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Part 3 in Video Series: Screen Capture Tools: Choosing the Best Solution for Your Needs

Andrew McQuinn, Technical Documentation Specialist II, MiTek, U.S.A, Inc.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

As video demonstrations have become increasingly common in recent years, a great number of screen capture applications have come to market. In this demonstration, we will examine two of the most popular screen capture applications—Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia—and evaluate the factors that determine which best suits your needs.

Part 4 in Video Series: Distributing Training and Help Videos: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Mark Kleinsmith, Technical Communications Manager, MiTek, U.S.A, Inc.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Finally, you have your mind wrapped around training and help video production and you’re convinced that they will complement your technical communications arsenal. You’ve done your research on authoring tools, you know how to write a script, you can add voiceovers, but how are you going to distribute the end product to customers? Join us in this webinar for information on this key piece in the video production puzzle.

Every Page is Page One

Mark Baker, President, Analecta Communications Inc.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Readers don’t enter your content through the front door anymore. They enter via search or by following a link and they can land on any page in your content set. This means that every page in your content is a potential page one for your reader. In the past, we designed content to be read linearly. If we helped readers jump into the middle via an index, this was very much a secondary mechanism. We did not design the content to be entered this way. But today, this is the normal way readers consume technical content. Linear reading is the exception. Every page is page one, and we need to start writing them that way.

FREE STC Chapter/SIG Member-Only Webinar: Targeting Content to Your Users’ Goals

Alyssa Fox, Director of Information Development and Program Management, NetIQ Corporation

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

In today’s business environment, everyone is doing more with less. How do you provide the content your users need, when they need it, with fewer people and less time to do it? Taking into account these factors, along with our agile environment, our team started shifting toward content targeted to achieving users’ goals. This type of content gives specific information when and where necessary, documents best practices, provides extensive and relevant examples, and does not document the obvious or easily discoverable.

An Introduction to HTML5

Elizabeth Fraley, CEO, Single-Sourcing Solutions

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

HTML5 and its supporting technologies, CSS and JavaScript, change how user interfaces are built. We’re not going to make you an expert in 30 minutes, but we’ll take a look at how the three technologies fit together and take a look at what the current elements are, document structure, semantics, and support in modern browsers.

Documenting Structured Data: JSON and XML

Peter Gruenbaum, President, SDK Bridge

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

The need for writers who can document software APIs has exploded over the last few years. Software developers now access data sent over the web, and the two most popular data formats are JSON and XML. Companies need good documentation so that developers can understand how to create and interpret this data, and, fortunately, it’s much simpler than documenting code. Come learn about structured data: how it works, how it is used, and how to document it.

Your Country Needs You! Communicators in the US Government

David L. Caruso, Sr. Health Communication Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Skilled communication professionals are in high demand within the US Government. Have you considered working in this field before? If so, then join us for this webinar where real position descriptions and job postings will be decoded along with insider tips on how you can build a resume that will help get you an interview. With more than 12 years of Federal service, David will offer insights of what core communication skills he has found most valuable and what he learned on-the-job. This presentation will also help the mid-career professional who may be looking to try something new or just add more value to their workplace.

Designing an Information Architecture for SharePoint

David Dick, Technical Writer, Calaburn

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Are you frustrated with using SharePoint? Do SharePoint libraries contain hundreds of folders with multitudes of nested folders? Do you often feel as if locating documents in SharePoint is a scavenger hunt? If you want to learn best practices for structuring libraries and a few of SharePoint’s powerful tools for managing documentation, you don’t want to miss this webinar.

Your At-Home Office—Organization Rules!

Judith E. Shenouda, Owner, Shenouda Associates Inc.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

When it comes to working smart, having an organized at-home office is key. Whether you work at home on a full-time basis or part of the time, or primarily work outside of the home but also have an at-home enterprise, you can make your at-home office one that is well-suited to the task at hand. In this webinar, we will explore how paper, people, products, and processes can be managed when organization rules.

Full-On DITA Strategies Beyond Technical Publications

Rob Hanna, ECMs, President, Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

This webinar will explore fundamental principles for writing and structuring content for the enterprise beyond technical publications. Attendees will learn why better information typing for structured authoring can lead to more concise, consistent, and reusable content.

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.