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: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 10:36:07 -0400

Anything that said "network", "contacts"....... you know..... social
stuff. :-)



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From: John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 17:11
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: John Hedtke; TECHWR-L
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?



On 5/22/08, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:



John Hedtke's reasons to attend STC conferences over the years "have
included at various times and in multiple combinations:
> * to pick up skills I needed
> * to get STC speaking gigs
> * to network
> * to do research for magazine articles and books
> * to make contact with software developers and service vendors
> * to present sessions
> * to find work
> * to garner contacts and resources for my local chapter
> * to receive professional awards
> * 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! :) )
> * to go to the place the conference was in
> * to perform the latest silly song at the Jam Session
>
> 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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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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