[Stc_presidents-discuss] Stc_presidents-discuss Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2

Christina Mayr christinaemayr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 15:50:52 UTC 2015


We use GoToMeeting with great success. Almost all of our monthly programs
have a virtual option. Although the technology has a few bumps from time to
time, by and large it's worked out well for us for the last several years.
I don't know if we pay anything, but if we do, it's a nominal annual fee.

I would love to see the other chapters implement a virtual component
because there are SO MANY interesting programs happening at other chapters
that I cannot attend (e.g., Northeastern Ohio's technical illustration
program coming up, but it seems to be onsite only).

Regards,
Christina

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*Christina Mayr*
Technical Writer & Editor | President, STC Carolina
christinaemayr at gmail.com | www.stc-carolina.org
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On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 9:14 PM, President STC-PMC <
stcpmc.president at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ben
>
> We had a virtual meeting for our kick off as in-person was not possible
> due to the team's varying schedules. I put together a very detailed agenda
> that introduced team members, set expectations for roles for the year,
> covered talking points on which we could make decisions that will impact
> our work on during the year (including content covered in the CAA), and
> covered my goals for the group for the year. I set up the meeting with
> Adobe Connect but found that I couldn't share my screen. We ended up having
> a blend of meeting types where I shared my screen via another tool and used
> Adobe Connect for audio.
>
> My biggest issue for a virtual or combined event (in-person and webinar)
> is having a tool that gives audio and visual access while also supporting
> up to 12 people on a call. Free tools like Skype can't do this, and Adobe
> Connect doesn't seem to have the features I need.
>
> Please let me know if I can provide further details or help in any other
> way with this discussion.
>
> Jessie Mallory
>
>
> Jessie Mallory
> STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter President
> president at stcpmc.org
> www.stcpmc.org
> [image: www.stc.org] <http://www.stc.org>
>
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 12:22 PM, <
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>>    1. Re: Program Manager Idea Sharing (President STCNE)
>>    2. Re: Program Manager Idea Sharing (Ben Woelk)
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: President STCNE <president at stcnewengland.org>
>> To: Michelle Despres <michelle.despres at gmail.com>
>> Cc: "Presidents' Email List" <stc_presidents-discuss at mailer.stc.org>,
>> STC SIG Managers List <stc_sigleaders at mailman.stc.org>
>> Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:23:01 -0400
>> Subject: Re: [Stc_presidents-discuss] Program Manager Idea Sharing
>> Hi, Michelle, and everyone.
>>
>> We have used Adobe Connect for the past few years to broadcast our
>> programs as webinars.
>>
>> We make the speaker the presenter, so the speaker's slides are broadcast.
>> The speaker uses a headset so Adobe Connect can broadcast the speaker's
>> voice.
>>
>> This provides a minimal, kind of clumsy webinar. It only works for one
>> speaker, not for panel discussions, because multiple headsets are a sound
>> nightmare. Only the slides are shown, so there is no image of the speaker
>> or the audience. The speaker's headset mic does not pick up the questions
>> from the audience so the speaker must remember to repeat the question, or
>> be interrupted and prodded to do so.
>>
>> We are looking into more sophisticated equipment that can handle multiple
>> mics and, at least, a shot of both the speaker (or panel) and the projected
>> slides.
>>
>> FYI, we charge $15.00 per webinar, and this money often makes the
>> difference between our programs losing money and breaking even. We operate
>> on a shoestring budget, so breaking even is a good thing.
>>
>> --Nancy
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:35 PM, Michelle Despres <
>> michelle.despres at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> We don't really have a kick-off event. Our council had its annual
>>> strategy meeting last week.  We discuss programs and other chapter
>>> initiatives.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Our first chapter meeting is in September, and we're doing a networking
>>> and peer showcase event.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Our biggest struggle this year will be finding adequate meeting
>>> locations within a reasonable commute for members. Our new initiate is
>>> webcasting our meetings. If anyone has had success webcasting, please let
>>> me know.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Michelle
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* Ben Woelk [mailto:ben.woelk at gmail.com]
>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 30, 2015 1:51 PM
>>> *To:* Presidents' Email List; STC SIG Managers List
>>> *Cc:* michelle.despres at gmail.com
>>> *Subject:* Program Manager Idea Sharing
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I would like to connect with whoever is planning programs for your
>>> communities with the goal of getting us to share effective practices,
>>> innovative program ideas, and strategies for overcoming challenges we may
>>> face.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm working on setting up a forum/wiki, but I'd like to get the
>>> conversations started. Please contact me at this email address or
>>> programs at stc-rochester.org
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> What are you all doing for kickoff events?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Ben Woelk, CISSP
>>>
>>>
>>> Author of *Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online
