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For questions about registration and payment, please contact Deborah Repasy. For general inquiries or if you are interested in presenting a webinar with STC, please contact Molly Jin

Note: Cost is transferable to another webinar but is not refundable.

Got Questions? Get Answers! Conducting Interviews with SMEs

Cheryl Landes, Technical Communications Consultant, Tabby Cat Communications

Tuesday, 1 December 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.

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.

FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: 2015 STC Salary Database: Utilizing the Information and Key Trends

Michael Becher, Senior Project Director, Industry Insights, Inc.

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

The 2015 STC Salary Database is now available and this report holds a wealth of knowledge for job-seekers, employees who want to see how their pay compares to other technical writers, and employers reviewing employee compensation levels. While the volume of information in the report may, at first, seem overwhelming, this webinar teaches participants how to best sort through all the numbers.  Participants will learn how to utilize the information in the STC Salary Database to its maximum advantage without needing to be a statistical expert and without requiring a substantial amount of time in analysis.  Additionally, key compensation and employment trends will be discussed along with their relationship to the economy as a whole.

FREE STC Chapter/ SIG Member-Only Webinar: Major Trends Shaping the Future in Technical Communication

Abhishek Jain, Product Manager, Adobe Systems, India

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Is Structured Authoring still a hype or has become mainstream? When should you start considering mobile while creating your content strategy? How about end user engagement for your content? Learn from our insights that we have gathered over the time to understand the trends and take data driven decisions.

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.

Introduction to Photoshop

Kathleen Kralowec, Freelance Digital Media Specialist, Locust Moon Press

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Photoshop is one of the most widely-used pieces of software in the history of computing, andhas applications in marketing, design, production, development and more. With this introclass, we will demystify Photoshop and make attendees able to open, save, export and editdocuments.