Lavacon was so rich in information and I learned a lot from speaking. The latter, pointed to a new topic, mind mapping for writer’s block! When STC Rochester revealed their theme, “the power of story”, I offered this topic and they accepted.
Do you know your product story? Do you have a good grasp of personas, can you go back to basics every time a new product comes out? How do you manage a tech comm project in 2016? Is it time for a refresher and you live near Rochester? Check out the program. If you are well aware of what’s out there, how to plan a content strategy these days, you will get the most interesting projects to lead. Maybe you are interested in content marketing.
This conference has a lot for beginners, which is a very good idea these days, if you hang out in technical writer forums you will see a lot of people are living a career change towards tech comm lately.
For my part, I have a progression talk with Todd DeLuca and Chuck Campbell. I will show you a bit about mind mapping and you will take home a few examples of them. I will then demonstrate how easy it is to build a manual quickly using snippets from SmartDocs once your mind map is done!
The research for this presentation is very interesting. I collaborated with Nolwenn Kerzerho for the technical communication mindmap. She granted me some precious feedback to consider minimalsm in the content, as well as feedback for DITA users. We might go further with this subject after Spectrum.
To see a sneak preview on slideshare check this link.
See you in Rochester?