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 secure URL and access to both the audio and online elements of the presentation.

To participate in a webinar, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. This is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line. If you cannot access Adobe Connect, then you will not be able to participate in a webinar.

Registered attendees will receive their unique webinar login instructions approximately one hour before the webinar is scheduled to begin. Please be on the lookout for these instructions at that time.

For questions about webinars or if you are interested in presenting a webinar with STC, please contact Kimberly Kelly. For questions about registration and payment, please contact Cheryl Miller.

Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Online registration closes two hours before each webinar.

The E-book Explosion: Why the Publishing Industry Needs Technical Communicators

Toni Byrd-Ressaire

Wednesday, 5 November | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

What does publishing have to do with technical communicators? Technological advances in all fields are blurring the lines of traditional roles. Technical communicators now have opportunities to expand their services by taking on emerging roles in publishing. In doing so, technical communicators are equipped with a coveted set of transferable, core skills.

FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: What is DITA and Why Should I Care?

Patrick Bosek

Thursday, 6 November | 11:00 AM–12:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Join easyDITA’s Patrick Bosek as he explains what DITA is and how it can help you:

  • Save time and money by reusing content
  • Improve the quality and consistency of technical content
  • Enable multichannel, multilingual output to any device
  • Create dynamic information systems that deliver relevant information automatically

Building a Business-Driven Globalization Strategy for Content

Alan Porter

Wednesday, 12 November | 1:00–2:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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?

A New Approach to Resume Writing to Beat HR Robots

Pamela Paterson, Bestselling Author, "Get the Job: Optimize Your Resume for the Online Job Search"

Wednesday, 19 November | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Do you know how to beat the HR robot and get your resume noticed by a human being? If you apply for jobs online, you need to know how to beat Applicant Tracking Systems with an online resume and effective personal branding. In this highly informative webinar with bestselling author Pamela Paterson, you will learn how to get your resume in top shape so that it stands out amongst the crowd.

Label Editing: Great Things in Small Packages

Leah Guren

Tuesday, 25 November | 12:00–1:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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.

If Your Content Could Talk...

Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems

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

If your content could talk, what would it say to you? The reality is that your content is talking to you all the time. If you learn to listen to your content, you will learn how to use it as a distinct advantage. Join this session to learn techniques for using your content to drive positive customer perceptions and boost sales for your organization.


Lean & Mean Translation Machine

Terena Bell, In Every Language

Wednesday, 10 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Apply Lean and Six Sigma to translation? Sure! Using real client case studies, Terena Bell of In Every Language shows how manufacturers and others can apply Lean and Six Sigma to web and document content, turning translation from a cost center into a profit driver.


Topic-Based Writing: An Unexpected Journey

Phoebe Forio, Verint Systems, Inc.

Wednesday, 17 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Structured Authoring and Minimalism. Just what you need to get your content in shape and under control. But how do you get there from here? This webinar follows the adventures of one writer and her team of handpicked side-kicks as they planned and began their journey from the familiar, unstructured book formats of FrameMaker to the very unfamiliar world of topic-based writing, DITA, and XML. Attend this webinar to find out how creative problem-solving can help you get past the technical, political, logistical, and even emotional challenges and obstacles you can encounter even on a well-planned journey.


An Introvert's Journey to Leadership

Ben Woelk, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Many of us would agree that Western society lauds extroverted leaders and their accomplishments. However, introverts have made great contributions as well and can be effective leaders in their own right. Have you wondered how to empower yourself and leverage your innate skills to become a leader? Join Ben Woelk as he shares his personal insights and path to leadership with you.