Speaker Orientation 2012


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Speaker Orientation webinar for STC Summit 2012 speakers. This technical communication conference is in Chicago May 20-23, 2012.

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Speaker Orientation 2012

  1. Speaker OrientationSTC Technical Communication Summit 2012 1
  2. Thank You 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 in the future If you need anything, please contact Paul Mueller (@Paul_UserAid) Copyright STC 2012 2
  3. What Will We Discuss Program committee Registration Your session Summit resources and networking Copyright STC 2012 3
  4. STC Summit 2012 Program Committee Lloyd Tucker, Deputy Executive Director, STC Paul Mueller, Conference Chair Alyssa Fox, Program Chair Track Managers  Chris Hester  Jae Evans  Mark Lewis  Thomas Barker  Louellen Coker  Carolyn Kelley Klinger  Brenda Huettner  Richard Hamilton Copyright STC 2012 4
  5. STC Summit 2012 Registration Badges and tickets mailed  Late registrants go to registration desk Pick-up bag/badge holder at registration  Present ticket Ribbons in registration area  Pick-up speaker ribbon and others that apply Education (program) booth  Please come by if you need anything Copyright STC 2012 5
  6. Your Session: When and Who When and where is your session?  Check the program on summit.stc.org  No sessions have been changed since notification (except those contacted) STC audience and expectations  Various backgrounds, jobs, & experience levels  May leave to find another session  SUMMIT@aClick lets them get content later Survey monkey for reviews/feedback Copyright STC 2012 6
  7. Your Session: Equipment All rooms (except progression room) have laptop, projector, microphones, screen Use STC laptop, or can use yours if needed If you use your equipment, need to provide standard video connectors/adapters Most rooms have hard-wired internet for speaker, WIFI for attendees Capturing content (SUMMIT@aClick) Copyright STC 2012 7
  8. 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 computer or your computer Audio record & either copy your powerpoint or “screen capture” your presentation Please help us make this go smoothly Copyright STC 2012 8
  9. Your Session: Sharing Your PPT Slideshare.net to make slides available  Create your own slideshare.net account  Add STC graphic to title slide (coming in email)  TAGS: STC12, STC Summit 2012, techcomm, and technical communication Post link to slideshare location in your session description within Zerista (Chatter section within Event) Copyright STC 2012 9
  10. Your Session: Other Tips Be prepared… practice aloud in advance… your evaluations will reflect it Get to room early Volunteer, program committee, and A/V help will be on hand All sessions are 60 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 2012 10
  11. Your Session: Other Formats Progressions (not recorded)  18 min presentation & discussion (3 times)  6-10 presenters at round tables  Attendees select 3 topics to attend  Various topics (not one SIG area; some combos) Lightning talks  20 slides (auto-advancing – 15 sec) in 5 minutes  2 sessions; 7-9 presenters in each session  Fun, various topics, presenters need to practice Project showcase (not recorded)  6-8 presenters in lobby with monitors on tables  Discuss/explore 1-20 min with attendees who stop by Copyright STC 2012 11
  12. Summit Resources and Networking summit.stc.org (main information) #stc12 Twitter hash tag @STC_Summit and @stcorg Twitter IDs stcsummit.zerista.com (networking site) Zerista smartphone app Copyright STC 2012 12
  13. Event Networking Outside vendor – Zerista Everyone invited to participate  Attendee/Presenter/Exhibitor directories  Send messages, set up meetings  Share profile and web content  See who is coming to your session  Build schedule Please enter profile at least  You can turn off notifications Other events (receptions, Jam, TweetUp, closing lunch, informal gatherings, bar, …) Copyright STC 2012 13