STC-SM chapter members, please vote for your council officers from now through May 31. Please check for an email from electionbuddy.com containing your link to this year’s ballot. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail and spam mailboxes. If you did not receive that email, please email our Nominations Committee chair, and she will look into it.
We got a note from NEOSTC, the Northeastern Ohio chapter, letting us know that they have posted their March newsletter, Lines & Letters. There are several interesting articles, including the President’s Column, which has a very nice list of reasons to join NEOSTC or any other local STC chapter when you join STC.
Ignite UX 2018 will be at Live, 102 S. First St., in downtown Ann Arbor, on March 20, 2018; doors will open at 6 p.m., and admission is free.
We sat there frozen! What just happened?
Our speaker, Bonnie Tew, had just shaken her head, said “I am sorry, I just can’t do this…,” and walked out of the room. She had our full attention when she walked back in. She wanted to know if we had ever felt like that. Many of us nodded our heads in agreement.
Please join us on Thursday, February 15, for our program, Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety. Does the thought of public speaking make you break into a cold sweat? Do you panic when your supervisor calls on you unexpectedly during a meeting? Do you cringe when you’re asked to speak at a social gathering? You are not alone; most of us experience anxiety when speaking in front of others, but we don’t have to. Continue reading “Overcome Your Speaking Anxiety”
All STC members receive the anniversary rate when they register for the STC Summit in Orlando, Florida, by 31 January. If you need an incentive to join, this is a good one.
New member applications takes at least 48 hours to process, so join STC by this weekend, and then register for the Summit on Tuesday!
West Metro Detroit WordPress, a meetup, launched in Plymouth on January 9 at Grand Traverse Pie. Meetups are planned for the third Tuesday of each month and are open to everyone who uses WordPress, from business owners to bloggers, writers, tech communicators, photographers, designers, developers, digital strategists, etc.
The next meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, at Grand Traverse Pie in Plymouth; event details will be posted soon.
This year Ignite UX will be on Tuesday, March 20, in downtown Ann Arbor. What is Ignite UX? Back-to back presentations, each consisting of 20 slides in five minutes on any UX topic. The slides will advance relentlessly. Will you keep up?
Submit your talk idea by January 24, 2018. You will need to propose a title and description, each no longer than a tweet—140 characters.
Our friends in northeast Ohio have posted their November 2017 Lines & Letters. Lines & Letters won an Apex award for the fourth time in June 2017, so check it out.
STC-SM’s November 30 program will be about writing for translation: what is it that translators need from a source text in order to translate that information into a high-quality target text? Forefront Corporation’s founder, Elke Kramer, will present the information you need to be sure that your documentation is ready for translation. Continue reading “November Program: Writing for Translation”