Re: Trade Shows and Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Trade Shows and Tech Writers
From: Len Olszewski <saslpo -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 1996 13:37:16 GMT

In article <Pine -dot- ULT -dot- 3 -dot- 90 -dot- 960708155751 -dot- 4896A-100000 -at- traverse -dot- lib -dot- mi -dot- us>,
"THOMAS A. JOHNSON" <am312 -at- TRAVERSE -dot- LIB -dot- MI -dot- US> writes:


|> So, should I send manuals with our machine? Should I go to the show or
|> stay home and use it as leverage to attend the STC conference in
|> Toronto.

If it looks like you have no choice, go to the trade show with the idea
of showing manuals to customers or potential customers and seeing what
they thing. You might consider a survey form, and give away refrigerator
magnets or something when people fill it out and give it to you.


|> And, are there any of you who
|> are working for industrial equipment manufacturers who could possibly do
|> something along the lines of a "manual exchange?" I'm thinking of
|> something like, you send in a dozen manuals and you get a dozen in
|> exchange to peruse for ideas, techniques or whatever. If there is any
|> interest in that, I'd be willing to coordinate it.

This is always the reason I like to volunteer as a judge in our local
STC documentation competitions. You get to see *all kinds* of different
manuals. You might consider doing that in your local chapter, and
volunteer for the industrial documentation category, or the one that
fits your expertise and interest the best.

Len Olszewski My opinions; you go get your own.
saslpo -at- unx -dot- sas -dot- com

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