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Professional and Technical Writing

Week 8 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

Workplace Communication Skills

This 50-minute video is split into two parts: in-person workplace communication skills and written communication skills in the workplace. The video provides a backdrop to understanding that communication skills are not only an essential part of success in the professional world but are a representation of you as an individual, as well as your organization.

Heck, J. A. (2012). Workplace communication skills. [Video] JIST Career Solutions. 

99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos: A Guide for Online Teachers and Flipped Classes.

An easy to follow guide for making a great presentation, and understanding how to present yourself in a video. You will gain some great insight and skills in creating videos. These skills are valuable when creating instructional videos. 


Section 7: Presentation Tips

Section 9: Is Being on Camera for Everyone?


Costa, K. (2020). 99 tips for creating simple and sustainable educational videos : A guide for online teachers and flipped classes.

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A good presenter knows what goes into building a dynamic script and detailing a good background presentation. This is where all the technical skills are brought together in a business presentation, a lecture, or a tutorial.  The following article not only gives you tips on creating a “killer presentation” but includes several TED TALK videos that show the end product of a persuasive, informative, and polished speech. As you review through this page, think about the skills you would like to develop.

Anderson, C. (2013). How to give a killer presentation.