Re: The STC and me

Subject: Re: The STC and me
From: John Fleming <johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 21:45:58 -0600

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 19:10:37 -0600, while chained to a desk in the
scriptorium, written_by -at- juno -dot- com wrote:

> $| Which begs the question: Why doesn't the STC start meetings by going
> $|
> $| around the circle and having everyone say, "My name is [blank] and
> $| I'm a
> $| technical writer?" ;>
> $
> $Is this true? Forgive me for questioning you, but is this really true?
> $Hello, my name is Bob and I am an, technical writer. Is
> $there a Ten Step Program for bad writers like myself?

Mind you, I can think of a public speaking organization--Toastmasters--
where something along that line is common practice at club meetings.
Mind you, there is a rationale for doing this. It ensures that
*everyone* at the meeting gets an opportunity to stand up "in front: of
the group and speak

If the STC chapter in question does this at its meetings, perhaps
someone has identified a need that the practice is filling. Perhaps it
is used as an "icebreaker" that helps the members get to know each other

As such, the introduction might go more along the line of, "I'm John
Fleming and I work the provincial government." At a break in the
meeting I get into a conversation with someone else who also works for
the government, but in a different ministry. We have something in
common that can help us get to know each other better.

John Fleming
Technical Writer
Edmonton, Alberta


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