Thursday, April 10, 2008

Get dressed, we're going to a party

On April 22 the Atlanta STC chapter is having its annual awards banquet. Holly Harkness has gone all out to make it a stupendous evening (by that I mean the food will be good, we're going to Maggiano's).

So here's my question: If you are not getting an award, why go to this event? Here are my thoughts:

  • If you only go to church once a year, it's usually on Easter Sunday. It lets you remind yourself what religion you belong to, and you get to see everybody all looking nice. If you haven't been going to STC meetings, this is a good one to go to for the same reasons.
  • An awards banquet is about professional excellence. Hey, that's why you joined a professional society in the first place. This could be the most important meeting you attend. (And if you're not a member, this is a great way to get introduced.)
  • The winning entries are on display. This is the best way to survey what the current standards of "best practices" are.
  • You'll be networking with the thought and practice leaders in the area.

Remember when being a tech writer was fun? Join me at the awards banquet and let's have fun again.

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