Re: STC is broken

Subject: Re: STC is broken
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:02:58 -0400

Given the gatherings I've been to, coupled with the nighttime
activities at various techcomm conferences, I'd say you're wrong.

Meetings and such are not the only aspect of STC, but face to face and
yes, schmoozing, are an important aspect of any organization,
professional or not. Especially in an environment where people fear
layoffs and outsourcing, I can't think of anything more important than
building a strong network with fruitful connections.


On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 9:59 PM, <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
> The concept of the STC (with regular membership meetings) is probably broken because the benefits of "face to face networking" and "schmoozing" are a very hard sell to a population that skews heavily toward introversion.
> While I have no hard data, I am convinced that the STC's target membership is much more introverted than the general populace.
> Jim

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