Benefits of Speaking
There are many benefits to giving a talk about technical communication topics with the NTLSC. Here are a few reasons why you should give it a try:
- Share your knowledge and expertise: Technical communication is a broad field, and there is always something new to learn. By giving a talk, you can share your knowledge and expertise with others, and help them to learn more about that area of technical communication.
- Build your reputation and credibility: Giving a talk at a conference or other event is a great way to build your reputation and credibility as a technical communicator. It shows that you are knowledgeable and passionate about your field, and that you are willing to share your expertise with others.
- Network with other professionals: Giving a talk is also a great way to meet and network with other technical communicators in STC and beyond. You can meet new people, learn about their work, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the field.
- Improve your public speaking skills: Giving a talk is a great way to improve your public speaking skills. You will learn how to organize your thoughts, deliver your message effectively, and engage your audience.
- Give back to the North Texas community: Technical communication is an important field, and businesses and organizations need to communicate effectively with their customers and users. By giving a talk, you can help promote technical communication and raise awareness of its importance.
How to speak at NTLSC Events
Reach out to the NTLSC president with your proposal for a speaking event. Anyone with experience in the latest communication techniques, technologies, approaches, and solutions is invited to submit. You do not need to be an NTLSC member to submit a proposal.
What if I’d like to talk about a product or service?
Vendor-led sessions that offer practical solutions for tech comm professionals, educators, and students. A talk should offer tangible advice for addressing common challenges plus may demonstrate how a specific commercial product or service can deliver the solution.
However, the talk should not simply constitute an advertisement or endorsement of the vendor’s offering(s). Talks should be targeted to one of the audience experience levels.
Speaker Topic Examples
- AI (Artificial intelligence)
- Application Program Interface
- Consulting & Independent Contracting
- Health & Medicine
- Instructional Design & Learning
- Solo Technical Communicator
- Policies & Procedures
- Technical Editing
- Usability & User Experience (UX)
- Women in TechComm
- Minorities in TechComm
Technical communicators can grow in their career while growing their network by attending conferences. Here are a few that NTLSC recommends.