Members of STC South Jersey got together last week at Famous Dave’s in Cherry Hill, NJ. Clockwise from bottom left are Sonina Matteo, Gary Sternberg, Barrie Byron, Beth Hopp, Elizabeth Kuehn, and Mark Ploegstra. Also attending but not pictured was Lois Harwood.
We now have a Google-based, interactive event calendar on our website. The calendar is near the bottom of our home page. You can obtain details about an event by clicking on the entry in the calendar.
Here is a list of our currently scheduled activities:
- 9/26 – South Jersey Networking Group
- 10/17 – Chapter Meeting
- 11/13 – Chapter Meeting
- 12/7 – Consensus Judging Day
- 12/8 – Holiday Potluck (afternoon)
- 3/22 – Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference
We will keep you posted with more details about these events.
The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference will be on Saturday, March 22 at the Giant Community Center in Willow Grove. Mark your calendars. We will be sending out a call for proposals soon!
Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Proposals – What to Say, How to Say It, and How Much to Charge
A proposal can be terrifying. If it is off-base, you probably just wrote yourself off the candidate list. What if you propose something too expensive? What if you underestimate the complexity of the project and quote a price that is too low? Conni will share some approaches that should make you feel more comfortable and confident when writing a proposal.
Conni will discuss the structure of a proposal template and how to adapt to different situations, such as Request for Proposal responses, Statements of Work, and Letters of Agreement. The audience is encouraged to bring their own questions – whether as a developer of a proposal or a developer of a Request for Proposal.
About the Presenter
Constance Billé, M.Ed., has developed and negotiated proposals from both the vendor and the purchaser perspective for more than 30 years while producing performance improvement programs, multimedia learning courseware and technical information in the software, pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial and hospitality industries and for government and nonprofit organizations.
She is currently helping the City of Philadelphia implement its Green Cities, Clean Waters program, and previously served as Director of Organizational Development and Training for LRA Worldwide. Earlier, she held management and professional positions at SAP, Towers Perrin and IMS Health.
To learn more about the Society for Technical Communication Philadelphia Metro Chapter, please visit www.stcpmc.org.