Re: Why should I go to a conference?

Subject: Re: Why should I go to a conference?
From: "Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH)" <CMPARKER -at- INTERMEDIA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 11:35:00 -0400

Mike,

Thank you,
The info. you supplied for Anne is also helpful to me.


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>From: M. Dannenberg[SMTP:midannen -at- SI -dot- BOSCH -dot- DE]
>Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 4:41 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Why should I go to a conference?

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>Anne Chenette wrote:
>> I would like to go because the technical presentations (plus
>> a day-long tutorial) would help me get up to speed quickly. (I'm
>> moderately technical, but I've been out of the field for a while.)
>> My boss is a good guy, and he thinks this sounds reasonable, but
>> the cost is an issue. So he needs a little help justifying why
>> a technical conference makes sense for a technical writer.
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>Try to tie it to your work more specifically. Don't say "I want to go to
>the conference because I'll learn a lot" but rather "this particular
>presentation is relevant for me because it covers this specific area of
>my job". Might be a bit tough on your first day, but there are always a
>couple of no-brainers like "Oh, we definitely have to evaluate XML as a
>basis for multi-platform content delivery". Now, if you manage to toss
>the word "synergy" into that last sentence, you're practically on your
>way.
>
>Conferences are pretty much the only way to keep up to date in our
>field, at least as far as new technologies for information delivery are
>concerned. By the time this kind of information is available in the form
>of books or training courses, it's usually old hat.
>
>Good luck,
>Mike Dannenberg
>

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