Tag Archives: STC

Profession Realignment

Today I’m comparing the list of program tracks at the STC Summit for 2011 and 2012. Notice the difference in names of tracks. Maybe that’s telling us something about the profession. Here are last year’s tracks (“Before”): Usability and Accessibility … Continue reading

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Vision Day 2011

You just can’t miniaturize or automate some things. You can’t miniaturize time spent with friends, time working through what a local chapter should do in one year, or time sharing ideas for reaching a new and changing demographic. Even with … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Avoid a Tech Comm Conference

Warning: There is some ranting in this post that may sound like STC bashing. I intend it solely as constructive criticism and fodder for brainstorming sessions for the benefit of the profession and of STC. Once again, Tom Johnson fulfills … Continue reading

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Judgment Day in STC Competition Land

Yes, today was the last day for us judges (for the STC Carolina Chapter competition) to have our evaluation forms submitted. I got my forms in just in time and our team leader is probably glad that’s over with. I’m … Continue reading

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Vision Day 2010

I attended this year’s Vision Day of the Carolina Chapter of STC (Society for Technical Communication). Terry Smith, the incoming president did a fine job of laying out her vision of the year, with some major innovations (in the tradition … Continue reading

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