November 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM
November 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM
How to Write Fast Under Pressure
Imagine two types of technical writers: Mopey Moe and Speedy Didi. The quality of their final drafts isn’t all that different—but their attitudes are worlds apart. Moe puts off writing assignments, begins them without a plan, drafts laboriously, feels discouraged, and lacks confidence. Didi gets things done. She immediately sees the path to the end of a writing, drafts quickly, and exudes confidence.
What’s the difference? While Moe brings a lot of bad history into his writing assignments, Didi sees each writing job as a process just like any other job, from assembling a bike to painting a room to changing the oil in her car. This webinar is about making you a Speedy Didi—developing the attitude necessary to approach any writing situation with a useful strategy. You will learn to position all your work-related writing into one of three categories based on level of complexity, and create messages using practical techniques. While this program focuses on writing efficiency (speed), the process will also improve writingeffectiveness (quality). After employing the tips described in this webinar, you will:
- Get started with a clear sense of direction—beginning with the end in mind.
- Learn writing skill techniques for hitting the ground running.
- Employ practical time-management techniques for reducing revision time in business communication.
- Maximize your writing time by employing time-proven best practices in business writing.
- Cultivate a can-do attitude essential to writing fast and well while editing style guides in a fast-paced workplace.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do education events take place?
Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).
A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.
When will I receive the Adobe Connect instructions for an event?
Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.
Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.
To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect 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.
I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?
Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC's course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.
If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.
I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.
I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable. Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.
I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?
STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.
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