Partner Program: IABC Philadelphia: Summer Networking, June 29 at Nosh Deli, King of Prussia

You are invited to attend:

IABC Philly Summer Networking Event


Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ready for summer? As summer begins and our program year ends, join IABC Philadelphia for a fun and engaging night of networking on Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort in King of Prussia.

Our networking event will be held in the Nosh Deli, located in the Radisson Hotel lobby (next to Valley Tavern).

(Link to location info: https://www.vfcasino.com/dining/nosh-deli/) Registration fees include one drink ticket, hors d’oeurves and free parking. Bring your business cards and invite a colleague to attend with you!

Nosh Deli
1160 1st Avenue
Inside the Radisson Hotel lobby (next to Valley Tavern)
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Register Now: STC-PMC Year-End Banquet

Please join us at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, PA for our last meeting of the 2016-2017 program year before we break for the summer. It’s a great way to socialize as we recognize the contributions of our valued volunteers, network, and review Summit activities.

Dinner will consist of a buffet with several options and a cash bar in the banquet room. Alternatively, you can specify eggplant parmesan as a substitute entree when completing the registration form.

Note: If you’d like the eggplant option, please order your ticket for the event by June 15th.

Come out and get caught up on all of the great things that are happening with the Society and the Chapter! The fun starts at 6:00 PM.

Location and Directions

Great American Pub
123 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428

We will be upstairs in a private room! Go past the bar and up the spiral staircase.

For driving and parking directions, visit the Great American Pub website.

If you are commuting by train, the restaurant is a short walk from the SEPTA Conshohocken regional rail station.

Register Now

Partner Program: Practical Presentation Skills with Dr. Lynne Texter

You are invited to attend:

Practical Presentation Skills with Dr. Lynne Texter

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Whether you’re a bit anxious or rusty, need a few tips or reminders to polish your presentation skills, or seek ideas about ways to strengthen your presentations for better results, Practical Presentation Skills with Dr. Lynne Texter, will help you to become a more effective presenter.

By attending this program, you will learn how to:

  • Design and deliver presentations that will help you achieve your goals/get results.
  • Open and close your presentation effectively.
  • Frame your presentation to emphasize key points.
  • Maximize audience interest and engagement.
  • Design PowerPoint slides that enhance your presentation.

Fee:
•    IABC Philadelphia Members: $25
•    Non-members: $35
•    Students: $10

Fee includes light refreshments and free parking.

Location:
La Salle University
Metroplex Corporate Center
4000 Chemical Road Suite 110
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

About Lynne A. Texter, Ph.D.  

Dr. Texter is the Interim Dean, School of Art & Sciences at La Salle University. An award-winning educator with more than 20 years of teaching experience in the U.S., Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Greece, Lynne specializes in effective workplace communication, executive coaching, public relations, presentation skills, training, and persuasion. When not in the classroom, she consults with a variety of for-profit, government, and nonprofit organizations. Lynne received her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo and her Master’s from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Register Now: Using Social Media to Grow Your Community

angelinasimmsThere’s so much talk going around about building community, tribes, and networks. Whether we realize it or not, we all belong to one in some way, shape, or form. There’s always a Meetup, conference, or other event that we have at our disposal to attend or simply avoid due to confusion, intimidation, or being naturally introverted. We know that we have to put ourselves out there, but how?

You have to crawl before you can walk. Growing your personal community can be what it takes to foster successful businesses, brands and careers.

Pizza and beverages will be served before the presentation.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Drexel University
Disque Hall, Room 103
32 S 32nd St
Philadelphia, PA

Speaker:

Angelina Simms works as a digital media consultant helping small businesses and personal brands build awareness and expand their communities. She is an organizer for WordCamp Baltimore, serves as board member for Women Who WordPress, and is an active contributor in open source community projects. Giving back and helping others is something that she is passionate about and encourages others do the same.

When she’s not speaking at tech conferences and meetup groups, she can be found learning about web development, supporting members of the autism community, spending time wandering around libraries, and in pursuit of her quest for the perfect apple cider.

