We have a great issue this month. There are some great articles and also a new section that I’m working on where we will acknowledge member achievements as well as any special news concerning members. If you have any member news that you would like to share with us please be sure to contact me and I will put it in our new section “Member News.” Also, if you have any suggestions for a better title please let me know.
As I did in the last newsletter, I want to share with you the upcoming “Live Web Seminars” available through the month of April and beginning of June.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure receipt of registration emails.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 11 June | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
This webinar will show you how augmented reality and wearable technology like Google Glass affect technical communicators. Attendees will understand the importance of augmented reality and wearable technology, look at best practices for content strategy, learn how to provide effective user assistance, and position themselves for new opportunities in augmented reality and wearable technology.
These webinars are very helpful as well as convenient. Please take advantage of these informative presentations.
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