>>> <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJMK4T2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00OJMK4T2&linkCode=as2&tag=infosecommun-20&linkId=2Q4UZYWENIEEKVYG>*,
>>> available on Amazon Kindle.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
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>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Ben Woelk <ben.woelk at gmail.com>
>> To: President STCNE <president at stcnewengland.org>
>> Cc: "Presidents' Email List" <stc_presidents-discuss at mailer.stc.org>,
>> Michelle Despres <michelle.despres at gmail.com>, STC SIG Managers List <
>> stc_sigleaders at mailman.stc.org>
>> Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:23:03 -0400
>> Subject: Re: [Stc_presidents-discuss] Program Manager Idea Sharing
>> Our distance learning department suggested getting a Snowball mic (~$60).
>> That's improved sound quality, and should be configurable for a small panel
>> discussion. There are also panel mics available, but they're a bit pricier.
>>
>> The hybrid in-person/virtual meeting is always a little tricky and
>> depends a lot on the location. For a speaker at an in-person meeting that's
>> being shared virtually, I'm not sure it's an effective practice for the
>> speaker to be wearing a headset. It may make more sense to have a
>> facilitator wear a headset and repeat questions to the speaker. Either way,
>> it's a good practice for speakers to repeat questions. (Frankly, it's
>> easier if the speaker is an online participant and not in physical
>> attendance at the meeting.)
>> Ben
>>
>> Ben Woelk, CISSP
>>
>>
>>
>> Author of *Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online
>> <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJMK4T2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00OJMK4T2&linkCode=as2&tag=infosecommun-20&linkId=2Q4UZYWENIEEKVYG>*,
>> available on Amazon Kindle.
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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>>
>>
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>>
>> On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 11:23 AM, President STCNE <
>> president at stcnewengland.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, Michelle, and everyone.
>>>
>>> We have used Adobe Connect for the past few years to broadcast our
>>> programs as webinars.
>>>
>>> We make the speaker the presenter, so the speaker's slides are
>>> broadcast. The speaker uses a headset so Adobe Connect can broadcast the
>>> speaker's voice.
>>>
>>> This provides a minimal, kind of clumsy webinar. It only works for one
>>> speaker, not for panel discussions, because multiple headsets are a sound
>>> nightmare. Only the slides are shown, so there is no image of the speaker
>>> or the audience. The speaker's headset mic does not pick up the questions
>>> from the audience so the speaker must remember to repeat the question, or
>>> be interrupted and prodded to do so.
>>>
>>> We are looking into more sophisticated equipment that can handle
>>> multiple mics and, at least, a shot of both the speaker (or panel) and the
>>> projected slides.
>>>
>>> FYI, we charge $15.00 per webinar, and this money often makes the
>>> difference between our programs losing money and breaking even. We operate
>>> on a shoestring budget, so breaking even is a good thing.
>>>
>>> --Nancy
>>>
>>> On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 7:35 PM, Michelle Despres <
>>> michelle.despres at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> We don't really have a kick-off event. Our council had its annual
>>>> strategy meeting last week.  We discuss programs and other chapter
>>>> initiatives.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Our first chapter meeting is in September, and we're doing a networking
>>>> and peer showcase event.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Our biggest struggle this year will be finding adequate meeting
>>>> locations within a reasonable commute for members. Our new initiate is
>>>> webcasting our meetings. If anyone has had success webcasting, please let
>>>> me know.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Michelle
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *From:* Ben Woelk [mailto:ben.woelk at gmail.com]
>>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 30, 2015 1:51 PM
>>>> *To:* Presidents' Email List; STC SIG Managers List
>>>> *Cc:* michelle.despres at gmail.com
>>>> *Subject:* Program Manager Idea Sharing
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I would like to connect with whoever is planning programs for your
>>>> communities with the goal of getting us to share effective practices,
>>>> innovative program ideas, and strategies for overcoming challenges we may
>>>> face.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I'm working on setting up a forum/wiki, but I'd like to get the
>>>> conversations started. Please contact me at this email address or
>>>> programs at stc-rochester.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> What are you all doing for kickoff events?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Ben Woelk, CISSP
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Author of *Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online
>>>> <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJMK4T2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00OJMK4T2&linkCode=as2&tag=infosecommun-20&linkId=2Q4UZYWENIEEKVYG>*,
>>>> available on Amazon Kindle.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Connect with me on social media:*
>>>>
>>>>    - *Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/ben.woelk>*
>>>>    - *LinkedIn <http://www.linkedin.com/in/benwoelk>*
>>>>    - *Twitter: @benwoelk <https://twitter.com/#%21/benwoelk>*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Follow my Infosec Communicator Blog <http://benwoelk.com/>*
>>>>
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