P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: May 29

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on May 29 (7 p.m. ET)!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Register here.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

Quick Guide: P&P SIG Happenings at the Summit!

The P&P SIG and members will be active at this month’s Summit in Bloomington, Minn., offering everything from special giveaways (aka Summit swag) to a P&P panel discussion. Check out this “Quick Guide to P&P SIG Happenings at the Summit.” Summit dates are Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19.

P&P SIG Fun Stuff (open to all Summit attendees)

Schedule information may change. For the latest content, please check the conference app.

Friday – Sunday
Say hello to Tricia Spayer, P&P SIG leader, and Monte, P&P SIG’s mascot, during the Summit and receive a fun gift. Available while supplies last.

Saturday, Summit Dine-Around (time & restaurant TBD)
Join hosts Tricia Spayer and Ann Marie Queeney at a restaurant for socializing and conversation.

Friday – Sunday, CAC Table, Expo Hall
Stop by for a special P&P SIG give-away! Available while supplies last. Sign the P&P SIG roster sheet.

P&P Members’ Programs at the Summit!

P&P SIG members will be presenting on a wide variety of topics, including a panel on Friday with Kelly Smith, John Clement, and Marilyn Woelk providing an insider’s perspective on P&P in their respective fields. Schedule information may change. For the latest content, please check the conference app. For multiple speakers, P&P SIG members’ names are bolded.

Here is the schedule.

 

P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: April 24

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on April 24 (7 p.m. ET)!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Register here.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

P&P SIG member to present STC webinar

Tricia Spayer, STC Fellow and P&P SIG leadership team member, is presenting an STC webinar on March 26, 1 – 2 p.m., “Mind Mapping Your Way to Organized Success.”

Tricia has used and taught Mind Mapping for seven years. This impactful tool allows her to organize thousands of topics, design web sites, and whip up presentations within minutes.

For more information: Click here.

P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: March 27

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on March 27 at 7 p.m. ET!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Register here.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

Feedback Needed for Upcoming Webinar

In response to our membership survey that identified the importance of educational opportunities, the leadership team is working on offering a webinar on AI.

The presenter would like to know how P&P SIG members are currently using AI and their concerns so she can focus the presentation on members’ needs.

Help shape the webinar’s content by completing our two-question survey! We would appreciate your comments by March 17.

Survey link

P&P SIG Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who responded to P&P’s 2024 Survey this January. The goal of P&P’s leadership is to provide members with opportunities they find most valuable, and your responses will help inform programming for the upcoming year. Interested to see how everyone responded and how yours compared? Check out the results below.

Which P&P initiatives do you find valuable?

    • 80% – Educational webinars
    • 20% – Virtual meetups

How can the P&P SIG help you more in 2024?

    • 40% – Opportunities to build skills and portfolio
    • 40% – Educational opportunities, i.e. webinars and panels
    • 20% – Networking opportunities and community building

What topics are you most interested in learning about? (could select more than one)

    • 80% – New and emerging trends
    • 60% – Career advancement
    • 40% – Best practices and tips

It’s exciting to see how interested our members are in educational and career development opportunities. With all of the changes our industry is experiencing, from figuring out how to adopt AI and the continual expansion of our roles as technical communicators, it makes sense!

P&P leadership is eager to start planning events and educational webinars. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, ideas, or feedback. We’re excited for all we’ll do as a SIG in 2024!

~Melissa Pagnotta, P&P SIG Membership Manager

Virtual Meet & Greet: February 29

Join the P&P SIG for conversation, tech comm talk, and networking for a Leap Year Meet & Greet on February 29 at 7 p.m. ET!

Don’t miss this event or you will need to wait four more years!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

Are you a leapling or leaper (born on a Leap Day)? Join us and receive a surprise gift!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Registration Link.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

‘Where in the World is Monte, the P&P SIG Mascot’ Answer to January’s Contest

Location: Grand Canyon

Winner: No winner this month.

P&P SIG mascot Monte in a nature scene. Readers are asked to guess where he is as part of the P&P SIG's fun monthly contest, "Where in the World is Monte?"
Can you guess where Monte is in this photo?

After a fabulous Summit in Phoenix in 2014, I took a full-day excursion to the Grand Canyon, with members Lisa Mileusnich and Tricia Spayer.

We toured the South Rim and enjoyed many fabulous views.

It’s always fun to add a side trip to a Summit. It helps cement fond memories of the Summit.

I am off on an adventure this month so there is no February photo contest. See you at the Summit in May!

~Monte Carlo

January Contest: “Where in the World is Monte, the P&P SIG Mascot?”

Tricia Spayer has posted another fun photo of me, your world traveling mascot.

File photo of Monte, the P&P SIG mascot
Monte Carlo

Guess where in the world I am in the photo below. Good luck!

The closest (and most precise) guess wins! Example: if I post a Summit photo, and participants guess ‘Colorado,’ ‘Denver,’ and ‘Hyatt Regency Denver,’ then the most precise answer (Hyatt Regency Denver) wins.

Please note: Only P&P SIG members are eligible to participate in the contest.

Here is January’s photo. Contest directions follow.

P&P SIG mascot Monte in a nature scene. Readers are asked to guess where he is as part of the P&P SIG's fun monthly contest, "Where in the World is Monte?"
Can you guess where Monte is in this photo?

To participate:

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