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Author Event: Discussing "Designing the Conversation" with Russ Unger

We are excited to announce a special author event: Discussing "Designing the Conversation" with Russ Unger! Thanks to Designkitchen for hosting!

Important Information:

*Please note that this event is starting half an hour earlier than our other events.

*You will need to register and present an ID to attend this event. Please be sure that your Meetup name matches the name on your ID.

*While we normally don't mind if attendees have read the book or not, we do ask that you make every effort to read the book and arrive with a few questions to ask when an author visits us.

*This event is limited to 30 people. While we do not offer refunds, please be kind and updated your status if you are no longer able to join us. This will allow another person to RSVP and attend. Thanks!

"Facilitation skills are the foundation of every successful design practice, yet training on this core competency has been largely unavailable—until now. Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation is a complete guide to developing the facilitation skills you need to communicate effectively and design fully engaging experiences. Learn to take control as Russ Unger, Brad Nunnally, and Dan Willis show you how to use your skills as a facilitator to deftly extract information from different types of people in various scenarios and address any problems and needs that arise along the way.

With this book, you will learn how to:

-Bring together different cross-functional project teams, stakeholders, and clients while balancing their needs, goals, and requirements with those of users
-Prepare for activities through agenda setting, planning for different types of personalities, and identifying the method of practicing that works best for you
-Perform group facilitation in workshops, brainstorming sessions, and focus groups
-Manage individual facilitation activities through interviews, usability testing, sales calls, and mentoring
-Conduct one-to-many facilitation activities such as presentations, virtual seminars, and lectures
-Understand how to manage Q & A from audiences of all sizes"

Why are we charging an RSVP fee? See here.

Hope to see you soon!

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  • Aaron S.

    I'm bummed that I missed this one! Hopefully I can make the others.

    August 30, 2013

  • Andre Aguto A.

    Great discussions and thought points!

    August 29, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    For anyone who wants to change their RSVP:

    1) Log in to Meetup.com.

    2) In the top right corner of your screen, from the My Groups menu, select UX Book Club Chicago.

    3) The book club page should default to the "Upcoming" tab. Under this tab, the event date should be listed on the right and under that should be the status of your RSVP. Click on your status (e.g. "I'm attending").

    4) On the right of the next page should give you the option to change your RSVP.

    Hope this helps. We, unfortunately, have to limit the number of attendees to 30. There's one open spot as of this morning.

    For those of you who were able to RSVP, see you tonight.

    August 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't seem to be able to change the RSVP because that button seems inactive.

      August 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Deanie! I just did that and it worked!

      August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, there's been a cloud burst at work just now. I regret that I can't make it.

    August 28, 2013

  • Aaron S.

    I may not be able to make it due to a late night at work. Hopefully I can make the next event, and I will certainly check out the book.

    August 28, 2013

  • Jme J.

    If theres a list min opening on wed- I would love to come- Jamie

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Nikola R.

      Looks like 1 spot is open.

      August 28, 2013

  • Jen Peters O.

    I cannot make it either :(. I cannot seem to change my RSVP from my phone, once I can get on a computer I'll see if I can.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Marie S.

    Can I use Misty's spot?

    August 27, 2013

  • Misty C.

    Work deadlines are getting the best of me, so I will be unable to attend. I'm really disappointed...I always enjoy a presentation from Russ. I hope someone can use my spot, so they can be informed and entertained. I really did find the book helpful.

    August 27, 2013

  • Marie S.

    Hi! Can I be on a waitlist?

    August 27, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    Designkitchen is looking forward to hosting everyone on Wednesday. Parking in the area should be a little easier by 6p than earlier in the day, but anyone looking for alternative ways to get to DK: we recently got a Divvy station right outside of our front door. http://divvybikes.com/

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Lea

    I'll be out of town. Bummer!

    August 13, 2013

  • Ashley

    Very excited to meet fellow UX designers and Russ Unger!

    1 · July 21, 2013

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