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Working with Remote Teams – STC Florida Chapter Meeting
September 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
• What we’ll do
Todd DeLuca will be providing a live webinar on Collaborating on Remote Teams. You can attend our September STC Florida chapter meeting and enjoy the presentation September 20 entirely online. All you need is your phone or PC! We will also be meeting at the Riptide Software to join the virtual meeting for those who want to network face-to-face. All attendees will also receive a copy of the slides after the presentation.
Event Timing: September 20, 6:30-8:30pm (Presentation begins at 7:00pm)
Event Address: Online through Google Meet or Riptide Software, 200 E. Palm Valley Drive, Suite 2000, Oviedo, FL 32765
Virtual Access: Details to be sent to attendees who RSVP and send payment
The definition and the makeup of workplace teams has changed significantly due to technology and the ubiquity of the internet. In fact, odds are good that you are part of a group or team with members that are not physically located in a local office. There may even be people you work with that you’ve never seen or met in person. Basically, if you use email, IM, online meetings, or discussion boards, you’re part of a virtual team.
How would you rate your virtual team experience? The dynamics of being part of a team in this new landscape are different and most organizations don’t manage or support virtual teams as effectively as they could. Often the tried-and-true methodologies from the past don’t meet the needs of a more distributed, diverse, and international workforce. There’s a lot of room for improvement. Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here and joining together virtually to share suggestions on making virtual teams work better.
Our speaker, Todd DeLuca (aka ‘TechCommTodd’) has been a virtual worker and manager for the past 8 years and understands both the issues and opportunities that virtual teams present. The rules of the road are different when you’re part of a virtual group or organization, which Todd will outline and discuss. He will also present virtual team challenges and offer ways to address them in order to change the experience from sometimes frustrating to mostly positive. Spoiler: You still have to work with people and have meetings (at least occasionally).
Join us for an honest look at virtual teams and come away with helpful ideas and useful suggestions on how to be a star member of your own virtual group. And don’t be surprised if some of the solutions center around communication.
• Important to know
The event will take place at Riptide Software, 200 E. Palm Valley Drive, Suite 2000, Oviedo, FL 32765. All attendees must sign-in at the front desk sign-in computer. David Coe will be there to provide escort and to attend meeting. You can call David at 321-287-4263 if help is needed for directions or entry.
• Payment Details
We will be charging the following rates for this meetup:
-$6 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership, not membership of the meetup group)
-$12 for all other attendees
Cash (Face-to-Face Attendees)
We will be accepting payment at the meeting for face-to-face attendees. The same pricing applies for online attendees.
Square (Face-to-Face and Virtual Attendees)
You can pay with your credit card at the event through our Square.
Virtual attendees, let me know and I will send you an invoice by email so you can pay by credit card ahead of time.
PayPal (Virtual Attendees)
You send to my Paypal at paypal.me/BethanyAguad or my name in PayPal is Bethany Bowles.
Check (Virtual Attendees)
You can make the check out to Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC Chapter
Let me know when you have mailed your check to this address:
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC Chapter
Post Office Box 540444
Orlando, FL 32854