Spectrum 2016 Call for Proposals

Spectrum 2016

Call for Proposals

Mastering Tech Comm: Harness the Power of Story

Told effectively, there is great power in a story that resonates with people and compels them to action. As an experienced technical communicator, you are aware of this power and harness it every day to benefit your customers, employer, and yourself. Spectrum 2016 is a perfect opportunity for you to hone and share your stories.We want to hear how you use story to influence change in your company, to show the value you bring, and to get things done – and how you think all of us can use story at work and in our careers.

We’d like this year’s conference to offer solutions, best practices, and new ways to use story at work and in our careers. Tell us how you crafted a story around your company’s products or services to sell them to others, focused on your audience’s stories to meet their documentation or training needs, or weaved your experiences into a cohesive narrative to present yourself to a potential client.

We want to hear your stories! It’s up to you which stories you tell, or how you tell them, but here are some ideas for your proposal:

  • Offer your best practices for creating use cases when using Agile methodology.
  • Discuss how you use personas to better meet your audience’s needs.
  • Share a case study where you used story to sell your company’s products or services.
  • Teach others how to tell a great story about themselves to potential employers or clients.
  • Offer a workshop on crafting a business case for your team.
  • Show how to use storytelling in presentations or how to tell your story to a new audience.
  • Teach professionals how to transform a story into a business case or proposal.
  • Give a lightning talk about a story that went comically wrong.

Please share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues in the field…submit a proposal for Spectrum 2016, STC Rochester’s 57th Annual Conference!

Note: You do not need to be an STC member to submit a proposal, and we welcome both first-time and returning presenters!

Proposal Deadline: December 9, 2015

Proposal Form: Spectrum 2016 Call For Proposals Submission Form