2013 Super Power Survey
STC WDCB Chapter
Spring 2013
Data as of 06/05/2013
Survey results
What we want from STC
Online communication
About ourselves
FAQs about the survey
Any other questions?
TELL US ABOUT STC
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
1. Have you ever been to an STC event or
attended one of our webinars?
– Yes 87.5% (42)
– N...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
2. If you attended one of our events/
webinars, what did you like about it?
– networking (2...
3. If you have not attended one of our events or
webinars, what could we do to encourage you
to attend?
– location (7)
• M...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
4. What kinds of events and webinars would you
like to see in the future?
Networking 2.73
D...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
4. What kinds of events and webinars would you
like to see in the future?
– Write in commen...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
5. When we schedule a face-to-face event, what times
of day and days of the week are best f...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
5. When we schedule a face-to-face event, what times
of day and days of the week are best f...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
6. When we schedule a face-to-face event, how
important is Metro access to you?
0 5 10 15 2...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
6. When we schedule a face-to-face
event, how important is Metro
access to you?
– Write in ...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
7. When we schedule a webinar, what times of
day and days of the week are best for you?
0 5...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
8. STC offers a variety of resources to members and non-members.
Let us know which of these...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
8. STC offers a variety of resources to members and non-members.
Let us know which of these...
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
9. Would you be interested in attending an STC WDCB
Administrative Council meeting? (Our Ad...
TELL US ABOUT ONLINE
COMMUNICATION
0.00
1.00
2.00
3.00
4.00
TELL US ABOUT ONLINE
COMMUNICATIONS
10. Our STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter has many socia...
TELL US ABOUT ONLINE
COMMUNICATIONS
10. Our STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter has many social media and
internet offe...
TELL US ABOUT ONLINE
COMMUNICATIONS
10. Our STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter has many social
media and internet offe...
TELL US ABOUT ONLINE
COMMUNICATIONS
11. Rate these forms of communication, based on your personal preference.
Think about ...
TELL US ABOUT ONLINE
COMMUNICATIONS
11. Rate these forms of communication, based on your
personal preference. Think about ...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
13. What is your current employment status?
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Full-time
Freelance
In-between jo...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
14. Where do you work most often?
0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Federal or local government
Private industry
N...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
15. In which industry do you work most often?
– Government
– Software
0 5 10 15 20 25
Government
So...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
16. What are your super powers?
– Technical Writing
– Technical Editing
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
Te...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
16. What are your super powers?
– Other:
• Project Management, communications and marketing
• Staff...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
17. Are you male or female?
(optional and confidential)
Male
Female
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
18. How young are you?
(optional and confidential)
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
Under
21
21 to 30 31 to 40...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
19. Tell us a little more. Are you ...
0 10 20 30 40 50
Member of STC?
Member of the STC WDCB chapt...
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
20. Would your employer sponsor a chapter
event by donating money, after hours event
space, or food...
FAQS
Survey Preamble
Thank you for taking part in the 2013 STC Washington, DC -
Baltimore Chapter's Super Power survey.
We want...
The 2013 Survey
• How many of us responded?
– 50 as of 7/1/2013
• How did we publicize the survey?
– Email
– Linked In
– F...
2013 Super Power Survey
• Questions?
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Thank you for taking part in the 2013 STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter's Super Power survey.

We want to make sure we provide the highest quality and most targeted events and services to Technical Communicators in the Washington DC, Metro Baltimore, and Northern Virginia area. We want to find out where you are, what you think about, and what you need from STC. We want to put together events and services that will meet your needs and showcase your talents. You can help us out by telling us about yourself in this survey.

We'd like to thank you for participating by offering a 20% discount on your next STC WDCB event. Just use the promo code "survey20" the next time you register.

All questions are optional and all answers are confidential so feel free to answer as many or as few as time allows and don't be shy about telling us what you really think.

