Michelle Chin shows us how to make a professional portfolio


At the #UserFocus2014 conferenc on October 17th, Michelle Chin made a presentation about building a professional portfolio that all technical communicators should see.

Highlights from this presentation include
• Let it go
• Inventory your work
• Show the process
• Create a project
• Design it well
• Tell a story
• Be unique
• Less is more

Have a portfolio to share? Come to Speed Mentoring and Portfolio Review on October 29th, show us your work, and get feedback from your fellow communicators.

Many thanks to our friends at The Washington DC Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA DC) for bringing such a great conference to the DC area and for sharing Michelle and her wisdom with us.

Join the STC IDL SIG for “Webinar School” on October 13, 2014

Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) SIG
Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) SIG

Dr. Elizabeth (Bette) Frick of the Text Doctor LLC will present tips for planning and delivering virtual meetings and training to members, clients, and employees.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 – 2:00 CDT CST
11:30 – 1:00 MDT
10:30 – 12:00 PDT

Payment Information:
$20 IDL SIG Member
$30 STC Member
$50 Non Member

For more information about the webinar and to register / pay, go to http://www.stcidlsig.org/events/ under Resources.  Updated

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Ideas and Notes from STC WDCB Summer Vision Day 2014

Photo of a spot at the beach with a chair, sunglasses, coconut drink with an umbrella

The recording for Summer Vision Day 2014 in in our list of podcasts in the sidebar.

Download the Summer Vision Day 2014 PowerPoint Slides (3.2 Mb .pptx).

During the meeting, we asked members to post ideas and needs for future events. Please use our WDCB website as a forum for sharing ideas.

  • What kinds of events would you like to see in the coming months?
  • What kinds of topics should we cover?
  • For what kinds of speakers should we look?

We asked to hear from you, the membership, and we mean it. What’s on your mind? What do you need?

Please share your thoughts here.