By Jamie Gillenwater | Career & Leadership Track Manager I am excited about the sessions in this year’s Career & Leadership track for the STC Summit. The reviewers sorted through more than 50 session proposals in this track alone to bring amazing presenters and topics so you can Gain the Edge to Get Results! If you have always dreamed of entering the world of independent contracting, check out Chris Hester’s “Tactics, Taxes, and Trust: Lessons from the Freelancing Front.” She shares her experience with lessons she learned the hard way so you can learn the same lessons the easy way. Alisa Bonsignore will give additional business tips tailored for introverts in her “Introverted Entrepreneurship: Leverage Your Strengths to Build a Successful Business” session. She addresses the differences between introverts and extroverts, along with how introverts can use their traits for success. If you are ready for your next career move, consider “To Manage or Not to Manage: That is the Career Path Question” with Meredith Kramer. She challenges attendees with questions as they work through the decisions for moving toward or away from a management opportunity. If you aren’t ready for a big transition, but want to improve your day-to-day work, Kit Brown-Hoekstra shares her five ideas to do the right things well in “Productivity Hacks for Technical Communicators.” She discusses how to stop being busy and start being productive. In her session, “We Stoop to Conqquer: Adjusting to Mediocrity,” Li-At Rathbun explains that there are times when we must do the best we can with what we have. Her session will include opportunities for attendees to share their experience from the trenches! The STC Summit is the place to be if you are starting your own technical communication business, are ready to move into management, or just need some tips to make it through the work week. You are sure to meet fellow technical communicators who can help you find your path to career success. To see the entire STC Summit schedule, go to http://summit.stc.org/schedule/. I look forward to seeing you there!
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