Finding Your Groove in the Brave New World

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Have you wondered what skills it took to stay steadily employed as a technical communicator? If you’ve thought about going back to school, what are the best skills to learn or programs to take to get the best bang for your educational buck?

Join STC-PSC on Tuesday, October 17 as Steyer’s CEO and Owner Kate Walton gives a presentation on the changes in the competencies that tech comm professionals need to be equipped with. This presentation will include the major impacts on the tech comm profession in the rapidly developing business world, hiring managers’ responses to these trends and pressures, and insights into new skillsets that are in demand.

Presentation

On the one hand, it’s a great time to be a tech comm professional: throughout the ranks of senior management, there is a growing understanding that good technical content is integral to a good customer experience. The technology needed to create useful, dynamic content is cheaper and easier to use than ever before. And we have scads of data to guide us: in theory, we now have access to the insights and feedback needed to create literally The Best Content Ever.

So why are so many tech comm professionals feeling the opposite of exhilarated? Why is there a streak of deep-seated unease in our profession? Because it’s also a profoundly confusing time: many companies are re-thinking how best to produce and manage their content, new skillsets are in demand, and pay rates have shifted considerably. Many tech comm professionals naturally feel overwhelmed trying to find their footing on such shifting sands, and it can help considerably to have a guided tour, complete with tips on how to survive and thrive in this brave new world.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What factors (technological, economic, social, political, etc.) are most impacting the tech comm world
  • How hiring managers are responding to these trends and pressures
  • What this means for tech comm talent
  • How cutting-edge tech comm professionals are equipping and positioning themselves for success

Speaker: Kate Walton, CEO and Owner, Steyer Content

Date: Tuesday, October 17th

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Address: Ada Developer’s Academy

1215 4th Avenue, Suite 1050
Seattle, WA 98161

Cost: $10.00

To register: Click here to register by EOD on October 15th.

Event Agenda
  • 6-6:45 Socializing, Refreshments and drinks
  • 6:45 – 7:00 Announcements and Business
  • 7:00-8:00 Presentation
  • 8:00-8:10 Q&A
  • 8:10-8:25 Cleanup and Networking
  • 8:30 End
About the Speaker

Kate Walton Owner of Steyer ContentWith over 20 years of experience managing content services, Kate Walton, Steyer’s hands-on CEO and Owner, is a lifelong content geek. She has worked as a corporate writer and communications consultant; she has also managed large content teams in a range of environments, including: boutique agencies, multinational corporations, tech start-ups, and global consultancies. Equipped with a B.A. from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Wharton, she’s a passionate humanist, a sharp strategist, an operational wonk, and a credentialed facilitator with a zest for building teams that excel. In addition, Kate is the founder of Work Stew, an online collection of essays and interviews in which people ponder their work lives. These days, she spends most of her free time taking to the stage as a storyteller; this past spring in Seattle, she was featured in The Moth’s GrandSlam.

 

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Date: October 17
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $10
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Venue

ADA Developer’s Academy

1215 4th Avenue, Suite 1050
Seattle, WA 98161 United States

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Schedule

  • 6-6:45 Socializing, Refreshments and drinks
  • 6:45 – 7:00 Announcements and Business
  • 7:00-8:00 Presentation
  • 8:00-8:10 Q&A
  • 8:10-8:25 Cleanup and Networking
  • 8:30 End
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