Consulting, Publishing, Engineering

Presentations and Training Sessions

Do you need an experienced speaker at one of your events? Brenda has given numerous presentations over the years on a variety of topics relating to technical publications and documentation management. Here’s just a sampling:

Improving Communication Skills

  • Captivate Capabilities
  • Adding Context-Sensitivity to Browser-Based Help
  • Powerful PowerPoint Presentations–How to get your message across effectively
  • Getting User Input While Building Online Help (Not After)
  • Do you need a HAT or WAT?–Evaluating Help Authoring Options

Accessibility and Usability

  • Delivering Accessible Technical Information: Communicating Your Message to Everyone (available as a one-hour intro or a half-day workshop)
  • Crossing into Usability: An Introduction to Usability for Technical Communicators (a half-day workshop)

Project Management

Career Focus

  • Building the New Resume
  • Career Tactics for Technical Communicators (a half-day workshop)
  • Becoming Indispensible: Increasing visibility and demand for technical communication skills
  • Contract or Captive: Which is right for you?
  • Social Me: Taking control of your online image
  • Tell It Like It Is: Promoting yourself to further your career (with Jill Parman) Slides available on


  • Digital Risk Management: Protecting Your privacy, improving security, and preparing for emergencies (half or full day workshop)
  • Ambassadors to the Stars (and meteors and planets and more)
  • Beyond Branding: How NASA Uses Social Media to Turn an Audience into a Community

Don’t see anything you like? We’d be happy to discuss development of a custom presentation for you. Just write to