In addition to the STC Technical Communication Summit, the Society offers Web seminars. In a seminar, participants listen to the presenter over the phone (much like a conference call) while viewing presentation materials via the website.

This format provides easier access to materials for reference during the presentation, as well as a more intimate, "classroom" setting than the typical telephone seminar. Registrants are provided a toll-free number, a secure URL, and access to both the audio and online elements of the presentation.

Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Registration closes the day prior to each webinar.

Wowing Your Audience with Prezi

Michael Opsteegh

Tuesday, 26 August | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Presentations can be an effective way to deliver complex information or tell a persuasive story. For example, you may find yourself in the position of convincing an executive to purchase an expensive content management system or reminding your boss how many different ways you add value to the company during your annual review. Telling your audience a convincing story is difficult enough without the handicap of boring, static, text-filled slides, and audiences have long suffered through endless PowerPoint slide decks. Once you discover Prezi’s ability to add meaning through proximity and visualize relationships through movement, you may never deliver another PowerPoint.

Building a Business-Driven Globalization Strategy for Content

Alan Porter

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

Developing a content strategy for a major corporation that has over 300 products is challenging enough, but when you add in the need to support customers and dealers in over 180 countries around the world it takes it to a whole new level. How do you decide where to focus your translation and globalization investments to get the best customer experience?

Jumping to Light Speed: Adapting to Global Realities

Joe Gollner

Tuesday, 9 September | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

Technical communicators today live in interesting times. There are many changes impacting how they work and what they deliver. This session will explore what these changes are and how communicators can respond.

How Writers Can Benefit from Social Software

Gavin Austin

Wednesday, 10 September | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Many companies are transitioning from email to social software, such as Chatter, Yammer, Huddle, or Jive.  Why is this transition taking place and how can technical writers benefit from this shift in corporate collaboration?  In this webinar, you will learn how you can use social software to increase your visibility and influence, as well as how to create networking and career opportunities in large organizations.

Close the Chasm Between the Expert and the Novice for the Good of All

Judith Shenouda

Wednesday, 17 September | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

The webinar explores how breakdowns in communication between the expert and the novice interfere with achieving positive outcomes in all areas of human endeavor and provides advice on ways that technical communicators—and others—can close the chasm for the good of all.Have you ever wondered why so much goes awry in communications and interactions between the expert and the novice? In this webinar, Close the Expert-Novice Chasm for the Good of All, Judith Shenouda will share what she has learned about the expert-novice chasm and how it affects decision-making and problem-solving to the detriment of positive outcomes.

Winning Strategies for Independent Consultants

Beth Gerber

Thursday, 18 September | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Learn proven strategies for surviving and thriving as an independent consultant or small firm.  This includes identifying consulting opportunities, networking effectively, making and closing deals, fostering long term relationships, and keeping your business profitable.

Label Editing: Great Things in Small Packages

Leah Guren

Tuesday, 23 September | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

What do you, as a TC, need to know about the text that appears on your products? Learn how you can you use your skills to help improve the product UX.

Mentoring and Growing Junior Writers

Betsy Kent

Thursday, 25 September | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Does your organization have a formal mentoring program?  Have you been asked to train writers who are new to the profession or a specific industry?  With the right attitude and approach, you can help newcomers grow into solid, skilled practitioners who are a credit to the profession.