Talking Points

Below are some of the talking points you can bring up with friends, colleagues, and coworkers when inviting them to join STC.

  • STC connects you to like-minded professionals on a global and local level.
  • STC is the #1 organization that brings all parties involved in the technical communication profession together.
  • Your fellow technical communicators can help with solutions to challenges that you experience in your work.
  • See job listings at the STC Job Bank online 14 days ahead of everyone else. This opportunity is a special benefit exclusive to members.
  • Educational opportunities such as live webinars, recorded seminars, and online certificate courses help expand your professional skills.
  • STC’s annual conference, the Technical Communication Summit, is the world’s largest gathering of technical communicators. It offers a impressive amount of practical and instructive information, as well as new resources relevant to every aspect of the field.
  • Members save over $500 off the registration rate to attend the Technical Communication Summit.
  • STC gives members preferred pricing on:
    • Annual Summit
    • Live and recorded webinars
    • Online certificate courses
    • Summit Playback
  • eSubscriptions to:
    • Intercom (magazine published 10 times annually)
    • Technical Communication (academic journal published quarterly)
    • STC's Notebook (STC's blog)
    • TechComm Today (biweekly eNewsletter with industry news and Society information)
  • STC has more than 80 chapters and 12 SIGs that offer opportunities for meeting both face-to-face with STC members in your geographic community and virtually with members in your areas of professional interest.
  • At only $10 per Special Interest Group, SIG members share common expertise, interests, and lessons learned. The interest groups are based on work functions or industry focus.
  • Connect with other technical communicators by joining a local chapter. Only $25 allows you to enjoy the benefits of local education and networking with a diverse focus.
  • Many chapters hold regularly scheduled meetings, sponsor local competitions, host a website, and publish a newsletter.