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

Virtual Leadership Program recordings and handouts

Here is a list of the speakers and topics from our Virtual Leadership Program on June 18, 2016 with links to the recordings and slide pdfs.

Speaker Session Topic Slides as pdf
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Cindy Pao and Chris Lyons Welcome and explanation of the day
 
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Emily Alfson The Basics of Running a Community
 
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Jane Wilson Financial Responsibilities
 
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Emily Alfson Tools for Organization
 
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Roger Renteria Web Development
 
 
Adriane Hunt Leadership
 
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Ben Woelk Internet Security
 
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Bobbi Werner Using Targeted Contact Lists
 
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Maryann Bowen STC Webinars as a Springboard for Networking
 
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MaryKay Grueneberg CAA Application
 
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Betsy Maaks Taking Time to Celebrate!
 
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Rick Lippincott Beginning Social Media
 
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Viqui Dill Advanced Social Media
 
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Roger Renteria Adobe Connect
 
 
Lori Meyer Succession Planning
 
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Sharing Award Recognition

When your community presents a member with an award, you are telling the world about the great contributions of that member. However, the world might not be on your community website or newsletter, and you should be certain the award winner’s employers know about the award. One way to do so, is to send a message directly to the awardee’s supervisor. Below we present a template for such purposes, originally written with a Distinguished Chapter Service Award in mind.

Note: Special thanks to DJ Towne and Alice Brzovic from STC San Diego for the idea and template.

Dear Supervisor:

I’d like to inform you that one of your employees/reports/colleagues has earned a prestigious award from the [Your Community] of the Society for Technical Communication. Each year our chapter is able to select one STC member who has demonstrated that they are committed to our success. This year we have select [Jane Doe] to receive our Distinguished Chapter/SIG Service Award.
 
We recognize [Jane’s] outstanding [humor, commitment, hard work, leadership, communication skills, training skills, etc.]. She has served as treasurer/president/programs/webmaster/ for x years. Through her continual assistance and guidance, our chapter has provided networking opportunities and professional development for the local tech comm community by hosting monthly meetings with up-to-date information from knowledgeable speakers on relevant topics.
 
As president, I have officially thanked Jane for her service and awarded her with a framed certification signed by the president of the Society for Technical Communication, [Current STC President]. I hope that you are as proud of her achievements as we are.
 
Sincerely,
Xxxx
President
STC-XXX Chapter