Vol 44, Issue 4

March/April 2005

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Upcoming STC Seminars

The 2004–2005 seminar series is the Society's most ambitious to date. Among the scheduled presenters are members who have published widely, served at high levels in the Society, and received outstanding scores for their conference presentations. Following is a list of seminars scheduled for March and April. To view the complete 2004–2005 seminar schedule, visit stc.webex.com. Please note that registration closes 24 hours before each event.

March 9: That's a Good Question!

Presenter Elizabeth Frick, the Text Doctor, teaches technical writing to employees in large and small companies. She won the Excellence in Training award for 2002 from the Association of Professional Communications Consultants (APCC). Bette holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota, and served as president of STC's Twin Cities chapter (2003–2004). Visit her web site at www.textdoctor.com.

March 23: Breaking into E-learning

Presenter William Horton is a recognized international authority on appropriate uses of new electronic media. He is author of nine books on technical communication, including Designing and Writing Online Documentation (John Wiley & Sons, 1994), The Web Page Design Cookbook (John Wiley & Sons, 1996), and Designing Web-based Training (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). Horton is an STC fellow, recipient of the ACM SIGDOC's Rigo Award for advances to software documentation, and winner of the IEEE Professional Communications Society's Goldsmith Award. He has delivered presentations in China, Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Brazil, Canada, and the Philippines.

April 6: Building Brand into Your Product or Web Site

Presenter Robert Barlow-Busch has been designing software and Web applications and advocating usability engineering for about fourteen years. This work has taken him throughout North America and Europe, and has included familiar names such as Sony and FedEx. Today, Robert is a senior advisor in Interaction Design at Quarry, where he directs projects and develops practices for Quarry's Design Builder methodology—an approach that connects the worlds of user-centered design and branding. Robert has lectured at several universities and presents regularly at professional and corporate conferences.

April 20: Magical Numbers

Presenter Jean-luc Doumont teaches and provides advice on professional speaking, writing, and graphing. He also trains instructors and can facilitate any process that requires solid structuring and effective communication. For more than 15 years, he has helped audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities structure their thoughts and construct their communications in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish.

A senior member of STC and a columnist for Intercom, Jean-luc graduated as an engineer from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium and as a doctor in applied physics from Stanford University. For more information about Jean-luc, please visit his web site at www.jlconsulting.be.

Session Information

Each seminar costs $99 for STC members (the nonmember rate is $149). In addition to offering high-quality training at an affordable price, STC's seminar series features a quick and simple online registration process. Members can sign up for seminars and view detailed descriptions at stc.webex.com.

More information about presenters and seminars will appear in upcoming issues of Dateline Houston and on the STC web site. Be sure to check the web site frequently for an up-to-date list of seminars.

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