Lightning Strikes Thrice: Recharging Social Media Skills for Tech Comm Pros
Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Join the Carolina, Southeastern Michigan, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication as presenters from each chapter discuss how to leverage social media and the Internet as technical communications professionals.
Using Twitter to Achieve Tech Comm Fame and Fortune
Peggy Harvey of the Carolina Chapter will describe how she used Twitter as a tech comm graduate student to expand her horizons and become part of the tech comm community. She’ll demo a tool you can use to monitor Twitter effectively and provide tips on how to become a productive tweeter – without going crazy in the process.
Recharge Your Career with an Electrifying Online Portfolio
Mark Lockwood of the Southeastern Michigan Chapter will discuss the benefits creating and leveraging an online portfolio to increase business and networking and how the Southeastern Michigan Chapter has implemented this feature on their website.
Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media
Social media has stormed its way into our daily techcomm work and private lives. Did you know that at the same time cyber criminals are pouring millions of dollars into attacks on social network users, often to conduct identity theft? Do you know how to protect yourself? Ben Woelk of the Rochester Chapter will talk about the top ten things to do to stay safely grounded as you use social media.
STC Carolina Chapter
STC seeks to advance the arts and sciences of technical communication, promote awareness of the latest trends and technology in the field, and provide innovative services for the education and professional development of its members.
The Society's diverse membership includes writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists employed in a variety of technological fields. With more than 11,000 members worldwide, STC is the largest professional organization serving the technical communication profession.
The Carolina Chapter currently serves more than 100 members in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, and in the Foothills region of North and South Carolina. The chapter is an STC Community of Excellence and a Pacesetter Award winner.