Re: Personality types and motivators in the biz (was RE: STC Philadelphia conference sessions

Subject: Re: Personality types and motivators in the biz (was RE: STC Philadelphia conference sessions
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:35:38 -0400


The people who see great value in the STC conference are those who see great value in its opportunities to network.




The points below (extracted from John's list) can be interpreted as "meeting new people" or,
in a more businesslike phrasing, as "opportunities to network." For people like myself, there
is little or no distinction between those two phrases.
If one quibbles that some of these points do not require socializing, then we are back to the
premise that one might as well stay home at the computer keyboard.
Technical communication is a niche that allows us to focus on precise (dare I say "cold"?)
language and graphics while minimizing the squishy interpersonal stuff with all its
non-verbal cues. (Not eliminating it, but minimizing it.)

Jim

On 5/22/08, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > * to get STC speaking gigs
> > * to network
> > * to make contact with software developers and service vendors
> > * to find work
> > * to garner contacts and resources for my local chapter
> > * to work with the Nominating Committee (which I was a member of for
> > a couple years)
> > * to introduce my fiance to people and to show her the people I work
> > with (oh, she had things to say about tech writers! :) )
> >
> > And always, always, always to see old friends and to meet as many new
> > people as I can."
>
> See, that wouldn't be me.
> My list of reasons would include the ones about info and skills, and
> maybe a little bit about meeting some acquaintances in the biz, but
> there would end my social motivation. Where you repeated, three
> different ways, the joy of simply meeting new people... that would be a
> motivator to me only if all the "old" people I know had died off and I
>
>






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From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
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Subject: Re: Personality types and motivators in the biz (was RE: STC Philadelphia conference sessions










We must be reading a different messages from John. To me, only one involves
the "joy of simply meeting people", and that the reason begins with "...And
always, always, always", unless because he mentions "always" three times,
you are counting it three times.

What reason did you think you saw?








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References:
STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: Rob Hudson
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: John Hedtke
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: Guy K. Haas
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: John Hedtke
Personality types and motivators in the biz (was RE: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Personality types and motivators in the biz (was RE: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: John Posada

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