Do you use persuasion in your career?

Subject: Do you use persuasion in your career?
From: Gretchen Hollis <misswoodstocker -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 18:08:02 -0700

I'm a graduate student in technical communication, and I'm curious about how
technical writers might use persuasion in their careers.

- Please respond with your current job title and how you frequently
communicate with your co-workers (e.g., email, face-to-face, written, etc.).
- Can you describe a situation where you needed to persuade a co-worker
to use your idea? For example, have you ever discussed how you benefit the
company to your supervisor? Or, have you ever talked a developer or SME into
creating or changing something based on your idea?
- What were your results? Did you end up helping the company or your


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