SkillTech Seminar in St. Louis-Const. Online Docs

Subject: SkillTech Seminar in St. Louis-Const. Online Docs
From: Linda Gallagher <73654 -dot- 1420 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 19:22:26 EST

Techwr-lers,

The St. Louis chapter of STC is offering the SkillTech Seminar:
Constructing Online Documentation.

Date: Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 1996

Location: A. G. Edwards & Sons
1 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri

Instructor: Dr. Conrad Gottfredson

Cost: STC Members $545
Nonmembers $595
Full-time students $345

Note: Cost includes workbook and other seminar materials,
instruction, lunch, and beverage. Fees increase $50 after
March 1, 1996.

This is the same seminar SkillTech offers for $696. The
St. Louis chapter is able to offer it for less because the
training site and equipment are being donated by A.G. Edwards
& Sons and because the chapter is handling the logistics.

Send the registration form (at the end of the message)
and your check or money order (no credit cards, sorry) payable to
The Society for Technical Communication to:
STC Seminar Manager, PO Box 410090, Creve Coeur,
MO 63141.

Seminar Agenda

Establishing your online documentation strategy
- The 10 laws of online documentation
- What is online documentation and what kinds of online
documents are there?
- The electronic perfomance support spectrum
- What roles can online documents play?
- How do readers access, manage, and use information?
- Understanding the costs and potential savings of online documentation.

Applying principles that make a difference
- How to organize electronic information.
- How to create a consistent reader interface
- How to use visuals, color, and type to improve readability
- Additional interface design strategies to improve user friendliness
- Guidelines for creating and including hypertext links

Choosing the right delivery tool
- Primary delivery technology categories
- Hypertext tools, authoring systems, text retrieval, and Web tools
- The technology capability profile: how to build and use it
- Strategies for choosing the right technologies for your task

Creating online documents
- a comprehensive process methodology
- How to create online help, coaches, tutorials, and total
text documents
- Strategies for incorporating multimedia into your online
documentation

Seminar Cancellation: If the seminar must be canceled or postponed
for any rewaon, we will provide as much notice as possible.
Neither SkillTech nor STC can be held liable for nonrefundable
travel tickets in the unlikely event of a course cancellation.

If You Must Cancel: Cancellations must be made in writing by
fax to 314-273-5486. We will refund the full fee if you cancel
10 or more working days prior to the start of the seminar.
If you cancel with less than 10 working days notice, we
reseerve the rirht to assess a $100 handling fee. No refunds
will be made for no-shows. Substitutions are allowed.

Area Hotels: Attendees from out of town must make their
own hotel arrangements. The following hotels are nearby:

- Courtyard by Marrott 800-228-9290
- Hyatt-Regency at UnionStation 800-233-1234

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Registration Form

Name_____________________________

Company______________________________

Address__________________________________

_________________________________________

__________________________________________

Telephone_______________________________

Fax_______________________________________


Select one:
o STC member, $545 enclosed
o Nonmember, $595 enclosed
o Full-time student, $345 enclosed

Amount enclosed $__________________

Payment Method: ___________________________

Alll fees are payable before the start of the seminar.
On a space-available basis, walk-in registration is acceptable.

Upon receipt of payment, a confirmation number will be
mailed or faxed.

To register additional attendees, please copy the form
and submit one form per attendee. Before mailing,
STC suggests you copy you completed for for
your records.

For further information about the seminar or to inquire
about your reservation, call the St. Louis chapter
Hotline at 314-567-8875 and leave a specific
message including your telephone number(s).

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Please do *not* send e-mail to me. I am posting this message, but
do not have more information.

Linda Gallagher - Certified Doc-To-Help Consultant
TechCom Plus


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