Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil

For the October Program meeting, STC SoCenTx brings David Dylan Thomas, author of Design for Cognitive Bias and creator and host of The Cognitive Bias Podcast as he shows us how to identify biases and use content strategy and design to reduce the impact of those biases. Users' minds take shortcuts to get through the … Continue reading Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil

STC Student Volunteers Journey

Join us for this FREE event and hear from three students who will share their STC volunteer and tech comm internship journeys. September 21 Chapter Meeting: Student Experiences Panel STC student members have a wealth of experiences to share. Join us for this FREE event and hear from three students who will share their volunteer … Continue reading STC Student Volunteers Journey

Get that Interview! How to Beat the Dreaded Applicant Tracking System

Have you ever applied for a job via a company’s website but never received an interview? Chances are you made one (or several) mistakes that kicked you out of the running. An applicant tracking system is a job application platform that uses artificial intelligence to rank how well it “thinks” you match the job for … Continue reading Get that Interview! How to Beat the Dreaded Applicant Tracking System

Speaking of Teaching Styles, What can Hogwart’s Professors Show Technical Communicators about Instructional Design?

Teaching styles can shape the way we all learn. Even Harry Potter can attest to that. At Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter and his friends study magic, we witness several instruction examples in action. Each of these instructors has important lessons to share with us regarding effective instructional design and training delivery. In this … Continue reading Speaking of Teaching Styles, What can Hogwart’s Professors Show Technical Communicators about Instructional Design?

Oct 13 Program Meeting – What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design

Presented by Jamye Sagan At Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter and his friends study magic, we witness several examples of instruction in action. Each of these instructors has important lessons to share with us regarding effective instructional design and training delivery. In this presentation, we will profile several Hogwarts instructors, and analyze the effectiveness … Continue reading Oct 13 Program Meeting – What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design

Feb 27 Program Meeting – Negotiation Skills: The Missing Ingredient in Content Career Success

With Guest Speaker Jack Molisani TechComm has always been a field in which we plan for output channels that don’t even exist yet, but it seems like authoring tools and technology are evolving faster the than technology we document. In this session, I’m not going to talk about the latest tools you need to learn … Continue reading Feb 27 Program Meeting – Negotiation Skills: The Missing Ingredient in Content Career Success

November Meeting: A Look Back at Lavacon – Updated!

Erika Frensley will talk about the great speakers, useful presentations, and intriguing ideas from LavaCon 2019, held from October 27 through Oct 30 in Portland, OR. Discover the latest trends in the content industry and the highlights from selected speaker sessions. Meeting Details IMPORTANT UPDATE! Because of the freeze warning, this meeting has been changed … Continue reading November Meeting: A Look Back at Lavacon – Updated!