Please join us on Thursday, February 15, for our program, Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety. Does the thought of public speaking make you break into a cold sweat? Do you panic when your supervisor calls on you unexpectedly during a meeting? Do you cringe when you’re asked to speak at a social gathering? You are not alone; most of us experience anxiety when speaking in front of others, but we don’t have to. Continue reading “Overcome Your Speaking Anxiety”
All STC members receive the anniversary rate when they register for the STC Summit in Orlando, Florida, by 31 January. If you need an incentive to join, this is a good one.
New member applications takes at least 48 hours to process, so join STC by this weekend, and then register for the Summit on Tuesday!
West Metro Detroit WordPress, a meetup, launched in Plymouth on January 9 at Grand Traverse Pie. Meetups are planned for the third Tuesday of each month and are open to everyone who uses WordPress, from business owners to bloggers, writers, tech communicators, photographers, designers, developers, digital strategists, etc.
The next meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, at Grand Traverse Pie in Plymouth; event details will be posted soon.
This year Ignite UX will be on Tuesday, March 20, in downtown Ann Arbor. What is Ignite UX? Back-to back presentations, each consisting of 20 slides in five minutes on any UX topic. The slides will advance relentlessly. Will you keep up?
Submit your talk idea by January 24, 2018. You will need to propose a title and description, each no longer than a tweet—140 characters.
Please join us on December 12 at Conor O’Neill’s in Ann Arbor to meet new people or catch up with old friends as we exchange stories, have a few laughs, and reflect on 2017! There will not be a reserved room, so join us at the bar. Feel free to bring a friend. Everyone is welcome.In previous years, longtime STC/SM members mingled with newer and prospective members and members of the UX and other sister communities to learn more about writing prospects in our area or just exchange stories over drinks and food. There is no entrance fee, but everyone will be responsible for their own drinks and food. Ask the host to be directed to our area if we have already moved from the bar to a table.
When: Tuesday, December 12, from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 318 South Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan. There is a parking lot just behind the pub with an entrance on South Ashley St.
Let us know that you are coming so we can save you a seat.
Our friends in northeast Ohio have posted their November 2017 Lines & Letters. Lines & Letters won an Apex award for the fourth time in June 2017, so check it out.
Face-to-Face Versus Remote Communication
Location: Lawrence Technological University (LTU)
- Maryann Bowen—Senior Manager of Education and User Experience, Saphran, Inc.
- Steven D. Krause—Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Eastern Michigan University
- Rich Leazer—Documentation and Publishing Manager, Health Information Technology & Services, Michigan Medicine (formerly University of Michigan Health System)
- Catherine Vera-Burgos—Manager of BCN Provider Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; graduate student at Wayne State University. For the purposes of this panel discussion, Catherine Vera-Burgos was asked to participate from the perspective of a graduate student rather than a manager.
Panel Moderator: Corinne Stavish—Director of the Technical and Professional Communication Program, LTU.
Continue reading “STC-SM October Program Recap”
STC-SM’s November 30 program will be about writing for translation: what is it that translators need from a source text in order to translate that information into a high-quality target text? Forefront Corporation’s founder, Elke Kramer, will present the information you need to be sure that your documentation is ready for translation. Continue reading “November Program: Writing for Translation”
You are invited to join Refresh Detroit and Michigan Usability Professionals Association as they celebrate World Usability Day, Detroit on Thursday, November 9, 2017, with a special presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Detroit at Grand Circus, 1570 Woodward Avenue. Continue reading “World Usability Day is November 9”
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Steven D. Krause will complete our October panel, which will discuss face-to-face and computer-mediated communication. Dr. Krause’s main area of scholarly interest is the connection between writing and technology. Read more about our panelists, including Dr. Krause.