Register Now

Philadelphia Tech-Security Conference Invitation for STC Members


2017 Philadelphia Tech-Security Conference

Place:

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Date:

Thursday, June 22nd 2017
8:15am-5:00pm

Click here to register for your free VIP pass

Your FREE pass includes:

  • Continental breakfast and full lunch
  • Entrance into the main conference room and exhibit hall
  • All conference materials
  • CPE credit services

Check out our agenda at the link below-
http://www.dataconnectors.com/event/philadelphia-6-22-17/

or call Lauren Homeier at 636-778-1832 for more information.

Partner Program Event: Using communication to drive organizational strategy and transformational change, with Meredith Henry

For this partner program event, STC-PMC members can register at the IABC member rate!

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

More than ever, organizations are embarking upon large-scale change and in doing so, they are challenged with motivating and aligning employees behind what it will take to achieve business goals. Leaders play a critical role in articulating the reason for the change, the vision for the organization and what employees should be doing differently. Simply put, effective leader communications drives change and performance.

A study by Towers Watson found companies that are highly effective at change management, engagement, and communications are also:

  • 5 times more likely to outperform industry peers.
  • 20 percent more likely to report lower turnover rates.
  • 5 times more likely to have managers who actively support the vision.

During this program, Meredith Henry, Account Lead, Gagen MacDonald, will outline the best practice approach for designing communication strategy that accounts for the way humans respond to change and the way to equip leaders to lead an organization through transition.

By attending this program, participants will walk away with an understanding of:

  • How the brain responds to change and how communication strategy can equip employees to adapt and perform.
  • The five reasons that leaders hesitate about communication and the strategies to address them.
  • Two Gagen MacDonald case study examples of how organizations have applied communication to equip leaders to drive organizational strategy and navigate change.

Light refreshments will be served.

About Meredith Henry: With deep experience across numerous industries, Meredith Henry specializes in applying change and communication theory to solve business challenges. Drawing on her background in consulting and many years working in-house at McDonald’s Corporation, she has expertise in using strategic communication to drive alignment and facilitate change within organizations.

She served as change lead for numerous transformations – ranging from global technology implementations to culture change strategy aimed at shifting behavior for nearly 1 million front-line employees. She has partnered closely with executive leadership to design the change communication strategy for major organizational restructurings and to deliver a global turnaround strategy. In her role as Account Lead at Gagen MacDonald, a premier strategy execution consulting firm, she is responsible for designing and executing long-term strategy for elevating results within organizations through communication, leadership, and engagement.

Meredith specializes in leadership alignment and leveraging stakeholder relationships to lead change. She has facilitated diverse leadership teams to define a common strategy across decentralized, global geography. She has been invited to present at industry events including the Research Board Global Workforce Management Council and served as a guest lecturer at her Alma Mater.

Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Alma College.

Partner Program: L&D Philly Professional Series

Discounts are available for STC-PMC members for L&D Philly’s Professional Series including topics on igniting the inner fire, gamification, and increasing the Interaction and Retention in the Virtual Classroom.

May event – ldphillyvirtual
June event – ldphillygames
October event – ldphillyevaluation

Captivate and Accelerate: Increasing Interaction and Retention in the Virtual Classroom

What separates “okay” virtual learning from great virtual learning? The program design! Good design is what drives an interactive, facilitated, virtual learning experience that dazzles participants. If you want to create collaborative virtual training that participants clamor to attend, then join us to explore the design techniques used by the best virtual facilitators. You will learn to capitalize on the visual strengths of web conferencing, rethink interactive participation, increase collaboration, and captivate with a good story.

Professional Series – Gamification – Level 1 Workshop

Learn from the #1 rated Gamification Guru Monica Cornetti and become a better, higher-rated, and considerably more effective trainer, teacher, instructional designer, or human resource professional!

Professional Series – Igniting the Inner Fire – Kirkpatrick Levels 3 & 4

L&D Philadelphia is please to announced this workshop with none other than Jim & Wendy Kirkpatrick from the ground-breaking Kirkpatrick family. Jim & Wendy continue to pioneer research and application in the training evaluation & performance space taking up the mantel laid down by Jim’s father, the late and world-renown Donald Kirkpatrick

Training is still “on trial,” charged with incurring expenses in excess of the value it provides to the organization. Training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom.

