November Panel Update

We are delighted that Chalice Randazzo, Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University, will be joining us. She completes our panel for the November 28 program. She will bring her perspective as someone who completed her bachelor’s degree and one year of her PhD online. See the full article on the November program for more information about our panelists and the program.

Upcoming Program: Part 2 of Face-to-Face Versus Computer-Mediated Communication

Since we spent the majority of our time on face-to-face communication last October, we will be continuing the discussion focussing on computer-mediated communication. Love it or hate it, we all have to work with it, at least sometimes. Bring your questions and join us at Lawrence Tech on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to continue our discussion. Please register by Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Our panelists will include:

  • Maryann Bowen, STC Associate Fellow and Senior Manager of Education and User Experience at Saphran, Inc.,
  • Steven D. Krause, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Eastern Michigan University, and
  • Rich Leazer, Manager, Documentation and Publishing Health Information Technology & Services, at University of Michigan, and
  • Chalice Randazzo, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Writing, Eastern Michigan University.

Corinne Stavish, Director of the Technical and Professional Communication Program at Lawrence Tech, will moderate the discussion. Continue reading “Upcoming Program: Part 2 of Face-to-Face Versus Computer-Mediated Communication”

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 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.

Continue reading “Program Recap: Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety”

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”