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Christopher Ward
Austin Chapter President
@WebWorksChris
#coffeninja
Vision
Probably the most important step to
revitalizing your membership
• The vision for Technical
Communications
• The vi...
Goals
This should be a collaborative effort and align
with the vision
• Measurable
• We want to make the world a better pl...
Know your
obstacles
It’s the ones you ignore that will get
you.
• I don’t like …….
• How do you tell if someone is just
ve...
Celebrate
• If you win
• Not every celebration has to be a party or a
meeting.
• Acknowledgement is the biggest prize of a...
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In March of 2015 I was elected President of the Austin STC Chapter. This slide show reflects some of the concepts I used to get an inactive chapter, active again.

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How to Revitalize Your Membership

  1. 1. Christopher Ward Austin Chapter President @WebWorksChris #coffeninja
  2. 2. Vision Probably the most important step to revitalizing your membership • The vision for Technical Communications • The vision for STC (http://stc.org/about-stc/the- society/mission-vision • The vision for the chapter
  3. 3. Goals This should be a collaborative effort and align with the vision • Measurable • We want to make the world a better place. • We want to make the world a better place by educating 3 businesses, a year, on the value of documentation. • Visible • Post them on the website. • Speak about them at meetings. • Put them in an email. • Report • Progress (Good or Bad) should be reported. • Changes in any goal need to be announced and the reason why. • Failure is an option, deal with it
  4. 4. Know your obstacles It’s the ones you ignore that will get you. • I don’t like ……. • How do you tell if someone is just venting, or suggesting? • You don’t have to fix it yesterday • Look for alternatives/compromises
  5. 5. Celebrate • If you win • Not every celebration has to be a party or a meeting. • Acknowledgement is the biggest prize of all. • Does not matter how big or small or even if it was a mistake, a win is a win. • If you lose • Celebrate the effort. • Celebrate what you learned. • If nothing is happening • Hey, that is what you are here to fix – let’s party! • Something is always happening, so celebrate the progress.
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    Aug. 5, 2015

In March of 2015 I was elected President of the Austin STC Chapter. This slide show reflects some of the concepts I used to get an inactive chapter, active again.

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