37 min

139. Techsmith’s Daniel Foster on the contentious relationship between technical writers and video content The Cherryleaf Podcast

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We talk to Daniel Foster, Director of Strategy at TechSmith,  about the contentious relationship between technical writers and video content.
A growing trend among technical writers is the integration of video content alongside traditional documentation and visuals, offering a dynamic and immersive medium to enhance user understanding and engagement. However, writers generally prefer words because they’re easier to reuse and scale, as well as being more efficient for their overall business. This leads to a rather contentious relationship with video elements...especially with clients specifically requesting more of them.
Daniel regularly works with technical writers on how to bridge this gap and effectively leverage video content to complement their writing. 
We discuss how technical writers can effectively manage this contentious relationship.
We will publish a transcript on the Cherryleaf blog. 
About Cherryleaf:
Cherryleaf
 
Techsmith's Research hub includes:- Value of Visuals- Ultimate Guide to Simplified User Interface Graphics (SUI)- The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional VideosGuide to adding captions to videos
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We talk to Daniel Foster, Director of Strategy at TechSmith,  about the contentious relationship between technical writers and video content.
A growing trend among technical writers is the integration of video content alongside traditional documentation and visuals, offering a dynamic and immersive medium to enhance user understanding and engagement. However, writers generally prefer words because they’re easier to reuse and scale, as well as being more efficient for their overall business. This leads to a rather contentious relationship with video elements...especially with clients specifically requesting more of them.
Daniel regularly works with technical writers on how to bridge this gap and effectively leverage video content to complement their writing. 
We discuss how technical writers can effectively manage this contentious relationship.
We will publish a transcript on the Cherryleaf blog. 
About Cherryleaf:
Cherryleaf
 
Techsmith's Research hub includes:- Value of Visuals- Ultimate Guide to Simplified User Interface Graphics (SUI)- The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional VideosGuide to adding captions to videos
Simplify Tool in Snagit (tutorial)Audiate

37 min

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