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The July 13, 2011 Chapter Meeting

Register now, on our reservation page.

Topic:

    Managing Multiple Information Channels: Strategies for Effective Presentations

    What is the best way to get information across to your audience when you give a presentation? Slides, handouts, speech? It depends on the kinds of information you need to impart. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of these and other information channels available to you when you speak to a group, and how to use each to best advantage. Joe Devney will give you both theory and examples to help you design more effective presentations, so that your audiences will better understand and remember what you have to say.

    The target audience includes anyone who expects to give a presentation at work, through STC or other volunteer or professional organizations, or in an academic setting.

     

Speaker:

    Joe Devney

    Joe Devney

    Besides delivering a number of presentations himself through STC and other organizations, Joe Devney has sat through over a hundred presentations by others, analyzing what works and what doesn't. He also has a Master's degree in Language and Communication, as well as formal training in public speaking and fifteen years' experience in technical communication.

    Devney is Immediate Past President of STC Berkeley and an STC Associate Fellow.

Date:

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Times:

    6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking, conversation & dinner
    7:00 to 7:15 pm: Announcements
    7:15 to 8:30 pm: Presentation
    8:30 to 9:00 pm: Conversation, follow up on job announcements
    9:00 to 9:15 pm: Clear the room; move conversations to the sidewalk

Location:

    Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California


Monthly Chapter Meetings

The Berkeley chapter meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Continuing in July, 2011 we will regularly meet at the Highlands Country Club in Oakland, CA.


RSVP

Use our reservations page to reserve a space for this meeting.


Chapter Meeting Fees

For the meeting and dinner, reserved on the Chapter's website in advance:

  • Members: $12
  • Non-members: $20
  • Students/Low Income: $6

For the meeting and dinner, at the door:

  • Members: $16
  • Non-members: $24
  • Students/Low Income: $9

Note: If you do not reserve dinner in advance, dinner may or may not be available on a walk-in basis. We order dinner for the number of reservations plus a few walk-ins.

To attend the program only, reserved in advance:

  • Members: $6
  • Non-members: $10
  • Students/Low Income: $3

To attend the program only, at the door:

  • Members: $10
  • Non-members: $14
  • Students/Low Income: $6

NOTE ONE: Non-members are always welcome to STC meetings.

NOTE TWO: All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings at the member price.

Interested in becoming a member?


Chapter Meetings Agenda

  • 6:00 to 7:00: Networking, conversation, and dinner
  • 7:00 to 7:15: Chapter business, announcements, introductions, jobs needed and available*
  • 7:15 to 8:30: Formal program
  • 8:30 to 9:00: Conversation, off-line questions for the speakers, follow-up on job announcements
  • 9:00 to 9:15: Clear the room, move conversations to the sidewalk

 *Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions. Please bring job listings for distribution. Recruiters may introduce themselves, but may not describe open positions in detail. Save that for one-on-one after the program.


Location and Directions

Highlands Country Club
110 Hiller Drive
Oakland, California

Directions to Highlands Country Club

NOTE: The club's parking lot is for members only. Please park on the street. (There's typically plenty of on-street parking right along Hiller Drive.)

  • From San Francisco

      Cross the Bay Bridge to I-580 Eastbound. Remain in the right lane, until Highway 24 Eastbound (toward Berkeley and Walnut Creek). Continue eastbound until the Tunnel Road off-ramp. Ext will loop around to the west, crossing back over Highway 24. Turn left at the stop sign. Follow Tunnel Road/Caldecott Lane to traffic signal. Veer to the right, and follow Hiller Drive halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From Walnut Creek

      Take Highway 24 Westbound through the Caldecott Tunnel. Stay in the right-hand lane, taking the first exit after the tunnel ends, the Tunnel Road exit, going towards Berkeley. Follow Tunnel Road to the complex intersection and stop light, at Tunnel Drive, Hiller Drive, and Highway 13. Veer to the right, and continue halfway up the hill on Hiller Drive. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From I-80 and Berkeley

      Take Ashby Avenue to the Highway 13 exit. Ashby becomes Tunnel Road at the Claremont Hotel. Continue on Tunnel Road (through the split-level section) to the stoplight just before the Highway 24 overcrossing. Remain in the left lane and make a sharp left U-turn around the Firestorm Memorial Garden, on to Hiller Drive. Continue halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From Hayward

      Take I-580 Westbound to Highway 13 north. Continue on Highway 13 past the overcrossing of Highway 24. At the stoplight, turn right, then left, onto Hiller Drive. Continue halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From the South Bay

      Take I-880 toward Oakland. You will pass both the Dumbarton (84) and San Mateo (92) bridges. At exit 31A, merge onto I-238 S toward Castro Valley/Stockton/I-580. After 2.3 miles, take exit 14 to merge onto I-580 W toward Oakland. After 8.5 miles, make a slight right onto CA-13 N/Warren Fwy. Continue on Highway 13 past the exit for Highway 24. At the light, turn right onto Tunnel Rd and make an immediate left onto Hiller Drive. Drive halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.



Chapter Meeting Program Ideas?

If you have a suggestion for a meeting topic you'd like to hear more about or if you'd like to be a presenter, send an email to Linda Urban, our VP for Programs.


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