STC's recorded webinars are recordings of all STC live webinars. A recording of each webinar is posted 30 days after the original presentation date. They are available for download for $39 for all STC members and $79 for nonmembers. Included below are description, presenter, and original presentation date. The listing below is in reverse chronological order, by presentation date, so the newest recordings are at the top.

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REST API Overview and Documentation Best Practices

Gururaj BS, Director Cloud User Assistance, Oracle; Marta Rauch, Sr. Principal Information Developer, Oracle, originally presented 3 June 2015

REST APIs are growing quickly, with enterprise and finance the fastest growing categories. The job market for REST API writers is hot, and technical communicators can increase their marketability and value to their company by learning about REST APIs. Join this webinar to get a REST API overview, see a demo, and hear about emerging REST API documentation best practices. You’ll also gain resources that can help you gain skills and prepare to deliver your own docs for REST API.


Get Noticed and Get Promoted

Shelley Row, P.E., Speaker and Executive Coach, Author of "Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker", originally presented 20 May 2015

Are you doing great work but someone else gets all the attention? It’s time to take control! Learn five practical skills that will help you stand out from the crowd now. Come ready to participate in this highly interactive webinar because you deserve to get noticed!


How Do I Pick the Right Tool for Me?

Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, originally presented 13 May 2015

So many tools to choose from! So many messages from so many vendors. How do you find the right one for you? In this session, Liz Fraley will share strategies, benchmarks, and questions that she’s used (and seen used) over the years, so you will have something in your back pocket to help you choose the tool that’s best for you, your company, and your situation.


A Primer on Findability

Cheryl Landes, Owner, Tabby Cat Communications, originally presented 6 May 2015

As user documents have moved from print to digital formats, and from static to dynamic content, our thinking about findability has struggled to keep up. The older tools of findability—index, table of contents, logical organization, good typography, and good page design—still have important roles to play. But are there new tools and techniques that can help us do a better job? In this webinar, Cheryl Landes will talk about new and revised approaches to navigation, indexing, and searching that will help us help our end users. These techniques apply to a wide variety of document types and platforms and work successfully despite varying interface limitations.


FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Learning New Tricks: Transitioning from Unstructured to Structured Authoring Environments

Rachel Houghton, Information Developer, Rockwell Automation, originally presented 29 April 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks! Coming from an unstructured background, surviving the transition to structured authoring is a work in progress. Join Rachel Houghton of Rockwell Automation as she goes over the gotchas, the heartache, and the rewards of moving to a new style of authoring.


Yes, Technical Communication Can Be Lifesaving Work!

Marlane J. Kayfes, Senior Technical Writer, Shea Writing & Training Solutions, originally presented 22 April 2015

Documentation and training are of paramount importance in potentially hazardous industrial environments. In this webinar, Marlane Kayfes will arm you with thought-provoking evidence that you can use to help shift your clients’ approach to embrace documentation and training in a more effective light that could save lives. To accomplish this, she will highlight two case studies and demonstrate how those companies used audience-focused approaches and techniques with lifesaving success.


DITA: A Day in the Life

Bernard Aschwanden, President, Publishing Smarter, originally presented 15 April 2015

Creating content using DITA doesn't have to be daunting. In this webinar, STC VP Bernard Aschwanden will show you how to create maps, topics, and publish outputs, based on a plan, and create great content. Samples will be provided to attendees as well so that you can try it out for yourself!


Unlocking the Potential of Millennial Employees

Porschia Parker, Founder, Millennial Performance Institute, originally presented 8 April 2015

Many companies find it difficult to receive great performance from their employees in the Millennial Generation, and as a result these young professionals are often labeled as lazy, self-centered, and disloyal. Up until now, it has been easy to ignore millennial employees and focus on finding older staff members from the Gen-X and Baby Boomer Generations. This year Millennials will become the predominant group in the workforce, so the current options are to prepare for millennial employees or be left behind. The biggest challenges progressive companies face with their Millennials will be explored.


Spring Over Hurdles in the Workplace: How to Get Ahead No Matter Where You Are

Pamela Paterson, Bestselling Author, "Get the Job: Optimize Your Resume for the Online Job Search,", originally presented 1 April 2015

Stuck in a rut in your job? Learn how to get ahead in the workplace. It’s not by chance that some people spring over others in their careers. Learn top strategies to guarantee job success as a technical writer from the bestselling author of Get the Job, Pamela Paterson.


Report from 20 Years in the Self-Employment Trenches

Thea Teich, Owner and Principal, Teich Technical and Marketing Communications, originally presented 25 March 2015

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.


Part 3 in API Series: Helping the Code Tell the Story: How to Present Effective Code Samples

Joe Malin, EXO U USA, Inc., originally presented 18 March 2015

Even if you don't know how to code, you can deliver effective code samples to your readers, and even improve how your SMEs write code. Effective code samples are clear, concise, easy to follow, and easy to read, so as a writer, you know more about writing good code samples than some engineers. Tune in to this webinar to learn how you can apply what you already know to delivering good code samples.


If They Know It's Help, We've Failed

Ray Gallon, Co-founder, The Transformation Society and Owner, Culturecom, originally presented 11 March 2015

Modern users need to get real work done right away. If they have to negotiate your org chart to get the information they need, you've failed them. In this webinar, presenter Ray Gallon will look at some ways to make information flow seamlessly, applying methods taken from "customer experience" to create "information experience," and look at a few suggestions for breaking down content silos.