STC's recorded webinars are recordings of all STC live webinars. A recording of each webinar is posted 30 days after the original presentation date. They are available for download for $39 for all STC members and $79 for nonmembers. Included below are description, presenter, and original presentation date. The listing below is in reverse chronological order, by presentation date, so the newest recordings are at the top.

To access your purchased recording:

Once your payment is processed, go to the Member Home page on STC.org. From there, click on My Account History, and you will be able to access the link to the recording under the My Downloadables header. That product eventually expires, so we recommend bookmarking the Adobe Connect link itself (which never expires) or saving it somewhere.

For questions about webinar recordings, please contact Deborah Repasy.

Note: All information provided in the descriptions is accurate as of the date of the original webinar. Recordings are not refundable.

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

Denise Kadilak, Information Architect/Team Manager, Blackbaud, Inc., originally presented 21 October 2015

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.

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Full-On DITA Strategies Beyond Technical Publications

Rob Hanna, ECMs, President, Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc., originally presented 7 October 2015

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.

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Your At-Home Office—Organization Rules!

Judith E. Shenouda, Owner, Shenouda Associates Inc., originally presented 30 September 2015

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.

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Designing an Information Architecture for SharePoint

David Dick, Technical Writer, Calaburn, originally presented 23 September 2015

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.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Translation Metrics 101: Why Tracking Your Translations Will Make Your Job Easier

Scott Carothers, Senior Globalization Executive, Kinetic theTechnologyAgency, originally presented 17 September 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Have you ever caught yourself thinking “Wow, translations are an easy task that is transparent, efficient, and completely painless!” Me neither. Translations are plagued with a lack of the quantified data needed to validate quality, and improve process efficiency. By tracking five specific metrics, you will open a treasure trove of data that can be used a variety of ways to make this facet of your job easier, and improve the quality of your translated technical content. This webinar will provide actionable details on which metrics to track, how to track them, and how to use the data to clarify and simplify the translation process, while improving process efficiency.

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Your Country Needs You! Communicators in the US Government

David L. Caruso, Sr. Health Communication Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, originally presented 16 September 2015

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.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Optimal Use of Microsoft Word for Web Publishing

Pierre-Paul Lemyre, Director of Business Development, Lexum Inc., originally presented 10 September 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Why fight it! Microsoft Word is the go-to solution to create and stylize original content. We’re not all ready to make the switch to XML. Can you optimize how you use Word? You are an expert, but maybe we have a few tricks up our sleeves! Learn from Lexum, a creator of web products and a leader in web publishing of legal text-heavy documents (a sector notoriously loyal to Word). Join us and pick up on tips assembled over the last 20+ years and get a glimpse of Zoupio, our intuitive UI for text-heavy documents

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An Introduction to HTML5

Elizabeth Fraley, CEO, Single-Sourcing Solutions, originally presented 2 September 2015

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.

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

Alyssa Fox, Director of Information Development and Program Management, NetIQ Corporation, originally presented 26 August 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

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.

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Every Page is Page One

Mark Baker, President, Analecta Communications Inc., originally presented 19 August 2015

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.

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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., originally presented 12 August 2015

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.

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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., originally presented 5 August 2015

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.

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