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Subject:Re: Help - my consultants cannot write! From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> Date:Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:12:51 -0700
In a teaching hospital or one where advanced research into new technologies
and techniques is being conducted, the choice between two surgeons could
very easily hinge on one's greater ability to communicate with students,
research grant managers and other less technically adept audiences. Imagine
if Drs Oliver Sacks or Denton Cooley had been inarticulate communicators.
Also, our auto mechanic does an excellent job of explaining things to my
mother-in-law, who has no technical training at all. I would say that this
ability contributes considerably to the success of his business.
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:
> Precisely. There are professions -- like brain surgeon, or mechanic --
> where communication skills are largely irrelevant. But there are also
> professions -- like security consultant (any kind of consultant, really),
> trainer/teacher, or manager -- where being able to express oneself clearly
> and convey information succinctly and accurately to others are _essential
> aspects of the work_.
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