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NEO STC Survey Results - Spring 2012

Below is a summary of the Spring 2012 Survey results.

Responders: 20

NOTE:
calculated percentage = percentage of total responders that selected a specific response to a question

Affiliation:

NEO STC Members 75% (15)
STC Members: 15% (3)
Blank: 10% (2)

What would you like to see the NEO STC do more of in the next year (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 40% (8)
  • Alternate meeting locations: 10% (2)
  • Offer meetings via webinar/virtually: 10% (2)
  • Speakers from outside of the region and/or with bigger names: 10% (2)
  • Hold meetings at other times of day: 5% (1)
  • Workshops (hold on weekday afternoons) : 5% (1)
  • Book Club (I like the idea – the first session is in May 2012):  5% (1)
  • More social events: 5% (1)
  • Make the May meeting something other than an awards meeting: 5% (1)
  • Printable Calendars: 5% (1)
  • Make regular announcements to membership, and not just event promotions: 5% (1)
  • Have mini meetings (for example, bar camp): 5% (1)

What would you like to see the NEO STC do less of in the next year (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 60% (12)
  • Networking Socials: 15% (3)
  • Constant Contacts: 5% (1)
  • Evening meetings (offer alternate times): 5% (1)
  • East side meetings: 5% (1)
  • The same speakers repeated every year/every other year: 5% (1)
  • Holding meetings during winter months: 5% (1)

Do you attend meetings for other professional organizations outside of STC (for example, ASTD, others):

  • No: 65% (13)
  • Yes: 35% (7)

What social media medium do you prefer to use to network and find information about the NEO STC community (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • LinkedIn: 85% (17)
  • Facebook: 35% (7)
  • Twitter: 10% (2)
  • Other: 5% (1)

Are you a member of the NEO STC LinkedIn Group:

  • Yes: 80% (16)
  • No: 20% (4)

What values do you value most from your membership (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Monthly Program Meetings: 80% (16)
  • Networking (in general): 75% (15)
  • Newsletter: 70% (14)
  • Saturday Workshop: 45% (9)
  • Competitions: 45% (9)
  • Committee Volunteer Opportunities: 40% (8)
  • Networking Socials: 40% (8)
  • Networking Lunches: 40% (8)

What obstacles prevent you from attend NEO STC events (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Location: 45% (9)
  • Lack of Interest in Topic: 25% (5)
  • Time of Day: 20% (4)
  • Other: Conflict in Schedule: 15% (3)
  • Other: Distance: 15% (3)
  • Price: 10% (2)

On what day of the week would you prefer to have our monthly program meetings (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Thursday: 75% (15)
  • Wednesday: 65% (13)
  • Tuesday: 60% (12)
  • Monday: 30% (6)
  • Saturday: 30% (3)
  • Friday: 5% (1)
  • Sunday: 5% (1)

On average, how many monthly programs do you attend each year (Sept – May):

  • 1 to 2: 45% (9)
  • 3 to 4: 30% (6)
  • 5 or more: 20% (4)
  • 0: 5% (1)

For our monthly program meetings, please select one of the options below to signify your preference:

  • Begin presentation at 6:30 pm and offer a dinner option: 40% (8)
  • Begin presentation at 7:00 pm and offer a dinner option: 25% (5)
  • Begin presentation at 6:00 pm and do not offer a dinner option: 15% (3)
  • Blank: 15% (3)
  • Other (doesn’t matter): 5% (1)

Where would you prefer us to hold our monthly in-person program meetings (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Cleveland – East: 65% (13)
  • Akron/Fairlawn: 40% (8)
  • Cleveland – West: 30% (6)
  • Multiple NEO Locations: 30% (6)
  • Cleveland – Downtown: 25% (5)
  • Cleveland – South: 5% (1)

Are there any specific topics/presenters you are interested in for 2012-2013 (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 50% (10)
  • Social Media Related Topics: 15% (3)
  • Career / Job Hunting Related Topics: 15% (3)
  • Professional Speaker (for example, author): 15% (3)
  • QR Codes: 10% (2)
  • Mobile Technology: 10% (2)
  • Marketing Communications: 5% (1)
  • Press Releases: 5% (1)
  • Editing: 5% (1)
  • Media Relations: 5% (1)
  • SharePoint: 5% (1)
  • Joint meeting with another professional organization (like ASTD): 5% (1)
  • Content Management: 5% (1)
  • Project Management: 5% (1)
  • Cloud Computing: 5% (1)

Do you have suggestions for future NEO STC community social events? Please specify (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 70% (14)
  • Visit an area attraction/museum: 15% (3)
  • Offer networking happy hours: 10% (2)
  • Host a joint networking social with another organization: 5% (1)
  • Have another ice cream social: 5% (1)

If you've entered or participated in Competitions, which benefits do you value (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Peer Reviews: 65% (13)
  • Award certificates and/or trophies: 45% (9)
  • Community covers the cost to send “Best of Show” entry on to the International Level: 25% (5)
  • Banquet Tickets: 5% (1)
  • Other: 5% (1)

Is there anything that you feel will improve the Competitions Program for next year (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 65% (13)
  • Exchange with another chapter: 15% (3)
  • Allow more time for judging: 5% (1)
  • Don’t have entry submitters be judges: 5% (1)
  • Have teams of 3 judges: 5% (1)
  • Hold competitions every other year: 5% (1)

How could the Membership Committee better meet your needs/expectations as a member of NEO STC (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 95% (19)
  • Create a Facebook page and encourage people to post there : 5% (1)

What could NEO STC do to better motivate you to renew your membership (more than one answer possible per responder):

  • Blank: 75% (15)
  • Separate from International STC: 10% (2)
  • Offer meetings in central location: 5% (1)
  • Happy to renew membership – live to far away to participate in meetings: 5% (1)
  • Lower membership fees: 5% (1)
 
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