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2013 STC WDCB Super Power Survey

  1. 1. 2013 Super Power Survey STC WDCB Chapter Spring 2013 Data as of 06/05/2013
  2. 2. Survey results What we want from STC Online communication About ourselves FAQs about the survey Any other questions?
  3. 3. TELL US ABOUT STC
  4. 4. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 1. Have you ever been to an STC event or attended one of our webinars? – Yes 87.5% (42) – No 12.5% (6) Response Count 87% 13%
  5. 5. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 2. If you attended one of our events/ webinars, what did you like about it? – networking (24) – subject (19) – speaker (10) – convenience (6) – webinar (4) – food (3) – summit (1) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
  6. 6. 3. If you have not attended one of our events or webinars, what could we do to encourage you to attend? – location (7) • MD (4) • VA (2) • Metro access (1) – relevant topics (2) – time of event (2) – record event & rebroadcast (1) – webinar (1) TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC
  7. 7. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 4. What kinds of events and webinars would you like to see in the future? Networking 2.73 Demo of one of our tech comm tools 2.72 A tech comm superstar speaker 2.68 Demo of a tech writing skill 2.64 Social event 2.36 Coworking 2.02 YES! meh No thanks 3 2 1
  8. 8. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 4. What kinds of events and webinars would you like to see in the future? – Write in comments: • indexing, metadata, navigation, digital strategy • Breaking into the industry as a freelancer • dinner meeting (casual OK) with a speaker • Local conference • exhibitors seeking part-time or telecommuting tech writers and even translators • Exercise in collaboration • Just for fun activity (picnic, family oriented, etc.) • Consultancy/academic research or industry project presentation & discussion • What is coworking (as an event)? (4)
  9. 9. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 5. When we schedule a face-to-face event, what times of day and days of the week are best for you? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Weekday mornings Weekday midday Weekday afternoons Weekday evenings Saturday mornings Saturday midday Saturday afternoon Saturday evening
  10. 10. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 5. When we schedule a face-to-face event, what times of day and days of the week are best for you? – Write in comments: • Any time is best if it's information I can use. • Weekday Late evenings start between 7 and 8 p.m. so we have time to get there from the other side of the city. • Saturday even with brunch might be nice • not Tuesdays or Wednesdays • The Bmore Tech Council does early morning breakfasts, that might be more doable for me. • It depends where the event is being held
  11. 11. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 6. When we schedule a face-to-face event, how important is Metro access to you? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Metro access is very important. I can't attend without it. Metro access is desirable. Metro access is only needed if we're meeting downtown in DC. If we… I do not need Metro.
  12. 12. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 6. When we schedule a face-to-face event, how important is Metro access to you? – Write in comments: • Driving from H'burg, 2-3 hours, so afternoon is best. • Locations within 20 miles of the Annapolis area would be ideal for me. • Especially when it's downtown.
  13. 13. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 7. When we schedule a webinar, what times of day and days of the week are best for you? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Weekday mornings Weekday midday Weekday afternoons Weekday evenings Saturday mornings Saturday midday Saturday afternoon Saturday evening
  14. 14. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 8. STC offers a variety of resources to members and non-members. Let us know which of these benefits are useful to you. Industry news 4.12 Job postings 4.07 Intercom magazine 4.02 Chapter events 3.98 Connection and networking 3.92 Community news 3.83 Webinars 3.49 Social media 3.43 Discussions online 3.41 Technical Communication magazine 3.37 Blogposts 3.22 Summit 3.04 Summit@aClick 2.49 I love this and would love more! I value this benefit and participate from time to time I'm neutral I participate rarely I do not participate ever N/A 5 4 3 2 1 0
  15. 15. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 8. STC offers a variety of resources to members and non-members. Let us know which of these benefits are useful to you. – Write in comments: • Job postings (even volunteering) requires years I don't have in the industry • I participate when I can--not so often any more • I would like to receive an e-mail or announcement on Linked-In about the date and location of the next chapter meeting. I guess that is related to the question below. • Resume bank
  16. 16. TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM STC 9. Would you be interested in attending an STC WDCB Administrative Council meeting? (Our Admin Council usually meets monthly by phone to discuss plans for future events.) Yes No
  17. 17. TELL US ABOUT ONLINE COMMUNICATION
  18. 18. 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 TELL US ABOUT ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS 10. Our STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter has many social media and internet offerings for members and non-members. Please tell us about your connection with each of these STC-related social media options. I use this most every day I use this regularly I use this rarely I belong but do not use this I do not belong I didn't even know we had this 5 4 3 2 1 0
