NEO STC’s First Fall Program Will Feature Bernard Aschwanden

NEO STC has sent out a Save-the-Date note to let us know that Bernard Aschwanden, STC Associate Fellow and  Past President, as well as an Adobe Certified Expert, will be presenting at Northeast Ohio STC’s  Saturday, September 22, program. Bernard deals with all sorts of things pertaining to structured documents and CCMS.

There will be more information about this program later, so check their NEO STC’s website.

Election Results for the 2018 Election

Everyone ran unopposed; there were no write-in candidates. Here are the results:

  • President: Alison Phillips
  • Vice President: Katherine Baeckeroot
  • Treasurer: Patricia Gómez Martz
  • Secretary: Heather Shelly
  • Nominations: Maryann Bowen

Our turnout was 35%.

If you are curious about what goes on at our meetings, please join us at a Council meeting—the general business meeting and final meeting of this program year is on June 14 in Ann Arbor—or join us in the coming program year. Members are always welcome.

We will be setting the dates for the next program year’s Council meetings at our August meeting, and posting them soon after. If you have ideas for programs that you would like to attend or topics that you think would be of interest email your ideas to the Council by August 15 for consideration.

Program Recap: Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

We sat there frozen! What just happened?

Our speaker, Bonnie Tew, had just shaken her head, said “I am sorry, I just can’t do this…,” and walked out of the room. She had our full attention when she walked back in. She wanted to know if we had ever felt like that. Many of us nodded our heads in agreement.

Photograph taken at February 15 program, Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety.
Bonnie Tew, speaking to STC-SM members and guests about public-speaking anxiety.

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Overcome Your Speaking Anxiety

Please join us on Thursday, February 15, for our program, Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety. Does the thought of public speaking make you break into a cold sweat? Do you panic when your supervisor calls on you unexpectedly during a meeting? Do you cringe when you’re asked to speak at a social gathering? You are not alone; most of us experience anxiety when speaking in front of others, but we don’t have to. Continue reading “Overcome Your Speaking Anxiety”

West Metro Detroit WordPress Launches

West Metro Detroit WordPress, a meetup, launched in Plymouth on January 9 at Grand Traverse Pie. Meetups are planned for the third Tuesday of each month and are open to everyone who uses WordPress, from business owners to bloggers, writers, tech communicators, photographers, designers, developers, digital strategists, etc.

The next meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, at Grand Traverse Pie in Plymouth; event details will be posted soon.

Ignite UX Proposal Deadline Is Fast Approaching

This year Ignite UX will be on Tuesday, March 20, in downtown Ann Arbor. What is Ignite UX? Back-to back presentations, each consisting of 20 slides in five minutes on any UX topic. The slides will advance relentlessly. Will you keep up?

Submit your talk idea by January 24, 2018. You will need to propose a title and description, each no longer than a tweet—140 characters.