Wednesday, May 23, 2012

#STC12 Day Two - Leadership Program

A beautiful day in Chicago begins at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont. To start the day right, I take time to stop and smell the roses.

Roses in Rosemont 

The Leadership Program is way down in the basement of the Hyatt. Luckily, I ran into my fellow Rough Drafts band mates in the hotel lobby. All I had to do to find the right meeting room was act casual and follow the Leaders.
The Rough Drafts at the Leadership Program 
The first thing we did was take over a table. See in the photo how we made our own reserved sign for the table. I'm pretty sure it fooled the authorities because they did not kick us out. Even if they did, we could just say "I'm with the band".
The Rough Draft table, see the sign?  

The opening remarks were given by our outgoing president, Hillary Hart. 
Hillary Hart addresses the group 
followed by energizing words from Nicky Bleiel.
Nicky Bleiel gives a peptalk 
Chapter Honors were announced. We got a sheets full of special stickers for the badges of the members
STC Community of Distinction stickers 
My presentation is entitled "Do You want that Tweeted, Posted, or eMailed?" We begin by taking the Survey. Takes a while but it's a good way to introduce the scope of the Survey.

Marilyn Woelk, Cherie Woodward, and others at our enriching discussion about social media
Ed Marshall adds his experience to the discussion 
Many thanks to the attendees for reading and responding to each and every question.
This nice group of Technical Communicators takes the Survey 
Thanks to everyone for your responses 
After the presentation, we give ourselves a thumbs up. 

Leadership progression was a success, thanks to the great attendees like Marilyn Woelk and Cherie Woodward and STC planners
Take the survey for yourself at
We would love to hear from you. 

Slides on slideshare at

More photos at thanks to Richard Lippincott  and thanks to Rachel Houghton.  


Carolyn K. said...

What a great idea to have attendees take the survey themselves. Did their responses jive with the responses from the original survey?

Viqui Dill said...

Yes, Carolyn. The responses are similar. We love our email and our face to face. We love love love those.

This group was more likely to be connected on twitter, facebook, and linked in also.

But bottom line, we love our email and our face to face meetings.

-- Viqui