Register Now: Effectively Telling Your Story Through Content Marketing Webinar

Presentation Description

Promoting products and services through content marketing has been a growing trend for the past five years. Content marketing is also a great method for sharing your company’s mission and goals. In this session, you’ll learn what content marketing is, how it is useful in communicating your story, the types of marketing methods for sharing your story (such as blog posts, white papers, case studies, social media, and many more), and how to identify your target audiences, and tips for creating a content marketing plan.

About the Presenter

Cheryl Landes, a technical communications consultant from Vancouver, WA, founded Tabby Cat Communications in 1995. Her specialties are technical documentation, marketing communications, instructional design, and findability. She’s a certified MadCap Advanced Developer and STC Fellow. Cheryl has written five books, published many magazine and journal articles, and blogs about travel at tabbycatspawprints.com. For more information about Cheryl’s services, visit her business website at tabbycatco.com/.

Register to get your spot for this webinar today! Limited seats available!
Once you register, we’ll send you the webinar connection information shortly before the webinar date by email.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Register Now!

Partner Program: IABC Philadelphia: How to Use Live Video on Social Platforms

You are invited to attend a program run by one of our partners, IABC Philadelphia!

IABC Philadelphia: How to Use Live Video on Social Platforms

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Penn State University – Great Valley Campus
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355

IABC Philadelphia Members, $25.00
Non-members, $35.00
Students, $10.00
Parking is free, and dinner is included.

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon using live video to engage with their audience. Is it effective Yes!

Find out how brands are using Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Periscope, and Snapchat to connect with their audience.

By attending the seminar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create a video strategy for your business Learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to live video
  • Learn ways to be authentic and real while live streaming
  • Learn to create copy that generates interest

 

About Toni Schmidt: Toni Schmidt is a digital marketing consultant, speaker, and writer who has worked in the social media field since 2009. Toni has a unique approach to marketing, encouraging businesses and entrepreneurs to uncover their “why,” allowing them to humanize their brand on social platforms. Toni has worked with small businesses as well as multi-million dollar companies to create social media strategies that convert. In addition, she has been a contributor for Huffington Post, Red Tricycle, and Parent Herald as well as appearing on NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Penn State University
Great Valley Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355

Partner Program: Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

STC-PMC has recently partnered with the IABC Philadelphia group.

Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

9 am – 4:15 pm, Saturday, April 22

Church of the Saviour, 651 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne PA

Cost $10

An interactive day of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition

10 Vital Strategies to Maximize Your Career Success – Ford Myers – We are on a lifelong career journey and there are important strategies for us to continuously pursue, whether we are in job transition or currently employed.  Ford will give us 10 strategies that are critical for our success.

How to Create an Extraordinary Resume that Works! Matt Levy – In today’s world you need an extraordinary resume that incorporates the most cutting edge techniques to capture the employer’s attention and get you the interview.  Matt will address these issues and show us how to create a dynamic resume.

Networking over lunch with fellow participants and speakers

Handling Difficult Interview Challenges – Ken Sher – So you finally get to the hiring manager of the company you’ve targeted for the last few months and the interviewer throws the proverbial curve ball at you. “Aren’t you overqualified for this job?” “What’s your current salary?” Ken will prepare us for these situations as well as help us to handle other difficult questions.

Twists & Turns of a Career JourneyAmy Dinning – Amy will share the many twists and turns of her career journey and we will share and discuss how to deal with advancement, layoffs, contract work, bad bosses, non-profit vs for profit, volunteering, further education, mergers, variety of industries, and more.

Knockout Networking: How to Make More & Better ConnectionsMichael Goldberg – For some, making a personal connection comes naturally. For most, it takes work. A lot of work! Michael will help us to discover the power of making more and better connections and how it can positively impact your job search!

Registration starts at 8:30 am and the workshop begins at 9 am.  The formal part of the workshop will end at 4:15 pmPlease bring your business (networking) cards.  Snacks and sandwiches will be provided.  If you have special needs, please bring your lunch.

Please register online at www.cosnet.org/care/jobtransition and pay with a credit card.  We are unable to take walk-ins.  Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, April 19 at the end of the day.

For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at [email protected].  The event is sponsored by Church of the Saviour, Hire One (a Chester County Economic Development Council initiative), St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy, My Career Transitions, American Society for Talent Development Philadelphia chapter, Penn State Great Valley Career Services, Wegmans and Acme.