From The Editor’s Desk

Hello everyone,

I want to share with you the upcoming “Live Web Seminars” available through the month of April and beginning of June.

Seminar Pricing

Benefits: No travel time; Pay per site and not per person; Train without leaving the office

Cost: Members $59 each; Not Yet Members $149 each; Student Member $29 each. Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Registration closes the day prior to each webinar. Please add regina.tatum@stc.org to your address book to ensure receipt of registration emails.

CONTENT FOR EVERYONE: WRITING AND DESIGNING FOR READERS

Whitney Quesenbery

Tuesday, 8 April | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

When you make your content clear by writing in plain language and using good information design, the information is more accessible. Content for everyone starts with understanding the audience, including people with a wide range of abilities and helps ensure a good user experience for all.

THIS IS THE FUTURE WE TALKED ABOUT

Larry Kunz

Wednesday, 16 April | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

We’re seeing more changes in technical communication today than at any time since most STC members entered the field. (More years ago than we care to admit.) If we simply ask what the future holds, we’ve already fallen behind. Let’s recognize, therefore, that we’re living in the future that we talked about just a few years ago. In this webinar, we’ll explore the landscape of the new world of technical communication. Then we’ll spend much of our time examining the new technical communication workplace and what it means to us as professionals: how we work together, how we engage our audiences, and the new skills we need to master (or at least be conversant in).

COLLABORATIVE SINGLE-SOURCE DEVELOPMENT OF DOCUMENTATION AND TRAINING

R. N. Homer Christensen

Tuesday, 22 April | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

This webinar provides valuable tips and tricks for establishing a collaborative workflow as you create training and documentation from a single set of source files. This workflow not only saves time and effort, it results in a stronger, more resilient team, a better product, and a more enjoyable process.

THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION!

Elizabeth (Bette) Frick

Thursday, 24 April | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

A major factor in a technical communication professional’s success is asking questions—the right questions—of SMEs, managers, clients, users, and yourself. If you’ve ever suffered expensive consequences because you didn’t ask the right question or you framed your question poorly, you’ll benefit from this lively and interactive session on learning to ask the right questions.

GROW YOUR PROFESSIONAL ROLE AND INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS WITH ACTS OF SERVICE

Barrie Byron

Wednesday, 4 June | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” is the best-remembered phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. How we earn our living and how we grow through acts of service have a significant impact on our happiness. The gift of service and the acts of servant leadership benefit your professional life, improve your personal life, and positively impact your overall well-being. Positive outcomes and professional growth through volunteering require a strategy, a plan, and skills to identify the specific criteria for a rewarding volunteer opportunity. What is your goal for your professional well-being? What are your objectives for your life policy? Learn the art of saying no to make room for activities that are in alignment with your personal and professional goals. Find out how to overcome the YOYO (you’re on your own) habit and build WIIT (we’re in it together) skills.

These webinars are very helpful as well as convenient.  Please take advantage of these informative presentations.

R.D. Sharninghouse
Editor, Memo 2 Members Newsletter
ralph2010@knights.ucf.edu

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