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From "Lightning Strikes Thrice" Jan 20, 2011 (http://www.stc-carolina.org/Lightning+Strikes+Thrice). Mark Lockwood of the Southeastern Michigan Chapter will discuss the benefits creating and ...

From "Lightning Strikes Thrice" Jan 20, 2011 (http://www.stc-carolina.org/Lightning+Strikes+Thrice). Mark Lockwood of the Southeastern Michigan Chapter will discuss the benefits creating and leveraging an online portfolio to increase business and networking and how the Southeastern Michigan Chapter has implemented this feature on their website.

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Stc sm mlockwood-portfolio-pres-1-20-11 Stc sm mlockwood-portfolio-pres-1-20-11 Presentation Transcript

  • Michigan is a Big State!
    From Saginaw
    to Grand Rapids
    to Cadillac
    to Seattle
    to Detroit
  • Lightning Strikes Thrice: Recharging Social Media Skills for Tech Comm Pros
    Recharge Your Career with an Electrifying Online Portfolio
    Thursday, January 20, 2011
    ©2011 by M Lockwood, STC/SM
  • Introduction
    From the short timeframe to GoLive through the development process, online portfolios provide an ideal means for Technical Writers to enhance their professional profiles.
    Development & Production—examine the traditional portfolio
    Online Publication—select tools and options to get online
    Applications—explore STC/SM’s portfolio service and the site
  • Development & Production
    Examination of the Traditional Portfolio
    Concept: Use doc as examples, exhibits
    Organization: Make it skills-based
    Writing: Explain projects but keep it limited
  • Concept: Use doc as examples, exhibits
    http://mlockwood.stc-sm.org/index_files/downloads/mlockwoodportfolio.pdf
  • Online Publication
    • Select tools and options to get online
    — Publisher
    — Notepad
    — Apache
    — DynDNS
  • Applications
    Explore STC/SM’s portfolio service and the site
    STC/SM Chapter Online Member Portfolio Service
    Multi-Page Website with Assets & Artifacts:http://mlockwood.stc-sm.org
    Other Applications: Job search, freelance work, blogging, department page, project reports, instructional design, corporate documentation
  • Conclusion
    From the short timeframe to GoLive through the development process, online portfolios provide an ideal means for Technical Writers to enhance their professional profiles.
    Work samples are a critical component of a successful job search.
    Portfolio development is a great way to develop new skills.
    The Portfolio concept is the same as any technical document, and has definite professional and corporate applications.
  • Questions?
    Questions?
    How can you implement an electronic portfolio?