Apr 2016 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Prepared by: Jeanne Mccabe, April 24, 2016

Attendees

  • Sally White
  • Jeanne Mccabe
  • Kate Tinklenberg
  • Raf Adame
  • Zee Zolnay
  • Sean Wippert

STC Chapter Business

  • Raf will submit the chapter financial report to the STC Treasurer by May 15.
  • Sally is attending the STC Summit, which starts on May 15 in Anaheim.
  • Anyone wishing to make a presentation (topic of your choice), see the 2016 calendar for openings.
  • The May meeting will be replaced with our annual outing. On Saturday, May 7, we will meet at the Mob Museum at 10 am. Lunch following at Therapy restaurant.
  • The next meeting is June 15. Sally will present a STC Summit Recap. If anyone has a presentation topic, time is available.

Guest Speaker

  • Jack Molisani, President of ProSpring Technical Staffing, presented “Career Advancement through Personal Branding”. Members participated for chocolate…
  • Personal branding and proper positioning places technical communicators in a valuable position relative to their clients/employers. This can be summed up by the answer to the question, “Ask me about…” In other words, what do we do that increases revenue and/or decreases costs in the business environment? Thus, we are not a commodity that can be outsourced to the lowest bidder. For instance, as a content strategist, you may decrease technical support costs.
  • Be The Captain of Your Career: A New Approach to Career Planning and Advancement is Jack’s book, covering this and other topics.
  • Jack’s website is ProSpringStaffing.com. He can be reached at JackMolisani@ProSpringStaffing.com and @JackMolisani. A copy of his presentation will be posted to his website.
  • The LavaCon Conference, on Content Strategy, will be held October 26-28 at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas. If any STC member wishes to volunteer as a room monitor, she/he can attend the conference at no cost. Please contact Jack for details.
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