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Recognition is a powerful motivator

We all crave recognition.

How do we get it? The first step is to join something that you believe in, that you want to be a part of, and that you want to contribute to.

I am an Associate Fellow and active member of the international Society for Technical Communication (STC). Our STC members are professionals all over the world, with membership in virtual Special Interest Group (SIG) or geographic communities. I am competitions manager, frequent presenter, and active member in my home chapter: STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. I’m also a member and volunteer leader in the STC Palm Beaches Chapter.

Earning recognition starts with taking actions and keeping accurate records. I’m pleased to share the exciting news that our STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter has earned recognition as a Community of Excellence for sponsoring a respected regional conference, embracing social media to enhance communication with members, seeking improvements to chapter operations, and promoting the value of STC membership.

Does your organization do great things? Keep records, apply for recognition, and toot your horn. It feels good to bask in the light of recognition. Keep shining.

About Barrie Byron

Innovative information developer specializing in presenting complex ideas in ways that are clear and concise. Persistent optimist, intrepid adventurer, mentor. Builder of relationships, connecting friends and peers to people they want to know. Social duct tape and generator of goodwill. Follow me on twitter @barriebyron


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