We’re planning to host some webinars. Which topics would you like us to cover?

We’re planning to host some more webinars in the upcoming weeks and months, relating to assisting users and staff, technical communication and developing content.

Which topic(s) would you like us to cover? Please let us know.

Here is a list of our most recent webinars:

We will be presenting a webinar, hosted by MadCap Software, on 14 November 2012:

Upcoming Cherryleaf presentations and events

Here is a list of the upcoming Cherryleaf presentations and events:

What is the future for Technical Communicators when many organisations believe products are getting easier and they don’t need to spend so much on user documentation? We’ll look at whether the traditional model for technical communication is broken, research into how “cool” apps such as Facebook do (or don’t) provide Help, and how to deal with developers who believe the need for a user guide is a sign of poor software usability.

With more and more people using the iPad and other tablets for reading technical documentation, this workshop looks at how tablets can be used by organisations to design and deliver technical documents and other forms of User Assistance.

One of the most popular developments in computing in recent years has been the emergence of cloud-based computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). So is technical writing likely to move to the Cloud? In this presentation, we look at how we implemented a cloud-based authoring solution as a way of getting developers to participate in the authoring process.

In this 40 minute (approx) webinar, we’ll provide an overview of some of the emerging information design trends for presenting technical documentation on tablets.

We’ll be hosting our third “Trends in Technical Documentation” talk later in the year. If you’d like to present at this session, then do let us know.

“Recruiting a Technical Author” webinar recording is now available

The recording of our webinar “Recruiting a Technical Author” is now available for everyone who registered for its live presentation yesterday. It is also available to any organisation that uses Cherryleaf’s recruitment services for hiring a technical author.

This twenty minute presentation covers:

  • What are the key skills to look for in a Technical Author?
  • What are the key personality traits in successful Technical Authors?
  • What is the salary range you should offer?
  • Where do you find good candidates?

“Delivering documentation in a downturn” webinar recording is now available

A re-recording of our webinar “Delivering documentation in a downturn” is now available to purchase for a nominal fee via our online shop.

This 30 minute presentation is for people who must manage documentation projects with limitations on their budget and personnel.

Among the things it covers are:

  • How the recent economic downturn and signs of recovery have affected the way some organisations deliver user assistance.
  • What you can do when “nice to have” is no longer on the agenda.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t schedule the live webinar at a time that suited everyone. Some people were so keen to attend, that they listened in at 4 o’ clock in the morning their time.

Access is for 90 days. Payment in £, US $ and € EUR is accepted.

See Delivering documentation in a downturn recording