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Cherryleaf Ltd.'s podcast on becoming a better technical and business communicator. More info: https://www.cherryleaf.com

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Cherryleaf Ltd.'s podcast on becoming a better technical and business communicator. More info: https://www.cherryleaf.com

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Latest release on May 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 29. What's the deal about structured content?

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This is a recording of a presentation from the February 2018 London Content Strategy Meetup

What's the deal about structured content?

"Content can often seem like jelly - messy and hard to manage. In this presentation, we'll look at whether you can reduce this messiness through structured writing. In this overview of the topic, we'll explore what is structured writing, what it promises to give its adopters, the different standards, and the challenges that come with using structured writing."

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Feb 26 2018

38mins

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Rank #2: 54. British English and American English with Prof. Lynne Murphy

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Lynne Murphy, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex, talks to us about some of the differences between American and British English. We discuss her book "The Prodigal Tongue" and her blog "Separated by a Common Language". 

The Prodigal Tongue (US version)

The Prodigal Tongue (UK version)

Separated by a Common Language Observations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK

The Brigham Young University Corpus of Contemporary English

To contact Cherryleaf: info@cherryleaf.com

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Cherryleaf's advanced technical communication course

Feb 20 2019

27mins

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Rank #3: 74. What is a taxonomy? Interview with Madi Solomon

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In this podcast, Ellis talks to Madi Weland Solomon about taxonomies, metadata and ontologies.
 
We discuss:

  • What is metadata?
  • What is a taxonomy?
  • What is an ontology?
  • Why are taxonomies important to organisations?
  • How important are standards and policies?
  • How should an organisation develop a strategy for taxonomy?
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • How can a taxonomy expert help them?
  • What are the pitfalls? What shouldn’t you do?
  • Who is doing it right?
  • Is it only for big organisations?
  • Are there any tools that can help?

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Dec 05 2019

40mins

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Rank #4: 64. How you could make your Help topics appear at the top of the Search Engines

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We take a deeper look at Schema.org/HowTo, which Google is promoting as the way to get instructional content to appear in the snippets box.

There's a video to accompany this episode:

How you could make your Help topics appear at the top of the Search Engines

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Advanced Technical Communication training course

Cherryleaf

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Jul 18 2019

14mins

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Rank #5: 61. What Skills Will Technical Communicators Need for the Upcoming Years?

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This a practice recording of Ellis' keynote presentation at the Evolution of TC 2019 conference on What Skills Will Technical Communicators Need for the Upcoming Years?

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Evolution of TC

The Future of Techcomm STC video

Di MacDonald “Should I Really Bother Learning to Code?” 

“Design in Tech” reports

Tom Johnson - Tech Comm Trends: Providing Value as a Generalist in a Sea of Specialists

Cherryleaf

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Jun 06 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: 31. Topic-based writing: what is it, and why should I care?

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We take a look at topic-based writing.

  • What is a topic? 
  • Features of topics 
  • Why use topics?
  • Why not use topics?
  • Where can you use it?
  • What happens if you don't use them?
  • Tools for topic-based writing
  • What do you need to know
  • Interacting with others

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Mar 28 2018

33mins

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Rank #8: 53. User Experience (UX) with Zoe Rose

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Zoe Rose talks to Ellis about User Experience (UX). 

To contact Cherryleaf: info@cherryleaf.com

www.cherryleaf.com

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MadCap Software product overview

Feb 07 2019

36mins

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Rank #9: 49. Should you specialise? Interview with Tom Johnson

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Dec 07 2018

45mins

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Rank #10: 71. Client stories - A content strategy for their user assistance

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Client stories are where we talk about some recent projects. This episode relates to clients who have created a content strategy for their user assistance. 

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Cherryleaf helps you find better ways to create and manage your content

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Oct 24 2019

14mins

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Rank #11: 70. Client stories - Documentation in developer portals

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Client stories are where we talk about some recent projects. This episode relates to clients who have created API documentation and developer portals.

More information:

Cherryleaf's API documentation writing services

To contact Cherryleaf: info@cherryleaf.com

Oct 10 2019

12mins

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Rank #12: 73. Yvonne Cleary on researching technical communication practice

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Yvonne Cleary is a lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design at the University of Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland. 
 
In this podcast, Ellis talks to her about the courses at Limerick and her current research project. Yvonne is currently writing a book about technical communication practice, and, as part of that, she is interviewing technical communicators to gain insights about the field in the UK. 

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Technical Communication & E-Learning MA
To contact Yvonne: yvonne.cleary@ul.ie

Cherryleaf helps you find better ways to create and manage your content

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Nov 21 2019

11mins

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Rank #13: 78. What ever happened to User Generated Content?

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Go back to 2010 and the talk was about users writing the documentation. 

But what happened? 

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Feb 07 2020

20mins

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Rank #14: 72. The MadWorld Europe 2019 tapes

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We spoke to some of the delegates at the MadWorld Europe 2019 conference, which was held in October in Dublin. There's also some recordings from the conference itself.

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Nov 07 2019

41mins

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Rank #15: 77. How do you keep on top of the news and trends in technical communication?

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How do you keep on top of the news and trends in technical communication?

We share share the different channels that we use learn about the latest developments. 

If you've got a source that you think we should know about, let us know.

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Jan 24 2020

19mins

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Rank #16: 62. Looking back on the presentations at The Evolution of TC 2019 conference

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We look back on the presentations at The Evolution of TC 2019 conference. This was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Evolution of TC conference website

Evolution of TC 2019 podcast workshop

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Jun 20 2019

16mins

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Rank #17: 27. Promoting technical communication to the general public

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We look at one way the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) used to promote technical communication at the University of Cambridge's Careers fair. 

Lego TIE Striker™ Microfighter

Video - What is technical communication?

ISTC

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Jan 29 2018

11mins

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Rank #18: 67. Salaries for Technical Authors

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We look at ways you can discover the average salary offered in different locations for Technical Authors.

More information:

Cherryleaf's recruitment service

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Aug 29 2019

21mins

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Rank #19: 58. Writing a presentation for a conference

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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) 

  • The redemption story - failed but recovered

  • “You Are Not Alone” 

  • Nine tips

  • The list - skill 1, skill 2

  • The rhetorical structure

    • Overview, scope and definitions, why this is important, your argument, evidence, deal with objections, next point, summary, conclusion

    • Create interest, main point, supporting evidence, summary

  • The analogy - X does this, what if we see what we do as x

  • The hero’s journey - damsel in distress, knight in shining armour, scary dragon

  • Round up of experts - comments from others

  • Microsoft Sway templates for presentation

Image from Write2Users 2017 conference

The Secret Structure of Great Talks Nancy Duarte Tedx Talk

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Apr 25 2019

28mins

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Rank #20: 32. Becoming a freelance Technical Author

Apr 13 2018

23mins

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