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 secure URL and access to both the audio and online elements of the presentation.

To participate in a webinar, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. You can test your connection here. This is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities. If you cannot access Adobe Connect, then you will not be able to participate in a webinar.

Registered attendees will receive their unique webinar login instructions approximately two hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin. Please be on the lookout for these instructions at that time.

For questions about registration and payment, please contact Cheryl Miller. For general inquiries or if you are interested in presenting a webinar with STC, please contact Kimberly Kelly

Note: Online registration closes three hours before each webinar.

How to Write a Winning Project Proposal

Judith E. Shenouda, Owner, Shenouda Associates Inc.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Project proposals serve as our written communication vehicle to decision-makers who give us work or send it elsewhere. What we say in writing and how we say it are critical. In this webinar, we will explore ways to make our project proposals win us work, time and again.


Changing the World—One Technical Writing Student at a Time

Brittany McCrigler, Director of Education Services, iFixit

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

iFixit is out to change the world. Our weapon of choice: technical writing. In this webinar we will share how we are partnering with technical communication classrooms across the nation to revolutionize how students and professionals perceive the impact of technical writing.


An Introvert's Journey to Leadership

Ben Woelk, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Many of us would agree that Western society lauds extroverted leaders and their accomplishments. However, introverts have made great contributions as well and can be effective leaders in their own right. Have you wondered how to empower yourself and leverage your innate skills to become a leader? Join Ben Woelk as he shares his personal insights and path to leadership with you.


Rapid Professional Video Creation with Adobe Captivate 8

Anita Horsley, CALEX Learning Consultants, LLC

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

If you need to show a quick lesson on your computer, using Adobe Captivate’s Video Mode is one of the fastest and most compelling ways to create eLearning. You can insert assets such as images and text captions, as well as easily take advantage of other cool features such as pan/zoom and transitions. Not only that, but you can make your eLearning demos interactive by developing it right inside a regular Captivate project. In this workshop, get ready to learn how to create rapid, professional, engaging video demos within your Adobe Captivate eLearning course.


Seeing Story Everywhere: Story Craft in Technical Writing

Elisa R. Sawyer, Independent Consultant

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Do classes in creative writing improve our skills as communicators in technical fields? The presenter says yes! Even for writing reference material, the use of story craft as taught in creative writing affords us a set of skills that are uniquely valuable. Learn what is taught in master classes on story and how using these skills can improve what we offer to our audiences as technical writers.


Report from 20 Years in the Self-Employment Trenches

Thea Teich, Owner and Principal, Teich Technical and Marketing Communications

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

After her first 20 years as a technical communicator with nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations, Thea Teich “went out on her own,” working as an independent. In 2015, she will have worked 20 years this way. This webinar describes her myriad experiences: why and how clients came and went; how to deal with inconsistent workloads, work flows, and payments; how to handle the hassles that take much more time than they should, and why you should embrace the fact that cats will get on the keyboard—among other things. Despite all this, Thea has no desire to ever be a “captive employee” again. Come to this session if you think you might like to work this way.