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Technical Communications Skills Map

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Technical Communications Skills Map | Red Gate Software Development.

Have you wondered about the job possibilities available to you as a technical communicator? This skills map by Brian Harris provides a great view of where core techcomm skills can take you.

Are there any areas you would add? For me, information security fits into both domain expertise and risk management.

The Society for Technical Communication provides a great place to learn about techcomm and develop the networking connections to take you along your career path. If you’re interested in techcomm, check us out.

 

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Ben Woelk Receives STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award | STC Rochester Chapter

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Ben Woelk Receives STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award | STC Rochester Chapter.

Ben Woelk receiving the DCSAI was truly humbled and honored to receive the Society for Technical Communication‘s Distinguished Chapter Service Award (DCSA) for my work over the last few years with the Rochester Chapter.

The citation on the award reads:

For your unwavering dedication, willingness to initiate innovative activities, and wholehearted support of the success of the Rochester Chapter.

Volunteering with STC Rochester has provided an opportunity to gain leadership skills and discover my talents. I encourage you to serve in your community.

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Get On Board! Entraining Volunteers

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I’m delivering the presentation below as part of a progression at Summit 2013 Leadership Day in Atlanta. Summit Leadership Day provides STC community leaders with the knowledge and guidance they need to lead successful communities, both geographic chapters and SIGs.

Volunteers are the heart of the community. They enable us to offer meaningful services to our members. However, getting volunteers can be challenging. Issuing a cattle call doesn’t usually lead to good results. Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y all have different priorities that you must consider when recruiting them.

Personally, I’ve found volunteering in leadership in my local chapter (Rochester) to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career. Volunteering has stretched me and equipped me as a better leader. I don’t have a magic formula. However, STC Rochester fills 8-10 council positions each year. That’s more than 10% of the community engaged in leadership.

This presentation provides strategies and tactics for recruiting and retaining volunteers.

 

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