Tag Archives: networking

Should I Join STC?

I’ve never really discussed membership in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) because of my own mixed feelings about STC or organizations like it. I have been a member, off and on, am not one currently, but might be one again … Continue reading

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How to Stand Out in Your Profession

I talked about standing out a bit in my blog on resume writing, but this will be an element in the book-in-progress, so I thought I’d take another, more detailed whack at it.

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Coworking as Community-Building

This is a bit off-topic for this blog, but trust me: the connections to freelance technical writing will become clear.

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How to Make Small Talk in Business Networking Situations

Introverts–of which I am one–usually dread small talk.* In general, “small talk” is simply idle chatter that is designed to interact superficially without asking deep or personal questions about the other person.

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Making Connections

I really don’t know where I picked up the habit of helping others connect, but I’ve been doing it since at least the early ’90s. A lady friend was at odds about what to do with her career, so I … Continue reading

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Conference Networking

I’m attending the 43rd Space Congress this week, so today’s blurb will be short. If you’re interested in my thoughts/notes from the event, I’ll post them next week.

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Networking Online: How and Why You Should Make the Most of It

At the suggestion of reader and fellow technical communication consultant Larry Kunz, I thought I’d elaborate a bit on the use of networking to find full-time employment or customers.

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