Interviewing SMEs: Preparing, Conducting, and Polishing

Interviewing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is an essential skill for technical communicators. In this talk, we will discuss tips and tricks for all three stages of an interview – before (prepare), during (conduct), and after (polish). We’ll cover how to use the principles of both journalism and technical communication for a successful and productive interview.  Among the topics to be discussed are: research techniques (for both the subject and the SME), writing meaningful questions, logistics, listening skills, following up, and incorporating/expanding on the content.

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Location: Date: October 20, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm photo of Nicky Bleiel Nicky Bleiel