Speaker Orientation

STC Technical Communication Summit 2014
(http://www.slideshare.net/stcsummit/speaker-orientation2014)...
Welcome!
 Thank you for being part of an incredible program
 Your knowledge, experience, and willingness to
share brings...
Today’s Agenda
 Program committee
 Registration
 Event information online
 Your session

Copyright STC 2014

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STC Summit 2014 Program Committee
 Lloyd Tucker, Director, Education & Meetings
 Chris Hester, Conference Chair
 Paul M...
STC Summit 2014 Registration
 Be sure to register & reserve hotel ASAP
 Most speaker badges and tickets mailed

 Intern...
Take Advantage of Lanyrd
 Full program
 Open to everyone
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Uses Twitter/LinkedIn account or Lanyrd acct
Serves ...
Your Session: When and Where
 Pre-conference sessions will be in the Hyatt
 Summit sessions will be in the West Building...
Your Session: Audience
 STC audience and expectations
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Various backgrounds, jobs, & experience levels
May leave t...
Your Session: Equipment
 All rooms (except progressions) have laptop,
projector, microphones, screen

 Use STC laptop (p...
Your Session: Capturing Session
 SUMMIT@aClick provides great value to
attendees… many positive comments

 STC vendor on...
Your Session: Sharing Your Slides
 Slideshare.net to make slides available

 Create your own slideshare.net account
 Ad...
Your Session: Other Formats
 Progressions (not recorded)
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20 min presentation & discussion (2 times)
6-8 presente...
Your Session: Other Formats
 Spotlights

New format
Speakers share a powerful message or story
Held in larger rooms (acco...
Your Session: PowerPoint Tips
 Use the STC laptop and PowerPoint for your
session if possible

 Use standard fonts
 Avo...
Your Session: Other Tips
 Be prepared… practice aloud in advance… your
evaluations will reflect it

 Get to the room ear...
Find Us Online
 summit.stc.org (main information)

 lanyrd.com/2014/society-for-technicalcommunication (or lanyrd.com/cm...
Questions?

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Speaker Orientation 2014

  1. 1. Speaker Orientation STC Technical Communication Summit 2014 (http://www.slideshare.net/stcsummit/speaker-orientation2014) 1
  2. 2. Welcome!  Thank you for being part of an incredible program  Your knowledge, experience, and willingness to share brings attendees from around the world  We hope you have a rewarding experience at the Summit and we hope you will join us again  If you need anything, please contact Chris Hester (@chris_oh) Copyright STC 2014 2
  3. 3. Today’s Agenda  Program committee  Registration  Event information online  Your session Copyright STC 2014 3
  4. 4. STC Summit 2014 Program Committee  Lloyd Tucker, Director, Education & Meetings  Chris Hester, Conference Chair  Paul Mueller, Program Chair  Track Managers  Pam Brewer: Content Strategy & Design, Academic Research  Matt Sullivan: Content Development & Delivery  Karen Bachman: User Experience, Usability, & Accessibility  Jowell Lydon: People & Project Management, Business Management & Consulting, Professional Development  Marta Rauch: Mobile Content Design & Development Copyright STC 2014 4
  5. 5. STC Summit 2014 Registration  Be sure to register & reserve hotel ASAP  Most speaker badges and tickets mailed  International and late registrants pick up packets at the registration desk (third floor of Convention Center)  Pick up speaker ribbons in registration area  Visit the education (program information) booth on the first floor if you need anything Copyright STC 2014 5
  6. 6. Take Advantage of Lanyrd  Full program  Open to everyone      Uses Twitter/LinkedIn account or Lanyrd acct Serves multiple conferences/events Attendee/Speaker lists Send intro message, flag who you want to meet Send Chris your ID if missing from session  Other events (receptions, TweetUp, banquet, closing lunch, informal gatherings, …)  iPhone app & HTML5 site Copyright STC 2014 6
  7. 7. Your Session: When and Where  Pre-conference sessions will be in the Hyatt  Summit sessions will be in the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center  Check the program on lanyrd.com/cmztc  No sessions have been changed since notification (unless we contacted you)  Attendees use Lanyrd to plan their Summit calendars (track/attend) Copyright STC 2014 7
  8. 8. Your Session: Audience  STC audience and expectations     Various backgrounds, jobs, & experience levels May leave to find another session SUMMIT@aClick lets them get content later SurveyMonkey for reviews/feedback  Include your Twitter handle, #stc14, and the session name (or topic) on each slide Copyright STC 2014 8
  9. 9. Your Session: Equipment  All rooms (except progressions) have laptop, projector, microphones, screen  Use STC laptop (preferred), or use yours if needed for demo  If you use your equipment, need to provide standard video connectors/adapters  Most rooms have internet for speaker, WIFI for attendees in many areas  Capturing content (SUMMIT@aClick) Copyright STC 2014 9
  10. 10. Your Session: Capturing Session  SUMMIT@aClick provides great value to attendees… many positive comments  STC vendor on site… different from A/V  Important we know if you are using the STC laptop or your laptop (email)  Audio record & either copy your slides or “screen capture” your presentation  Please help us make this go smoothly Copyright STC 2014 10
  11. 11. Your Session: Sharing Your Slides  Slideshare.net to make slides available  Create your own slideshare.net account  Add STC Summit logo to your title slide (http://summit.stc.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/03/2014SummitLogo.png)  TAGS: STC14, STC Summit 2014, techcomm, and technical communication  Post Slideshare URL to your slides on Lanyrd (add “coverage” to your session)  Add URLs for handouts, blog posts, and more to your session coverage Copyright STC 2014 11
  12. 12. Your Session: Other Formats  Progressions (not recorded)     20 min presentation & discussion (2 times) 6-8 presenters at round tables Attendees select 2 topics to attend Various topics (not one SIG area; some combos)  Lightning talks (recorded)  20 slides (auto-advancing – 15 sec) in 5 minutes  2 sessions; 7 presenters in each session  Fun, various topics, presenters need to practice Copyright STC 2014 12
  13. 13. Your Session: Other Formats  Spotlights New format Speakers share a powerful message or story Held in larger rooms (accommodating up to 300 people) Three 20-minute talks happening at the same time, in different rooms  15-minute break between talks so attendees can switch rooms if desired  No Q&A     Copyright STC 2014 13
  14. 14. Your Session: PowerPoint Tips  Use the STC laptop and PowerPoint for your session if possible  Use standard fonts  Avoid complex colors that could degrade when moving from one computer to another Copyright STC 2014 14
  15. 15. Your Session: Other Tips  Be prepared… practice aloud in advance… your evaluations will reflect it  Get to the room early  Volunteer, program committee, and A/V help will be on hand  Most sessions are 45 minutes, 30 min breaks  Start on time; end on time (including Q&A)  Repeat questions for all to hear…especially important for recorded sessions Copyright STC 2014 15
  16. 16. Find Us Online  summit.stc.org (main information)  lanyrd.com/2014/society-for-technicalcommunication (or lanyrd.com/cmztc)  @STC_Summit  #stc14  Chris Hester: @chris_oh  Paul Mueller: @Paul_Useraid Copyright STC 2014 16
  17. 17. Questions? Copyright STC 2014 17

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