Category: Leadership Resources

Your Community at its Best: Building and Keeping Strong Leadership Teams January 27, 2017

adobe-connect-bwUpdate: Watch the recording via Adobe Connect at http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p2uv2ob2ahk/

Slides from the presentation are available for viewing on Google Drive at  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OjS1yhuPvRV0xtRVZULThicWs/view?usp=sharing

Special thanks to our speaker, Lori Meyer, and to Deborah Krat and Steve Jong for setting up the presentation.

Friday, January 27, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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About the Webinar

How do you develop and keep strong leaders in your community? This webinar will look at:

  • What leadership means from various perspectives
  • The role of strong leadership in your community’s success
  • The challenges of maintaining leaders
  • Ways that chapters and SIGs can discover, attract, and keep the leaders that will strengthen your community as a value-adding, member-engaged technical communication resource

This webinar will be recorded. 

About the Audience

This webinar is for STC community leaders, who are encouraged to register and attend online or watch the recording.

About the Speaker

Headshot of Lori Meyer

Lori Meyer, CAC leadership succession lead, is a technical writer and editor who has served in both roles throughout her career. She currently writes documentation and training materials for a Silicon Valley software company. Lori is an STC Fellow, a member and volunteer for the STC Technical Editing SIG, past president of the East Bay Chapter, and current president of the Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter. She also manages membership for the Rochester, San Diego, and Carolina Chapters.

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Helping Students Get Published November 11, 2016

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Slides from the presentation are available for viewing now (Adobe Presenter) at: http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p8hz1ln1xvd/

Special thanks to our speaker, Sylvia Miller, and to Elaine Gilliam and Steve Jong for setting up the presentation.

Fri, November 11, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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About the Webinar

Today’s job market is not easy to break into. According to the Economic Policy Institute, “7% of US college graduates [are] unemployed and nearly 15% [are] underemployed.” For students to be published with a link in their résumés to their article might give them just the edge needed to land a great job in technical communication or instructional design.

This webinar describes the IDL SIG’s new Student Outreach Article Competition and how it’s a win for students AND a win for STC. Learn a little at
http://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/. Then bring your questions to this webinar for an active discussion.

About the Audience

This webinar is for STC student members, student chapter leaders, and student liaisons, who are encouraged to register and attend online or watch the recording.

About the Speaker

Headshot of Sylvia Miller

Sylvia Miller has been an STC member for more than 26 years and is a Fellow. She has served as Chapter President (Southwestern Ohio), Membership Chair (chapter and SIG), Scholarship Chair (IDL SIG), and STC Scholarship Taskforce. Currently Sylvia is serving on the STC Scholarship Committee and IDL SIG’s Student Outreach Chair.

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Staying in Touch With Your Community November 4, 2016

adobe-connect-bwUpdate: Watch the recording via Adobe Connect at http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p3k11wpzn4w/

Note: Due to technical difficulties the first ten minutes are not available, but the slides cover the material.

Slides from the presentation are available for viewing now (Adobe Presenter) at: http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p695jr614mn/

The MailChimp tutorial recommended by Toni (54 minutes) is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE0k7tuKEa0

The email information website recommended by Toni is http://www.emailisnotdead.com/ 

Attendee Tim Esposito mentioned some posts on Google Docs and Google accounts on the CAC website:

http://www.cac-stc.org/sharing-community-files-in-google-drive

http://www.cac-stc.org/customizing-your-chapter-email-addresses

Special thanks to our speakers, Erika Frensley and Toni Ressaire, and to Elaine Gilliam and Ben Woelk for resolving the difficulties.

 

Fri, November 4, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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About the Webinar

Coordinating with members, volunteers and administration council members across a large geographic or metropolitan area can be challenging. STC Houston coordinates with admin council members using Skype and Google Drive, and STC France keeps in touch with members using MailChimp. Erika Frensley describes how STC Houston uses Skype and Google Drive for STC Houston meetings and business. Toni Ressaire talks about using MailChimp and principles that would apply to any email software.

This webinar will be recorded. 

About the Audience

This webinar is for STC community leaders, who are encouraged to register and attend online or watch the recording.

About the Speakers

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Erika Frensley has been a technical writer for over 20 years, and a member of STC since the mid 90s. She has worked in the medical, software, oil and gas and financial industries. In STC Houston she has been a Satellite Director, Competitions Director and Manager, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. She is currently the President of STC Houston for the first time.

 

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Toni Ressaire works with companies and individuals in various countries providing consulting, training, technical documentation, and technical engineering. She is the owner/founder of Route 11 Publications, a print and digital book publishing company she started to help talented authors get their works published. Toni is the President of STC France and a founding member of Tech Writers Without Borders.

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STC Competitions Judges Training Video

STC Competition Judges: Did you miss the training webinar on October 25th? You can watch the video here.

Find out more about the STC Competitions on the STC Notebook blog.

Carolina Chapter:
http://www.stc-carolina.org/tiki-index.php?page=Competitions  
Contact:  Betsy Kent betsykentnc@nullcom

Chicago Chapter:
http://www.stc-chicago.com/competition/   
Contact: MK Grueneberg competition@nullstc-chicago.com

New York-Philadelphia-Atlanta-Rochester Regional Competition:
http://www.stcnymetro.org/home/competitions/competition-entries
Contact: Malu Schloss competition@nullnet

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter:
http://competition.stcwdc.org/
Contact: Richard Bogacz competition_manager@nullorg

West Michigan Shores Chapter:
https://sites.google.com/site/wmsstc/competition   
Contacts: Peggy Frizzo frizzo@nulldematic.com
and Sandy Balkema sandybalkema@nullyahoo.com