New Networking Meetings: Sweet Success or Bitter Defeat?

By Cindy Pao, Immediate Past PresidentIt was a good turnout for the first networking meeting, on a Tuesday night. In all, 17 people gathered at Pappasito’s Cantina. Everyone chatted. Many ate. Some indulged in margaritas!Fifteen of us waited for a ... Read More

November Program: How to increase your writing productivity with cheat sheets

By George SlaughterHow to increase your writing productivity with cheat sheetsTime is money. The pressure is always on to get more done in less time.Companies spend a lot of money purchasing the tools to help writers produce more. Yet did you know ... Read More

November Program: A Tech Comm Cheatsheet

In November, we are in for a real treat as STC Vice President Bernard Aschwanden joins us to share his Tech Comm Cheatsheet.Tech Comm CheatsheetBy using features most people don't even think about, you can take a set of tools (for example, ... Read More

September Program: Let’s Get This Season Started!

STC Houston proudly kicks off our 2014-2015 season with an outstanding speaker! STC Associate Fellow, Rhyne Armstrong, joins us to discuss his topic: Don’t Suck at Presenting Speaking in front of a group of people is very hard to do. Don’t make ... Read More

April Program Events Reviews

By Cindy Pao, President, STC HoustonThe chapter had two program activities in April, so I’m going to share my thoughts about them here.April 12 WorkshopJoe Welinske presented two, 90 minute topics during the Saturday workshop:Multi-screen Content ... Read More

April Program Meeting: Plain English Rules Workshop

Join us for a very special program meeting in April! Speakers Natalia Matveeva and Michelle Moosally will tell us more about the Center for Plain English Research and Study (CPERS) at UHD. This workshop will introduce STC members to current ... Read More

Technical Communication and Marketing Presentation

by Erika Frensley Technical Communication and MarketingI am posting the presentation for the March 11 meeting, Technical communication and Marketing, per request by members who were not able to attend the meeting.Technical Communication, even basic ... Read More

A Good Time Was Had By All – February 25 Celebration

By Cindy Pao, PresidentOn Tuesday, February 25, 2014, members and award winners met together for a celebration of everything wonderful in STC Houston.Stationed at a long table in a cozy room, 25 people (or so) gathered. We recognized our competitions ... Read More

January Program: Using Graphics in Real-World Tech Comm

Join us at our first program meeting of 2014! Sean Brierley will discuss using graphics within technical communication. This presentation discusses screen captures, photographs, Web images, illustrations, and logos. Attendees learn which formats ... Read More

Workshop: Delivering Content through Mobile Applications and WordPress

This 3-hour workshop will introduce mobile application and website development technologies, such as Conduit Mobile and WordPress. Through demonstration and discussion, we will see how information streams can be published through websites, Twitter, ... Read More