  19. 19. TELL US ABOUT ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS 10. Our STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter has many social media and internet offerings for members and non-members. Please tell us about your connection with each of these STC-related social media options. STC website http://stc.org/ 3.52 Face-to-face events 3.05 STC WDCB Chapter website http://www.stcwdc.org/ 3.05 Email announcement list http://www.stcwdc.org/list_annc.shtml 2.95 MySTC website http://stc.org/mystc 2.52 Linked In http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=156478 2.40 STC WDCB Chapter Blog http://www.stcwdc.org/wdcblog/ 2.35 STC Notebook blog http://notebook.stc.org/ 2.17 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/STCWDC 2.05 Email chat list http://www.stcwdc.org/list_chat.shtml 1.98 MySTC WDC-MB group http://stc.org/mystc/groups/viewgroup/94-Washington%2C+DC 1.90 Twitter profile http://twitter.com/stcwdc 1.67 STC WDCB Chapter Blog RSS feed http://www.stcwdc.org/STC_Washington_DC_Chapter.xml 1.65 Twitter hashtag #stcwdc 1.60 Pinterest http://pinterest.com/stcwdcmb/ 1.17 I use this most every day I use this regularly I use this rarely I belong but do not use this I do not belong I didn't even know we had this 5 4 3 2 1 0
  20. 20. TELL US ABOUT ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS 10. Our STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter has many social media and internet offerings for members and non-members. Please tell us about your connection with each of these STC- related social media options. – Write in comments: • intercom.stc.org • The Jobs Board http://jobs.stcwdc.org to look for job openings • I would attend more face-to-face events if held either near a Metro stop during weekday evenings or held more in Virginia where I can drive on Saturdays.
  21. 21. TELL US ABOUT ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS 11. Rate these forms of communication, based on your personal preference. Think about your normal everyday life, not just your association with technical communication. Love this! Like this I'm neutral Dislike this Loathe this N/A 5 4 3 2 1 0 0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00
  22. 22. TELL US ABOUT ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS 11. Rate these forms of communication, based on your personal preference. Think about your normal everyday life, not just your association with technical communication. – Write in comments: • I prefer actual interaction with someone to "following" a blog or twit or pinboard. And Facebook is just for personal stuff, I don't mix it with work. I'm not very proficient on social media • Webinars • Many of these forms of communication are security risks. I work in security. Subsequently, I choose to use some of them rarely or never.
  23. 23. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
  24. 24. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 13. What is your current employment status? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Full-time Freelance In-between jobs Part-time Retired Semi-retired On disability
  25. 25. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 14. Where do you work most often? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Federal or local government Private industry Nonprofit Other (please specify)
  26. 26. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 15. In which industry do you work most often? – Government – Software 0 5 10 15 20 25 Government Software Development Manufacturing Education Healthcare Retail Advertising Medical and scientific Publishing Transportation Finance
  27. 27. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 16. What are your super powers? – Technical Writing – Technical Editing 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Technical Writing Technical Editing Web Content Writing Online help Content management User assistance User Experience (UX) eLearning Accessibility Graphic Design Technical Training Instructional Design Wikis Web Design Other (please specify)
  28. 28. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 16. What are your super powers? – Other: • Project Management, communications and marketing • Staff Development • Customer Support (phone and email) • I am also a translator (American Translators Association: French- English accredited) and assistant instructor. • Management, systems engineering, standards • Content strategy, Web site evaluation, in-device help • Usability • single sourcing • Proposal Writing • Training • Typesetting (TeX and InDesign)
  29. 29. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 17. Are you male or female? (optional and confidential) Male Female
  30. 30. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 18. How young are you? (optional and confidential) 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Under 21 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 60 61 to 70 71 to 80 Over 80
  31. 31. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 19. Tell us a little more. Are you ... 0 10 20 30 40 50 Member of STC? Member of the STC WDCB chapter? Between jobs? Vendor? Student? Academic? Retiree? Employer? Recruiter?
  32. 32. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF 20. Would your employer sponsor a chapter event by donating money, after hours event space, or food? Yes Maybe, tell me more (please include contact email in your survey) Not at this time
  33. 33. FAQS
  34. 34. Survey Preamble Thank you for taking part in the 2013 STC Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter's Super Power survey. We want to make sure we provide the highest quality and most targeted events and services to Technical Communicators in the Washington DC, Metro Baltimore, and Northern Virginia area. We want to find out where you are, what you think about, and what you need from STC. We want to put together events and services that will meet your needs and showcase your talents. You can help us out by telling us about yourself in this survey. We'd like to thank you for participating by offering a 20% discount on your next STC WDCB event. Just use the promo code "survey20" the next time you register. All questions are optional and all answers are confidential so feel free to answer as many or as few as time allows and don't be shy about telling us what you really think.
  35. 35. The 2013 Survey • How many of us responded? – 50 as of 7/1/2013 • How did we publicize the survey? – Email – Linked In – Facebook – Twitter • Can I still take the survey? – Yes! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/63BF7YX
  36. 36. 2013 Super Power Survey • Questions?

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