Serving the Technical Communication community in Nevada and Utah
Apr 2016 Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Prepared by: Jeanne Mccabe, April 24, 2016
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.
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.
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.