In addition to the STC Technical Communication Summit, the Society offers Web seminars. In a seminar, participants listen to the presenter over the phone (much like a conference call) while viewing presentation materials via the website.

This format provides easier access to materials for reference during the presentation, as well as a more intimate, "classroom" setting than the typical telephone seminar. Registrants are provided a toll-free number, a secure URL, and access to both the audio and online elements of the presentation.

Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Registration closes the day prior to each webinar.

Collaborative Single-Source Development of Documentation and Training

R. N. Homer Christensen

Tuesday, 22 April | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

This webinar provides valuable tips and tricks for establishing a collaborative workflow as you create training and documentation from a single set of source files. This workflow not only saves time and effort, it results in a stronger, more resilient team, a better product, and a more enjoyable process.

That’s a Good Question!

Elizabeth (Bette) Frick

Thursday, 24 April | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

A major factor in a technical communication professional’s success is asking questions—the right questions—of SMEs, managers, clients, users, and yourself. If you’ve ever suffered expensive consequences because you didn’t ask the right question or you framed your question poorly, you’ll benefit from this lively and interactive session on learning to ask the right questions.

Styles Gone Wild? CSS Concepts in a Nutshell

Neil Perlin

Friday, 30 May | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

New online content techniques like multichannel publishing and responsive design rely heavily on best practices for development. One of the most important of those practices is the use of styles and style sheets, in line with W3C recommendations that style codes be removed from HTML files and put in a style sheet, or CSS, instead. The result will be cleaner, more future-proofed content. If you’re new to CSS, it may look impenetrable but there actually is logic to it. Understand that logic and the rest begins to fall into place. If you’ve decided that it’s time to make serious and correct use of styles but aren’t sure where to start, this presentation will get you going.

Grow Your Professional Role and Increase Your Happiness with Acts of Service

Barrie Byron

Wednesday, 4 June | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

"Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" is the best-remembered phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. How we earn our living and how we grow through acts of service have a significant impact on our happiness. The gift of service and the acts of servant leadership benefit your professional life, improve your personal life, and positively impact your overall well-being. Positive outcomes and professional growth through volunteering require a strategy, a plan, and skills to identify the specific criteria for a rewarding volunteer opportunity. What is your goal for your professional well-being? What are your objectives for your life policy? Learn the art of saying no to make room for activities that are in alignment with your personal and professional goals. Find out how to overcome the YOYO (you're on your own) habit and build WIIT (we're in it together) skills.

Content Strategy for Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology

Marta Rauch

Wednesday, 11 June | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

This webinar will show you how augmented reality and wearable technology like Google Glass affect technical communicators. Attendees will understand the importance of augmented reality and wearable technology, look at best practices for content strategy, learn how to provide effective user assistance, and position themselves for new opportunities in augmented reality and wearable technology.