired me at this year’s conference in Prague. Continue reading
Nowadays, public speaking is a crucial skill, which can help you greatly in communicating your ideas to various audiences, be it your team members, customers, or a group of people interested in educational camp on Information Development. Whether you like public speaking or not, chances are you will need it, and when the time comes, it’s better to be prepared with a good neat presentation and the accompanying story than read text from slides, or, what’s worse, mumble words hoping to end it all fast as can be. If the last words strike a chord with you, then the book Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations by Dan Roam may be just for you. Continue reading
“At the end of the day, don’t just sit back and think, what great documentation I’ve created. Instead, keep the focus on the real end game: product adoption.” Sounds like a message provoking self-analysis and lookback at all of the work you have done so far 😊
Being Information Developers, we occasionally hear how clients refer to us as “Information Architects”. Most people reckon that an Information Architect and an Information Developer are interchangeable job titles and there is no difference between them in terms of duties. But is it right? Let’s dig deeper and find out more about who is who. Continue reading
“Avoiding styles is a hobby for some Word users. They go through 35 mouse clicks in 12 formatting dialog boxes, just to avoid using a style”.
(From the introduction to Getting started with styles by Dian Chapman) Continue reading
Logical thinking is high on the list of qualities expected from any Information Developer. But what exactly is “being logical”? If my writing is seemingly clear and makes sense to anyone who reviewed it, am I thinking logically? My layman’s definition of “logical” used to be “making sense”, but recently the book “Logic made easy” has come my way and added a lot to my understanding. Continue reading