May 2013 Meet Up with Special Guest Stephanie Hay

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm, Last Updated: May 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

Stephanie Hay

5/22/2013 – Updated with new room information.

We will have a special guest, Stephanie Hay, for our May meet up!

How to Write Compelling Content that’s Usable

If you’ve ever wondered, “Why don’t people just read the website / emails?!?,” then this talk is for you. Especially if you’ve got limited resources like Stephanie Hay did while working at two universities, where she learned (often the hard way) how to write more human, helpful content. You’ll walk away psyched, knowing how to:

  • Find (or get) meaningful data from students, parents, alumni, and others
  • Have more pleasant content conversations with entrenched, opinionated department heads
  • Recognize higher-ed content that works — and doesn’t work
  • Write effective, engaging copy that makes people do something like apply, donate, or just come back for more.

A little bit about Steph

Stephanie Hay (@steph_hay) is a content and UX consultant whose clients include UIE and Happy Cog. Stephanie also is managing editor of Workspace Design Magazine, which she co-launched in 2010.

She is a mentor at 500 Startups and Fortify Ventures; creator of NovaCowork; co-organizer of the DC Lean Startup Circle; and co-founder of FastCustomer.

She has an M.S. and B.S. in journalism from Ohio University, where she anal-retentively earned 4.0 GPA’s while also competing as an NCAA Division-I springboard diver in 1- and 3-meter events.

Date and Location Information

This meet up will be held on May 29th from 3 P.M. to 4 P.M. in Mason Hall, Room D023 (Meese Conference Room).


We are asking that you RSVP for this meet up, since this meeting could pull in a larger audience than a typical WP meet up. If the RSVP list gets too large, we will find a bigger room for the presentation. Any room location changes will be posted to the WordPress Mason site and emailed out to our users list. Not on our email list? Please sign up now!

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