Rochester Chapter at the InterChange Conference: Reaching Out

by Johanne Lavallée

Johanne LavalléeWe are lucky to have many STC regional conferences in the Northeastern United States. The InterChange regional conference starts on October 20th and because Rochester is not far away, a lot of us submitted proposals to speak this year.

Ben Woelk will be the conference keynote speaker, discussing “An Introvert’s Journey to Leadership,” similar to the session he presented in Washington D.C. at the STC Summit in April and at the Anaheim Summit in 2016. Ben will also teach digital self-defense classes in the afternoon and offer a workshop, Revive and Thrive: Temperament-based Strategies for Today’s Workplace, on Saturday, October 21.

Marilyn Woelk has extensive team management experience with business and communications consulting, process improvement, and project management for marketing communications, training, and documentation projects. She invites you to bring your résumé to her session, so that you can see it through the eyes of a hiring manager.

STC Rochester chapter president Kelly Schrank has been productively engaged at her current job for almost eight years, and she is currently responsible for the website, social media and marketing materials, as well as editing manuscripts, proposals, standard responses, slide decks, and FAQs. It’s really worth coming to sit down and hear her reveal possible side gigs for your job.

Charles Campbell, whom we all know as Chuck, is known to show us how to make flying ninjas appear all over Ben’s presentations, when Chuck is around to transform a lightning talk into a ninja talk. Given a full hour, Chuck will tell you how to create useful presentation handouts, that participants are sure to take away and that become a call to action for them all.

Johanne Lavallée has two decades of experience with writing, editing, and translation, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Johanne is coming to let you know about using volunteering to boost you career or job search, and giving a session that’s a use case for reuse in MS Word. And loving it.