Since we spent the majority of our time on face-to-face communication last October, we will be continuing the discussion focusing 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.
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.
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.
STC-SM chapter members, please vote for your council officers from now through May 31. Please check for an email from electionbuddy.com containing your link to this year’s ballot. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail and spam mailboxes. If you did not receive that email, please email our Nominations Committee chair, and she will look into it.
We got a note from NEOSTC, the Northeastern Ohio chapter, letting us know that they have posted their March newsletter, Lines & Letters. There are several interesting articles, including the President’s Column, which has a very nice list of reasons to join NEOSTC or any other local STC chapter when you join STC.
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.
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, 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.