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STC TC Communicator
Published by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
December 2015, Volume 1, Special Issue 1


December Networking and Open Forum

Get in a networking mode and socialize with fellow technical communicators! Bring your business cards, and consider sharing your professional accomplishments, challenges, and other topics.

Come out on Tuesday, December 8th, to Timberlodge Steakhouse (Southtown), where you can network with other technical communicators.

Appetizers will be provided and attendance is free! Share in our open forum on professional topics.

To attend, register by Monday, December 7th at

For more information go to



Happy Holidays
from the
STC TC Leadership!
Barbara Beresford


Vice President


Gayle Werner,


Melissa Seaman


November Meeting Review

by Johanna Schels


In the last STC TC meeting on November 10th, we met Dodie Davis, a professional storyteller and guest speaker at special events and retreats.

Storytelling is powerful, Dodie said. The listener’s brain is hyper-active during storytelling and immediately creates associations via imagination, creating new thought patterns and an improved ability to memorize details. A never-ending bulleted PowerPoint presentations simply is no match for a good story.

Dodie suggests that storytelling can be easy. Capture your audience with the first sentence and strengthen your argument by presenting a smart conclusion. Tell the story in between and stay authentic.

Thank you, Dodie, for a wonderful time learning about storytelling when it counts.

Dodie's blog:

The meeting took place at our usual meeting site, Joule Microbusiness Network.

To learn more about Joule:
For directions:

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