RE: Stupid TW Tricks (was: Integrating Tech Pubs more closely with Engineering...)

Subject: RE: Stupid TW Tricks (was: Integrating Tech Pubs more closely with Engineering...)
From: "Sella Rush" <srush -at- MusicNet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:22:41 -0800

> <<<Another trick - parrot their words. Engineers LOVE to hear
> you explain
> back to them what they just said. It makes them all warm and creamy
> inside. "So what you're saying is...." Watch the smiles form...Good
> luck...that'll be $235.00. :-)

I once told a friend of mine about "parroting" and she just about fell over laughing. She told me that in the 50's and 60's a common bit of advice on "how to get a man" was that repeating a man's ideas back to him was a surefire way to get him to fall in love with you. Couple that with the advice to get involved in the man's hobbies and interests, and we could well start a stampede.

<insert gender balance here> My guess is it works at least as well for women. We're so unused to men actually taking our ideas seriously...<gboff>

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Sella Rush
technical writer
MusicNet
206-269-6115
srush -at- musicnet -dot- com

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