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Redirecting Complexity to Enhance Writer Flow with Mark Baker

Redirecting Complexity to Enhance Writer Flow Join Mark in his presentation on how writers can maintain the flow of writing despite complexities of the modern publishing systems! Presentation Description: Creating and publishing content is a complex business. Complexity divides attention. Divided attention is the enemy of flow. It would be easier for writers to maintain …

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Introducing Generation Z! by Janine Rowe

Introducing Generation Z! Join Janine Rowe in her spotlight presentation on Generation Z! Presentation Description: Meet the next generation of consumers and employees: Generation Z.  Gen Z, currently age 2-19, make up the largest population segment in the United States! Get to know these diverse, entrepreneurial, and socially-minded digital natives who will soon make up …

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Career Advice I Wish I’d had Long Ago with Wendy Barnhart Ross

Career Advice I Wish I’d had Long Ago Join Wendy in her presentation where she bestows on the audience the career-changing advice she received after joining STC! Presentation Description: Like many of us, I stumbled through college, graduate school, and most of my career without receiving any solid career advice or knowing the who/what/where/how to …

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Science For All: Introduction to Science Writing with Laura Jacobs

Science For All: Introduction to Science Writing Lightning Talk Description: First offered as STC’s first asynchronous course, “Science for All: Introduction to Science Writing,” explores important elements in effective science writing for general audiences. This lightning talk will cover using literary techniques to convey complex material, and the important questions to consider when evaluating sources …

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Precision Content Authoring Fundamentals: Writing Workshop with Rob Hanna

Precision Content Authoring Fundamentals: Writing Workshop Join Ron Hanna in this full-day workshop demonstrating prevision content authoring! Presentation Description: Learn the science and fundamentals of using the Precision Content writing methodology for creating effective topic-based content. You don’t need to be a DITA author to gain significant benefit from this introductory course. This one-day session …

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The Build-a-Workshop Workshop with Chris Hester

The Build-a-Workshop Workshop Workshop Description: Workshops are fun to develop: they can be an ideal format for teaching, brainstorming, and problem-solving sessions, as they provide opportunities to ignite collaboration and interaction. But workshops can also be a challenge to develop: they require planning and organization. And how in the world do you make people participate? …

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Who Attends STC Rochester Spectrum?

People from all over North America and from all different backgrounds attend STC Rochester Spectrum! And it’s not just technical communicators or writers who attend: project managers, consultants, content architects, web managers, professors, developers, illustrators, and policy writers are just some of the many people you’ll meet at Spectrum. This year we’re featuring speakers from …

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“Gleek Speak” with STC Associate Fellow, Tricia Spayer

Gleek Speak Lightning Talk Everyone loves a comical presenter but not everyone feels comfortable taking the risk of making a joke. Come here Distinguished Toastmaster Tricia Spayer teach you the art of writing jokes in her Lightning Talk at the STC Rochester Spectrum Conference! Lightning Talk Summary: The art of writing jokes. Adding humor to …

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“Techcomm is Marcom” with Bernard Aschwanden

“Techcomm is Marcomm!” Ever wonder if there is a better way to get the marketing team on board with your techcomm plans? Come to Bernard’s presentation to learn more! Plus, learn how Adobe Technical Communication can improve your workflow during a session on Leadership Day, Sunday, March 25. Session Description: Hack your way to the …

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Welcome to Leadership with Senior STC Member, Jane Wilson

Welcome to Leadership! Senior Member, Jane Wilson, is a perfect kick-off to STC’s Leadership Day with her ‘Welcome to Leadership’ presentation. Make sure not to miss Leadership Day at the 2018 Spectrum Conference! Jane’s Biography: Jane is a Senior Member of STC and belongs to the East Bay Chapter and the Atlanta Chapter. Jane currently …

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