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Thursday, 24 September 1998

Topic: "Follow the Arrows: Lessons from the Circus"

About the Event

When you go to the circus, you see a spectacular show: clowns, acrobats, jugglers, musicians, and more cooperate to produce wonderful entertainment. Behind that show, however, is a well-oiled machine that plans the show, hires the performers, and moves tons of equipment and people. Regardless of weather, road conditions, or people problems, the show must go on. Mary Wise will share some of her experiences as a circus clown and show you how, when you look closely, technical communication is a lot like the circus.

Speakesr' Handouts and Presentations

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Speaker

Mary R. Wise has been a technical communicator for over 15 years. She is currently Manager of Instructional Design for Manugistics, Inc., where she directs the development of all the course materials used to train clients, consultants, and business partners. Mary now serves STC as First Vice President. Previously, she has been Second Vice President, Director-Sponsor of Region 2, Program Manager of the 40th Annual Conference, and member of the Conference Advisory Committee. Although she was a clown in a previous life, Mary knew she was destined for technical communication because her name is a complete, though ungrammatical, sentence.


7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration, networking
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Presentation


Choice of (1) Boneless Breast of Chicken, broiled, served with fresh vegetables and rice pilaf, topped with a light natural sauce or (2) Pasta Primavera.

Both entrees are served with a garden salad; rolls and butter; sherbet; coffee or tea.


photo of Holiday Inn Silver Spring

$24 with advance reservations
$26 at the door


Holiday Inn Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Phone: 301-589-8777

Map and directions to Holiday Inn Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD.

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