Steven's COVID Story - "Give yourself some grace"
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About Steven Stout
Steven, has served as the Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) since late 2016. He earned a BBA at Baylor University in Business Communication as well as Public Relations.
Stout started his journey in the association world with Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP®), an international hospitality association.
At HFTP®, Steven served in a variety of roles over 14 years most recently as the Director of Meetings & Special Events and oversaw the execution of all of the association’s international conferences including HITEC®, the world's largest conference dedicated specifically to hospitality technology.
a technical note
When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.
Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.