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

  • Powerful PowerPoint Presentations–How to get your message across effectively
  • 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)


  • Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools Slides available on
  • Conducting Post-Project Reviews
  • The Art and Science of Project Management (a full-day workshop)
  • How to Hire Technical Writers
  • The Hidden Cost of “Free” Slides available on
  • Digging Deep: Leadership Lessons from Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Digital Risk Management: Protecting Your privacy, improving security, and preparing for emergencies (half or full day workshop)

Career Focus

  • Building the New Resume
  • Career Tactics for Technical Communicators (a half-day workshop)
  • Becoming Indispensable: 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


  • Ambassadors to the Stars (and meteors and planets and more)
  • Beyond Branding: How NASA Uses Social Media to Turn an Audience into a Community
  • Citizen Scientists: How you can participate in NASA projects
  • “The Martian”: Science Fiction vs Science Fact

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