Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content
This session will explore how to develop and research an idea and will offer tips for how to pull together quality editorial pieces.
If you're a highly skilled IT pro, the best way to stand out in the tech community is to share your knowledge. Speaking at industry conferences such as TechMentor is one option. Writing also offers numerous avenues for sharing what you know or persuading an audience to adopt a proposal. Doing this effectively is a great way to advance your career. Another way honing your writing can be put to good use is by publishing your ideas and expertise. There are many paths to accomplish this. Blogging is one but if you want to establish yourself as a credible authority, you must have something interesting to say and it must be well-written. Yet another option is writing in-depth white papers or articles focusing on technical issues or how to tackle a specific problem, whether it's managing people or how to configure or debug a system.
Whether you want to write short blogs or descriptive tutorials, this session will explore how to develop and research an idea and will offer tips for how to pull together quality editorial pieces. A focus on quality writing is critical. Poorly written material will distance you from your audience and in the case of proposals it will alienate key stakeholders, decision makers and management.
You will learn:
- How writing and publishing can help you enhance your career
- Common mistakes writers often make and the fallout of those errors
- Tips to improve your writing and make it more interesting