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

Christina Mayr christinaemayr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 16:22:50 UTC 2015


Maybe we could explore a multi-chapter virtual conference where each
participating chapter/speaker gets 15-30 minutes to present on a topic with
broad appeal. Perhaps The Society could give us CAA points for hosting a
"conference" this way? :-)

I have a presentation I'm working on so I would happy to throw my hat in as
a potential speaker.


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*Christina Mayr*
Technical Writer & Editor | President, STC Carolina
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On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Ben Woelk <ben.woelk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Christina,
> Rochester, SE Michigan, and Carolina did a shared virtual program several
> years ago, with 20-30 minute presentations from each community. That would
> be an interesting thing to explore.
>
> Looking at Techsoup.org, it looks like the current non-profit pricing is
> $234 per year for 1 organizer and 25 attendees, and up to 100 attendees for
> $474 per year. (Their pricing has fluctuated quite a bit. When we did the
> joint virtual meeting, it was only $94 per year for the 100 seats. They
> then jumped to $495.)
>
> AdobeConnect is available through STC.org for $100/year plus $.025/minute
> per user for dialup. We're also exploring use of Periscope to livestream
> meetings.
>
> Techsoup.org is a great source for discounted products for non profits.
> Terry Smith (Carolina) and I had put together a signup packet a few years
> ago, but I don't know if the process has changed.
>
> Ben Woelk
> Rochester
>
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> On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Christina Mayr <christinaemayr at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> [image: photo]
>> *Christina Mayr*
>> Technical Writer & Editor | President, STC Carolina
>> christinaemayr at gmail.com | www.stc-carolina.org
>> <http://linkedin.com/in/christinaeftekhar>
>> <http://twitter.com/cseftekhar>
>>
>> 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
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>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 12:22 PM, <
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>>>>    1. Re: Program Manager Idea Sharing (President STCNE)
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ---------- 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
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>> Online
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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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>>>> 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>*
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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