5 reasons you need knowledge transfer on your project

To check your project for knowledge management problems, try answering the following three questions:

  1. Do you know what your project team needs to know?
  2. Do you know what they already know?
  3. Do you (and they) know where their knowledge is stored?

If you have troubles, your project might require knowledge transfer. Here’s how a dedicated Information Developer can help you. Continue reading

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TechComm prep school: six takeaways from customer support

If you merely scratch the surface, it might seem that the only similarity between a technical writer and a customer support agent is the broad goal of serving the needs of the target audience. However, if you take a closer look, you’ll see that these jobs are not only connected but also have a lot in common. Following my own experience in customer support, I will share a couple of observations and show that customer support might even turn out to be a sort of TechComm prep school.

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InfoDev in the future

I’ve never imagined, even for a second, that my job might soon be replaced by what we now know as Artificial Intelligence. Have you?

That fact dawned on me when I came across a recent McKinsey Global Institute study. The report states that half of today’s jobs can theoretically be automated in the near future. More precisely, 400–800 million jobs will be displaced, and 375 million (or 15% of all workers) will need to completely change their occupational field.

Unbelievable, right?

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3 inspiring WTD talks that you may regret to have missed

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

Everyone can make presentations. But how to make them extraordinary?

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