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STC TC Communicator
Published by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
                                                                                                                                                               October 2016, Volume 2, Issue 10
Networking and Social Media: 
Are these positive multipliers in your life? Or not? Why not?

An Interactive Networking Event
Presented by STC TC

Do you have your foot in the door or is it just holding you up? For anyone who has delved into the world of social media and come out feeling tossed around and unsure if you want to get back into the fray, this meeting will set you right-side up, and get you oriented and network savvy.

Enjoy an evening of informed conversation about LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, groups and pages as they relate to classic networking.

  • Sign up at our Social Media Roundtables
  • Show others what you do with social media - bring your phone or laptop
  • Ramp up your LinkedIn life
  • Find out about Do's and Don'ts
  • Understand when to share and when to ask
Tuesday, October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
>Free Parking in Ramp


Register Online

Members: Tell us Your Stories!

STC TC is conducting interviews with as many of our members as possible. Even though you are busy, providing us an informational interview furthers your ability to create your personal brand. Consider this a great way to market yourself and keep your network strong! Ask Peggy Sanchez, Senior Manager of the Technical Publications department at Cray, Inc. She's a pro at this!

Too busy? Write your story in your own words, and send it to us. We will market for you by sharing your story on our social media channels. And you can decide exactly what gets posted.

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. 
 --Oscar Wilde

Questions? Contact Lily Keire at

Send us a story via e-mail to

A Call for Volunteers and Leaders!

Interested in joining a committee? Check out our Committee Brochure.

We have openings in:

  • Communications (social media and marketing)
  • Operations (organizing meetings, food, and technical setup)
  • Outreach (networking with our members)

Consider investing one hour a month as a volunteer to help make STC TC strong.


Updated STC TC Website Coming Soon!

STC Twin Cities is planning to migrate over to an updated website built with WordPress. It is contingent on STC getting their update done first, so we will keep you informed as things progress. 

Our new site will have a new look but it includes all the same information for both current members and people considering joining the community.

For questions, e-mail:


We launched a new Facebook Page on August 1, 2016

We are sharing useful and interesting information about our community, and we look forward to your comments and feedback.

We're looking for new members of our community - technical communicators of all industries are welcome. We're also hoping for our current members to engage, get involved, network, and share information. That's you!

Visit our new Facebook page

Like the page to get notified of new postings!

STC Certification: Twin Cities CPTCä Class Set for December

Training for the Certified Professional Technical Communicator - Foundation Level is coming! This two-day class is tentatively scheduled for early December 2016 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

The class will cover nine core areas of technical communication and prepare you for the certification exam. An APMG-accredited CPTC trainer, Chris Hester, will lead the class.

Chris is a communications professional who has delivered successful content strategy, training, and knowledge management projects to clients in the advertising, entertainment, financial, pharmaceutical, and technological industries.

If you are interested in attending a public class, scheduling a private class for your organization, or learning more about certification, contact Chris at

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