Storytelling for business success for technical writers

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STC TC Communicator
Published by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
December 2017, Volume 4, Issue 4

Tell Me About Yourself:
A Webinar with Esther Choy

Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55406

December 12, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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About Esther Choy

Technical communication professionals translate the language of a complex world, relate technical concepts to a broader audience, and persuade that audience to take action. Yet when we’re asked to share information about ourselves, many of us feel stumped and fumble for words.

Since the dawn of time, our ancestors told stories to inform and influence. Our own story can help us build our influence. In this 60-minute interactive webinar, Esther Choy, author of the new book, Let the Story Do the Work, leads you through her Storytelling Process to help you capture the essence of your value, weave critical data in a narrative format, and tell endless brief and brilliant stories. Next time someone asks you to “Tell me about yourself,” you’ll know exactly what to say!




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Join STC for “Learning Environment Modeling Language: The New Language of Learning Design” with Phylise Banner.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern
Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Intended Audience
Instructional designers at the practitioner level, academics, students, and explorers.

About the Speaker: Phylise Banner
Phylise Banner is a learning experience designer with over 25 years of vision, action, and leadership experience in transformational teaching and learning approaches within academia and industry. A pioneer in online learning, she regularly seeks out and embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging pedagogies and technologies in order to best serve learners, and to create vibrant and engaged communities of practice. She is an Adobe Education Leader, STC Fellow, performance storyteller, avid angler, aviation enthusiast, and currently training to be a private pilot. She is also the proud owner of a 1967 Amphicar. Find out more at

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The STC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the preliminary slate of candidates for the 2018 Society election: 

  • Jane Wilson to automatically succeed from the office of Vice President
Vice President
  • Pam Brewer
  • Ben Woelk
  • Kirsty Taylor
Director (any two)
  • Ramesh Aiyyangar
  • Alisa Bonsignore
  • Todd DeLuca
  • Mak Pandit
Nominating Committee (any two)
  • Jackie Damrau
  • MK Grueneberg
  • Li-At Rathbun
​The Society election is scheduled to open on 26 February and close on 9 March 2018. To be eligible to vote, members must have paid their dues by 1 February 2018.
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