STC Manitoba

A chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

Annual progression event: Social networking, InDesign and portfolio development

Start 2010 with new knowledge, ideas and approaches to make your life more exciting! January’s STC meeting promises an exciting round of short presentations on timely topics, as follows:

A. Ning (led by Nirdosh Ganske)

Ning is a versatile social medium that affords the user the possibility of creating a secure site (for a fee). The user interface is highly intuitive, so there is no learning curve. Nirdosh is the lead instructor for the Technology Management program at Red River College (RRC) and a former president of STC Manitoba.

B. LinkedIn and Twitter (led by Brad Friesen)

What do tweets, pokes, and hash tags have in common? Social networking! Brad will discuss the popular social networking services LinkedIn and Twitter. A graduate of the Technical Communication program at RRC and former president of STC Manitoba, Brad works as a Technical Communicator for EISI.

C. The in’s and out’s of InDesign (led by Rachel Ines)

What is InDesign? This session provides an overview of the program and shows how existing skills can be applied to use the program. Rachel will show documents created with the program and share tips she has learned. Rachel graduated from the Technical Communication program at RRC in 2006. She has served as Secretary and Vice-President of STC Manitoba, and is in her third year as chapter archivist and newsletter editor.

D. Everything you ever wanted to know about preparing a portfolio, but were afraid to ask (led by Susan Haire)

Susan will reveal the secrets of the essential, but often mysterious, portfolio, including what to include, how to organize it to make an impression, and how to customize it to apply for a new job or to seek a promotion/lateral move with a current employer. Susan has been a technical communicator for over twenty years. In 2007, she won the RRC/STC Portfolio Competition, and successfully used her winning entry in applying for her current job. She is a past president of STC Manitoba, and a recipient of the Distinguished Chapter Service Award.

How it works

Participants move from session to session, and get a 12-15 minute introduction to these areas of interest. In the past, this has proven a fun, high-energy evening. Please join us and pick up some ideas that just might change your life!

This promises to be an exciting and educational evening. We’re all looking forward to seeing you there!

Meeting details

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. (5:45 registration and networking)
P3-18
Red River College
160 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Cost for members and students $10
Cost for Non-members $15

Our regular monthly meetings are now being held downtown at Red River College, 160 Princess Street.

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