2016 STC Summit Report – Kim Lindsey

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l-r: Kim Lindsey and Jill McCauslin

The 2016 STC Summit in Anaheim California was a great experience. Our chapter was recognized as a Silver Award recipient, as this photo shows.

Most of the educational sessions I attended were focused on e-learning and/or video, and I learned something new in every one. For example, one presenter indicated that there are actual metrics to prove that scenarios work best with no more than six steps. That seems like common sense, but it’s good to know that it can be proven statistically. Another excellent session had to do with leveraging the editing process to mentor new writers. I expect to put one particular tip into practice: use Camtasia to record my screen and spoken comments while editing a draft, then provide the video to the other writer as (asynchronous) coaching. Brilliant!

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Kim Lindsey

The Awards Reception on Tuesday evening was very special for me, as I received my Associate Fellow award at that time. It was truly an honor to be included in such an illustrious “AF” class. (This photo was taken by NEO STC friend Sherri Henkin – Thanks Sherri!)

Next year’s Summit is in Washington DC and I strongly encourage all members and friends of our chapter to consider attending. I hope to submit at least one proposal to speak next year – you should too!