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Great Minds Think Differently

Mark Cornillie, Author, "The Brainiac Paradox"

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Great technologists, you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. Whether you work with technologists or are one yourself, this twist on an old quote will likely resonate at some level. But what is too often overlooked, or merely endured, are the tremendous inherent implications. Participate in this webinar to both understand the origins of this phenomenon and learn practical techniques for addressing it.

Content Strategy: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Denise Kadilak, Information Architect/Team Manager, Blackbaud, Inc.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Effectively and efficiently managing your content has never been an easy job, but with the recent evolutions in the technical communication field, managing content has gotten even more complex. This presentation addresses the new complexities and offers some suggestions on dealing with them.

FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Automating Tech Comm Authoring with FrameMaker 2015

Dustin Vaughn, Adobe Solutions Consulting Manager

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

How would you like to have 40% more available time in your day to meet time-to-market deadlines with your technical ”documentation” (or content marketing)? How would you like to eliminate tedious, manual tasks that have plagued you for years? Meet the latest version of Adobe FrameMaker (2015 Release) and find out how this remarkable product can eliminate most of the drudgery for you, and free you for more creative efforts.

When Words Just Don’t Cut It: Communicating Data Visually

Michael Opsteegh, Sr. Communications Specialist, Eyefinity, Inc.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | 12:00–1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Engage your readers and help them understand information, see relationships, and make decisions by visualizing data. We’re all swimming in big data, and our job as technical communicators is to help our users understand information and make smart choices. Understanding what types of data should be visualized, the different types of visualization, and what tools to use can give you more confidence in visualizing data for your readers.

TechComm and Search Engine Optimization: A Powerful and Cost-Reducing Combination

Chris Raulf, Search Engine Optimization & Digital Marketing Expert, Boulder SEO Marketing

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Every day, companies around the globe invest massive amounts of money to develop customer-facing technical content... and they often fail in developing content that’s actually optimized for online search. Content that doesn’t get found on Google and other search engines increases costly calls to a company’s call centers and ultimately drags profitability down. Learn how to infuse search engine optimization (SEO) into your technical communication strategy and help boost your company’s bottom line.

Got Questions? Get Answers! Conducting Interviews with SMEs

Cheryl Landes, Technical Communications Consultant, Tabby Cat Communications

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Gathering information is the most critical task in our jobs as technical communicators, and often the information we need is in the subject matter experts’ heads. To extract that information, you need to interview them. In this webinar, learn practical, effective tips for asking questions and getting answers.

FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: An Enriched World of DITA via Adobe FrameMaker 2015

Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe Tech Comm Evangelist

Thursday, 12 November 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Have you considered moving to DITA or XML but hesitated because of complexity and hidden costs? Join this session and you will be ready to “take the plunge” into an XML authoring environment that is actually fun, besides productive! The next time flu season hits, if you are authoring DITA with FrameMaker 2015, you can literally teach temporary staff enough to keep them busy for the next three days of production in less than an hour.

Retrain Your Brain: Using Brain Plasticity to Become a Better Leader

Sarah Baca, Agile Coach, Pentaho

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Want to make changes in your company culture or team but not sure where to start? The best place to start is with yourself – and your brain. Join us to learn practices that will rewire your brain so you can create a culture of courage and innovation.

FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Entice and Engage Your Customers with RoboHelp 2015

Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe Tech Comm Evangelist

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Have you been plagued with the challenge of maintaining separate, but similar versions of online documentation, policies, and procedures, or other mission-critical data? Discover a potent yet intuitive solution for multi-channel authoring via Adobe RoboHelp 2015. An intuitive, customizable user interface can get you up-and-running in minutes. Come, learn, thrive!

Social Media and Its Implications for Content Strategy

Pam Noreault, Senior Manager, Information Development, ACI Worldwide

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Where were we before Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? There’s no getting around it. Social media impacts more than our personal lives. It impacts content strategy. This webinar will dig into social media and its impact to content strategy as well as ideas for a pilot project and measuring and reporting your results.

UX 101: Making Great Human Experiences

Carol Smith, Design Team Manager, IBM

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Want to improve the usability of your system but you’re not sure how to start? This webinar provides the knowledge and tips you need to get started improving the user’s experience (UX) through interviews, card sorting, and usability testing.

The Other Kind of Funnies: Comics in Technical Communication

Han Yu, PhD, Professor of Technical Communication, Kansas State University

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

“You want us to do what now for that manual?! A comic?! You must be joking!” Well, this presenter isn’t! It may not be an industry standard (yet) or even an idea much heard about, but it is not an outlandish proposal and certainly not one without successful precedents. Not convinced? Come to this webinar to hear about and look at the rhetorical appeals (as well as limitations) of comics-style technical communication. Already on board with comics? Come to this webinar to help develop this exciting idea and spread the word.