This page catalogues the podcasts we've produced on professional and engineering communication. New podcasts and video will be added to the list as they are published.

Podcast: Karen A. Schriver, Winner of 2017 Joenk Award, Interviewed by George Hayhoe

As indicated previously, Karen A. Schriver is the 2017 winner of the Joenk Award for the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication for her paper "Plain Language in the United States Gains Momentum: 1940–2015."  Listen to her speak about her research into Plain Language in an interview with George Hayhoe, Editor of the IEEE … [Read more...]

Podcast: Engineering Success Through Better Communication, with Anthony Fasano

In this podcast, we discuss the role that communication skills play in determining success for engineers with Anthony Fasano, author of the IEEE-Wiley series book, Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, and strategies for improving communication skills in various formal and informal workplace … [Read more...]

Podcast: Web Accessibility Basics

Brenda Huettner provides us with the basics for making our web sites accessible in this training podcast. Huettner is an STC Fellow, a Senior IEEE Member, and the author of a number of informative books, including most recently Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools. [Script Available] … [Read more...]

Podcast: Six Tips for Effective E-Mail

What's the best way to compose an effective e-mail? Listen as George Hayhoe, an award-winning senior IEEE member and fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, offers six valuable tips in this first ever PCS Training Podcast. After listening to George's podcast, you'll know who to target with your email, how long it should be, and what … [Read more...]

Podcast: Dealing Proactively with Audience Questions

What’s the best way to handle questions from the audience when presenting? This podcast examines key things you can do to deal proactively with audience questions. [Script Available] … [Read more...]

Podcast: Tackling Typical Grammar Problems

This training podcast provides examples as well as explanations and tips for dealing with a few grammar or usage problems that occur for many engineering and technical professionals who have to communicate in a hurry, via, for example, email. Listen for ways to know when to use can or may, affect or effect, it's or its, and also me, myself, or I. … [Read more...]

Podcast: Establishing Effective Communities of Practice (CoP)

Jon Scharer introduces us to Communities of Practice (CoP) in this podcast. Communities of Practice, both for management and practitioners, have, for a variety of reasons, become more valued of late in the workplace. Listen as Scharer highlights two key factors necessary for ensuring the establishment and maintenance of an effective CoP. … [Read more...]

Podcast: Writing Better RFP Responses

Listen as Debbie Davy, a senior IEEE member and documentation solution leader for DK Consultants, tells you five ways to write betterRFP responses, as well as two ways of quantitatively measuring RFP success. [Script Available] … [Read more...]

Podcast: Creating Effective Presentation Slides

Jean-luc Doumont, a world-acclaimed expert in oral presentations and a senior member of IEEE, addresses in his informative podcast the key methods you can employ to create effective presentation slides. … [Read more...]