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Re: Survey: How do you want to get info on available training?
Subject:Re: Survey: How do you want to get info on available training? From:Win Day <winday -at- CML -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 22 Feb 1995 17:33:44 -0500
On Wed, 22 Feb 1995 Mary -dot- Deaton -at- HALCYON -dot- COM wrote:
> I have a question for people on this list. I am an independent consultant
> specializing in online documentation development and help authoring training.
> My primary market is the thousands of technial writers in this country and the
> other thousands of software companies they work for. How would you rather hear
> about my Doc-To-Help classes or my courses in managing help projects?
> Do you want me to mail you a flyer (and use trees, ink, electricity, etc. to
> do it), send you a fax (and use trees, ink, electricity, etc.), or drop a
> little piece of email on the list telling people they can contact me if they
> are interested (use minimal amount of electricity)? I will tell you now that
> as a new business I don't have the money to buy ads in Technical
> Communications, and I know not all technical writers are members. And I am
> certainly not going to sit around making phone calls to everyone: I hate
> Of course, I am making a basic assumption that my fellow technical
> communicators want to know about training opportunities or products that will
> help them do their work. But based on the response to Stefan and a previous
> notice I posted here, I could be wrong.
I know I'm in the minority, but I would like to see you post it to the
list. I always appreciate hearing about training; flyers don't last long
around my house since my kids discovered the joys of recycling. And if I
saved paper copies of everything that interested me I wouldn't be able to
find my office... Electronic copies take up so much less space.
Depending on the rest of the responses, would you send it to me directly
if you don't post it to the list?