March 24 webinar: You Too Can Easily Start a YouTube Channel for Your STC Chapter

You Too Can Easily Start a YouTube Channel for Your STC Chapter
Friday, March 24, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

adobe-connect-bwUpdate: Watch the recording via Adobe Connect at http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p7wcpb8ouoe/


Slides from the presentation are available for viewing on Google Drive at  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1OjS1yhuPvRTzIwSEJoNVZWd1U

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

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Learn how simple it is to start a YouTube Channel and create YouTube videos to enhance your chapter marketing efforts. In this webinar, we’ll review the steps to set up a YouTube channel and learn two simple methods to turn pictures or PowerPoint presentations into a YouTube video with music. We’ll also discuss YouTube channel features, how use cards to add interactivity to your videos, and all the ways you can share your new videos!

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

Sara Feldman has 10 years of experience as a technical writer, primarily in the software industry and focused on online support. She earned her BS in Technical Communication and Communication Studies from James Madison University. Sara is currently the VP of Programs for the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

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STC Office and Community Affairs Committee (CAC) Responsibilities

Use the information in the following table when your community needs assistance.

See this table as a pdf.

Definitions:
CAC Leads: A member of the CAC is responsible for completing this task.
CAC Supports: A member or members of the CAC will help complete this task.
STC Leads: A member of the STC office staff is responsible for completing this task.
STC Supports: A member or members of the STC office staff will help complete this task.

Community (Chapter or SIG) Lifecycle EventCAC LeadsSTC LeadsCAC SupportsSTC Supports
1.0 Initiating a Chapter or SIG
1.1 Respond to queries about process and formsXX  
1.2 Bring motion to create to the BoardXX  
1.3 Initiate a web site and hosting, update STC web site XX 
1.4 Set up and administer email lists X  
1.5 Generate a new tax ID (chapters) X  
1.6 Request and receive budget request XX 
1.7 Receive funding X  
1.8 Update Leadership database XX 
1.9 Ensure access to community membership reports XX 
1.10 Send welcome email; offer suggestions for programming and other resourcesXX  
2.0 Running a Chapter or SIG
2.1 Develop and update bylaws (chapter)X  X
2.2 Describe leadership roles and hold an electionX  X
2.3 Plan chapter events  XX
2.4 Assist with Adobe connect and facilitation XX 
2.5 Advertise Chapter events (social media, newsletter, etc)   XX
2.6 Develop annual financial report template, complete, return to STC   X
2.7 Develop of annual budget request template, complete, return to STC   X
2.8 Assist with succession planningX   
2.9 Provide general assistance to maintain vitalityX   
3.0 General Assistance to all Communities
3.1 Develop, update, and maintain the Community Handbook, leadership calendar, community success plan, and related proceduresX   
3.2 Organize and manage Leadership DayX  X
3.3 Schedule and deliver community-member-only webinars XX 
3.4 Sponsor and administer community membership drives XX 
3.5 Submit information for community awardsX  X
3.6 Schedule and deliver community-leader webinarsX  X
3.7 Periodically contact communities to offer supportX   
3.8 Post Society and CAC events on website and social mediaX   
4.0 Shutting down a chapter or SIG    
4.1 Assist in troubleshooting issuesX  X
4.2 Assist in merging with another chapter if appropriateXX  
4.3 Dissolve chapter or SIGXXX 

 

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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