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The Education of a Tech Writer — Never Ending – 5 Oct 2017 [Meeting]

What must you learn (and keep current in) to be a technical communicator?  What are the required skills, tools, and terminologies and complexities of the industries, fields, and topics in which you are working?  

There’s more to technical communications than how it is presented in academia and business—both sides are frequently unaware of the requirements of this profession. What is out there, and where are we now?

This discussion looks at technical communication only from the perspective of the writing and editing, and not from illustration or programming needs.

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Intercultural Communication and Business – 7 Sep 2017 [Meeting]

In today’s global economy, what are the common pitfalls and errors that occur in intercultural work environments? Why do they occur, and what strategies help to avoid and resolve these types of issues? This talk will explore the impact of intercultural communication issues on business situations, the roots of intercultural miscommunication, and strategies for overcoming issues that can arise in international work environments. Topics will include practical cultural analysis, adapting communication and business strategies for success, and building cohesive international teams.

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