Dateline Houston – January 2013 Issue

Here’s the list of stories we talked about this month. See the January 2013 issue of Dateline Houston to access all the posts for this month, or click one of the links below to access a specific post. Really Early Bird Rate Proactive Tech ... Read More

Really Early Bird Rate

Friendly reminder: You still have time to get the “Really Early Bird” rate for the 2013 STC Conference. The “Really Early Bird” rate of $825 (STC members only) is good through December 31, 2012. ... Read More

Proactive Tech Comm

With social media flourishing, I’m seeing more Proactive Techcom, and I applaud this evolution. ... Read More

What is Brain-Based Learning?

This article is my early holiday gift to all the geeky technical writers that I know exist out there. The first part of the article talks about the brain science behind learning. No worries. I have the non-geeks covered as well. You guys can just ... Read More

Is It Time for a New Writing Style in Technical Communication?

The writing style used for technical communication has essentially remained the same for the last 20 years, so it is time for a new writing style? The author of the Cherryleaf Technical Authors Blog asks this question and provides a quick summary of ... Read More

Confession of a Networking Pro

If you dread networking events as much as I do, you’ll appreciate this article posted on the Harvard Business Review Blog: http://blogs.hbr.org/glickman/2012/12/confessions-of-a-networking-pr.html ... Read More

How to Cope with Useless User Manuals

“Among the growing list of pet peeves we accumulate as we age, few rank higher than unusable user manuals.” See the Forbes article titled How to Cope With Useless User Manuals for the full story. ... Read More

Win Free Registration to the 2013 STC Summit ($825 value)

If you join or renew your STC membership by 14 December, you are automatically entered into a drawing for a free registration to the upcoming annual Summit ($825 value), to be held 5-8 May 2013 in Atlanta, GA: http://www.stc.org/membership ... Read More

Save $30 on a Classic Level STC Membership

2012 memberships expire 31 December. Renew today and save $30 on a classic level membership: http://www.stc.org/membership ... Read More

Start the Year off with an STC Certification Class

STC is offering a number of certification classes starting in January: http://www.stc.org/education/online-education/certificate-courses. Start 2013 off right by getting certified. ... Read More