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Louellen S. Coker was a panelist at the March 10, 2011 North East Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication's meeting. She, along with Kristy Nolan and Heather Steele, discussed how to ...

Louellen S. Coker was a panelist at the March 10, 2011 North East Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication's meeting. She, along with Kristy Nolan and Heather Steele, discussed how to stand out online.

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Levering Your Portfolio(s) Levering Your Portfolio(s) Presentation Transcript

  • Leveraging your Portfolio(s)
  • What your boss/client wants to know• Who are you?• What qualifications and experience do you have?• Do you seem trustworthy and reliable?• Are you looking for work?• Can I see some examples of previous work?
  • Forms of portfolios• Hard copy • Virtual • Archive • .pdf • Presentation • Website/Blog • Sample • Social Media • Elevator • Coffee Shop
  • Deciding factors• Simple• Organized• Succinct• Optimized• Targeted• Consistent
  • Case Study: .pdf
  • Case Study: HTML & .pdf
  • Case Study: Joomla! Site
  • Case Study: Social Media
  • What projects to include?• Pieces that speak for themselves• Pieces that translate across platforms• Pieces that show skills• Pieces that show interpersonal skills• Piece that is the product of a difficult situation (discuss in person)
  • Leverage proprietary information• GET PERMISSION• Limit to outward facing information• Redact if necessary• Collect as you go
  • Put your best foot forward when presenting your projects• Optimize your files • Print = CMYK 300 dpi (.tif, .psd, .eps) • Web = RGB 72 dpi (.jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif)• Error FREE• Professional• Relevant• Appropriate
  • Pull it all together• Determine your presentation venues• Organize your works in a logical manner• Compile your artifacts in a consistent manner
  • Questions? Louellen S. Coker Website: www.yourcontentsolutions.comBlogs: www.yourcontentnotes.com | www.yourcontentportfolio.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/contentsolutions LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/louellencoker Twitter: @ContentNotes
  • Louellen S. Coker Website: www.yourcontentsolutions.comBlogs: www.yourcontentnotes.com | www.yourcontentportfolio.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/contentsolutions LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/louellencoker Twitter: @ContentNotes