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The Power of No: Content Creator Survival Tips

You’ll burn yourself out by saying yes to everything. Let’s explore the power, balance, and importance of no.

Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Tracy Baker, Structured Content Consultant & DITA Industry Extraordinaire, for this free webinar that highlights the importance of saying “no” while navigating the content industry. 

The number of times content developers are approached with content requests is vast. Little projects, big projects, drop-what-you’re-doing-and-help-now projects, you name it. The list goes ever on. 

It’s enough to overwhelm even the most experienced content developers. Sometimes it can get to the point that developing content isn’t enjoyable, which is terribly sad. Fortunately, there is a way to balance requests, get great work done, and maintain a manageable workload.

And it starts with learning when and how to say “No.”




Presenter: Tracy Baker

DITA Industry Consultant

Tracy is a tech writer turned content architect who has been creating and optimizing content and content systems for almost 25 years. She’s passionate about simplifying complexity and optimizing resources. As a DITA Industry Consultant, she’s a big fan of tools that make work easier and more efficient, like Heretto from Jorsek, Inc.

Host: Scott Abel

Founder, CEO, Chief Strategist, The Content Wrangler

Known affectionately as The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, on any device, and in a language. Scott is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Strategist at The Content Wrangler, Inc.

About the Presentation

Learn strategies for saying “no” to reclaim some time (and sanity) while still meeting obligations.

Content creators often fin dit difficult to say “no” to people, but it’s especially true in the work world.

“Can you just…?”

“Would you please…?”

Any content creator has heard infinite different versions of these small favors. Seemingly small requests like these are so pervasive in our content creation world, we’ve become numb to the negative effects of always saying yes.

We’re also so buried in the work, that we can’t find the time to look for, and learn, the tools and resources that can free our time for the really important stuff (instead of the drudgery!).

In this session, we’ll talk about strategies for using the power of no to get back some time and sanity while still meeting goals, obligations, and commitments.

Attendees will learn:

  1. Saying “no” is not a negative thing
  2. Techniques for saying “no” (that don’t alienate, anger, or escalate)
  3. Collaboration tools and software to optimize your time and workflows
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