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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Putting Out Fires with Content Strategy

John Collins, Senior UX Content Strategist, Rosetta Stone, originally presented 4 March 2015

You’ve probably heard—or said—something like “All I did today at work was put out fires.” We don’t want fires, but they happen. So, let’s see how content strategy helps put out fires in software development, some examples, and how content strategy fits with technical communication.


Part 2 in API Series: Documenting Java and C++ APIs

Ed Marshall, Marshall Documentation Consulting, originally presented 25 February 2015

Want to increase your technical communicator pay by 30 to 40%? You can by documenting application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs). This market has a demand that constantly exceeds the supply of writers who have the required skills. In this webinar, Ed Marshall introduces you to the world of API/SDK documentation and the two most common tools you need to know to be successful: Doxygen and Javadoc.


Creating Tech eBooks

Toni Ressaire, Publisher, Route 11 Publications, originally presented 18 February 2015

Your users are buying tablets and e-readers, and they are reading electronic documents easily on portable devices with reading apps, on computers or e-readers. A January 2014 Pew study reported that over 50 percent of Americans have a tablet or reading device and that 32 percent have a dedicated reading device. Whether you want to leverage this document format for users, clients, or to write your own tech book, this webinar will introduce you to the tools and processes for creating ebooks for reading on portable devices.


Part 1 in API Series: Introduction to API Technical Writing

Sarah Maddox, Google, originally presented 11 February 2015

Have you ever wondered what API technical writers do and how they go about it? Perhaps you'd like to move into developer-focused documentation yourself and just need some tips on getting started. Join Sarah Maddox as she discusses what an API is and demonstrates some easy-to-use APIs that you can play with later yourself. Examine examples of API documentation and gather some ideas on getting started in this field. It's an exciting and rewarding area of technical communication!


Seeing Story Everywhere: Story Craft in Technical Writing

Elisa R. Sawyer, Independent Consultant, originally presented 4 February 2015

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.


Rapid Professional Video Creation with Adobe Captivate 8

Anita Horsley, CALEX Learning Consultants, LLC, originally presented 28 January 2015

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.


An Introvert's Journey to Leadership

Ben Woelk, Rochester Institute of Technology, originally presented 21 January 2015

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.


How to Write a Winning Project Proposal

Judith E. Shenouda, Owner, Shenouda Associates Inc., originally presented 7 January 2015

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.


FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Understanding Scrum Basics: Technical Writers and Agile

Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, Elon University, originally presented 18 December 2014

This webinar is available only to STC members.

“I don’t want to do Scrum because I’ve heard that Agile is completely anti-documentation. Why would I jump at that?” Is your company thinking of going Agile or in the process of making that leap? Worried about your role in this new framework, especially if it’s anti-documentation as you might have heard? If you want to learn how technical writers can become integral members of development teams, join us for this webinar to learn the truth about the Agile mindset and most popular framework, Scrum. Discover just how empowering these environments can be for technical writers, documentation included.


Topic-Based Writing: An Unexpected Journey

Phoebe Forio, Verint Systems, Inc., originally presented 17 December 2014

Structured Authoring and Minimalism. Just what you need to get your content in shape and under control. But how do you get there from here? This webinar follows the adventures of one writer and her team of handpicked side-kicks as they planned and began their journey from the familiar, unstructured book formats of FrameMaker to the very unfamiliar world of topic-based writing, DITA, and XML. Attend this webinar to find out how creative problem-solving can help you get past the technical, political, logistical, and even emotional challenges and obstacles you can encounter even on a well-planned journey.


Lean & Mean Translation Machine

Terena Bell, In Every Language, originally presented 10 December 2014

Apply Lean and Six Sigma to translation? Sure! Using real client case studies, Terena Bell of In Every Language shows how manufacturers and others can apply Lean and Six Sigma to web and document content, turning translation from a cost center into a profit driver.


If Your Content Could Talk...

Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems, originally presented 3 December 2014

If your content could talk, what would it say to you? The reality is that your content is talking to you all the time. If you learn to listen to your content, you will learn how to use it as a distinct advantage. Join this session to learn techniques for using your content to drive positive customer perceptions and boost sales for your organization.