Pluralsight Courses

In addition to teaching at the University level, I also author video training courses with Pluralsight.  These courses require a subscription, but you can sign up for a free trial.

Here are the courses I have available.

Crisis Communication and Technology: Communicating with Colleagues

This material is a personal interest of mine, and focuses on how to communicate internally during a crisis context–managing impressions, controlling narrative, and addressing various communication needs. It also addresses the ethics of crisis communication, and what to do after a crisis has passed.

Everyday Writing in the Workplace: Email, Memos, Reports, and Social Messaging

In this course, I cover some of the most fundamental types of professional writing that happens on a day-to-day basis in business. The focus isn’t on the larger scale, high stakes project types of writing. Instead, the course addresses the kind of writing that helps a business sustain itself and function at a consistently high level. Within the course, I focus on both the genre conventions of professional writing, and how to make the most of them.

Resumes, Research, and Writing on the Job Hunt

The course takes viewers through the most common kinds of writing created when searching for a job, including resumes, cover letters, and acceptance or rejection letters. Though the specific example is from IT, I intentionally take a generalist approach, going through the different sections of all document types in detail.

Writing Process Instructions and Directions

This course explores the most common kind of writing technical professionals often undertake: writing process instructions. Whether they take the form of quick emails to coworkers or full-fledged manuals, process instructions help ease the path of everyone from developers to admins to end-users. This course covers the basic features of process instructions, as well as how to approach the writing situation as a whole.

Fundamentals of Written Proposals

This course focuses on the persuasion strategies and genre conventions that accompany written proposals. Exploring both internal and external proposals, the course goes through both global strategies and document features. It’s drawn from information technology in its example, but the subject matter is designed to be universal.

When I have more courses available, I’ll update this page. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any feedback about the courses! I’d love to hear from you.

 

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