Podcast 58: Writing a presentation for a conference

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at how to write a slide deck for a presentation. Evolution of TC conference http://technicalcommunicationuk.com/ The Future of Techcomm video by Scott Abel Different possible presentation structures: The recipe The map The “Lessons I learnt” Nancy Duarte format – how it is, how it will be (politicians)… Read more »

New courses added to the Advanced Technical Communication training course bundle

There are now 10 courses that form part of the Advanced Technical Communication training course bundle. That’s because we added a course on Structured Writing in December, and we’re adding a course on UI/UX text writing. For the UI/UX writing course, we’re experimenting with taking an Agile development approach, and releasing the modules as they are produced…. Read more »

Podcast 42: Note taking – techniques and technologies

In Episode 42 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we asked technical communicators which techniques and technologies they use to capture information in meetings and interviews. Links: https://lifehacker.com/5989980/ive-been-using-evernote-all-wrong-heres-why-its-actually-amazing https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/notability/id360593530?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8 http://fordshorthand.com/ http://blog.goptg.com/creating-and-emailing-one-note-templates https://slite.com/templates http://www.bear-writer.com/ https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209126827-Capture-pages-using-the-Evernote-camera https://www.amazon.co.uk/Livescribe-3-Smartpen-Black-Edition/dp/B0195Y00Y2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535531089&sr=8-2&keywords=livescribe https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/office-lens/id975925059?mt=8 https://www.cherryleaf.com/2016/12/new-notetaking-methods-for-technical-communicators/  

Podcast 37: Should technical writers become copywriters?

In Episode 37 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at the similarities and differences between copywriting and technical writing. With the changes to the Customer Journey, we ask: should technical writers become copywriters? Links: Technical copywriting training course Technical copywriting writing services Graham Jones – Are you providing enough detail online? “The World of the Hero”… Read more »

Topic-based writing: what is it, and why should I care?

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we take a look at topic-based writing. We explore: What is a topic? Features of topics Why use topics? Why not use topics? Where can you use them? What happens if you don’t use it? Tools for topic-based writing What do you need to know Interacting with others