Re: If you had 15 minutes...

Subject: Re: If you had 15 minutes...
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Viv Crawford" <viv_crawford -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 07:21:01 -0700

Assuming that (1) we're talking about everyone from the CEO down to the person
who empties the trash and (2) that I didn't already have anything specific in
mind (which seems to be your situation), I'd probably do a talk on the
importance of knowledge preservation in a business and how everyone everyone in
the company knows something that would be missed in some way if they were
suddenly not there and the knowledge had not been preserved. My objective would
be to impress upon the people who perceive themselves as being the least
significant that they know things that make them important to the company's
success, and to try to remind the people at the top of that as well.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Viv Crawford" <viv_crawford -at- hotmail -dot- com>
> Every morning, one of us presents a 'something'. Often developers do show and
> tells of whatever they've developed recently, or tools or technologies they
> are investigating or implementing. Managers and account managers will update
> us on how various opportunities are progressing. The admin people will
> periodically update us on the procedures we should be following.
>
> Normally, when I present, because I'm fairly new in post, I'm able to preset a
> new thing. First time, I showed the tool I was intending to buy. Next time
> round I showed some prototype output I'd made with said tool. The next time I
> used this slot to get developer buy-in and feedback on how I was intending to
> refer to various UI elements (hemidemisemisubtabs etc...) in the forthcoming
> manual.
>
> I'm due to present again next week and am wondering, if you could talk to your
> entire company for 15 to 20 minutes about anything at all, what would you tell
> 'em?

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If you had 15 minutes...: From: Viv Crawford

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