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An Introvert’s Journey to STC Leadership – STC Florida Chapter Meeting
May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Ben Woelk will be sharing a bit of his journey as an introvert in leadership whilst he begins his year as President of the Society for Technical Communication. Following his story, Ben is happy to answer your questions about introverted leadership and to share his perspective on how introverts can harness their innate abilities to make more of an impact on their life and career.
There are many approaches to leadership, and we often hear about highly extroverted, “take charge” leaders who have very public presences. Those of us who are introverts may not believe or recognize that we have strong leadership skills, and we certainly don’t seem like the extroverted leaders that are the norm. However, introverts also make great contributions as effective leaders. For the purposes of this presentation, Ben characterizes extroverts and introverts as follows:
- Extroverts focus on the outer world of people and things. They tend to be active and have a wide breadth of interests. They understand things through experience. They may be reward seekers and desire fame. They are energized by contact and activities undertaken with others.
- Introverts have a rich inward-looking life of ideas. They tend to have a depth of interest, preferring specialization to a breadth of knowledge. They may mull over thoughts and concepts, but not express those thoughts verbally or externally. Introverts recharge themselves by withdrawing from the hubbub to places of quiet and solitude.
6:15pm – New Member Orientation
6:30pm – Networking
7:00pm – Program begins
We will have a virtual moderator on the call to welcome all virtual attendees at 6:30 and to facilitate networking. Those attending in-person will be joining from the restaurant at 6:30, but will be muted for face-to-face networking. The presentation will start at 7:00. We will be charging the following rates for this meeting:
-$6 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership, not membership of this meetup group)
-$12 for all other attendees
The same pricing applies for online attendees. Visit our Meeting Payments page for details on how to pay ahead for the meeting and receive the call details: https://stc-orlando.org/meetings/meeting-payments/