November: Social Media and the Technical Communicator

Social-MediaJoin us Tuesday, November 19 to learn what social media means to the Technical Communicator and which social media are key. We’ll explore Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to see how they work, how to set up accounts, and their effective use in your career.

Tuesday, November 19
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Portillo’s
1500 Butterfield Rd
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

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Registration includes a buffet dinner with several of Portillo’s customer favorites:

  • Two different salads
  • Italian Beef and Mostaccioli
  • Two different sides
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Soft drinks, coffee, and tea

During our presentation, each of our speakers will discuss their experience in using Social Media in their careers. They will provide step-by-step instructions to create an account and share best practices, tips, and tricks for each of the media types.

If you currently use one or more of the Social Media, join and share your experience. You may even pick up a few new pointers to increase your social media know-how.

Twitter – Adam Evans

Adam_EvansAdam Evans is the Technical Documentation Manager at kCura, where he oversees the software documentation process. When he’s not at work, he’s serving as the Communication Committee manager for STC Chicago where he uses social media to spread the word. He’s used Twitter for over five years to network and stay up-to-speed on the latest technical communication trends. Just as Twitter has evolved and changed, so has Adam’s approach to social media, which he’ll share with you on November 19!

Facebook – MaryKay Grueneberg

MKheadshot10-2013MaryKay “MK” Grueneberg is a Sr. Member of STC who is active at the local level in STC Chicago as well as at the society level. This year marks her 30th year in the field of technical communication as a writer and editor. The emergence of social media is changing our view on communication. MK will take a look at Facebook and will explore its effect on our roles and responsibilities as technical communicators.

LinkedIn – Chris Hester

36768f6Chris Hester is an independent consultant and has worked with organizations on content strategy, content management, and software implementation projects. She is an Associate Fellow of STC, a member of STC Chicago, and has presented at local and national conferences. She is currently the conference chair of STC’s 2014 Technical Communication Summit.

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