TechComm & MarCom

Subject: TechComm & MarCom
From: "Meyers, Patrick (GES SF)" <meyerpa -at- exchange -dot- ml -dot- com>
To: "'John Posada'" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "Meyers, Patrick (GES SF)" <meyerpa -at- exchange -dot- ml -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 16:48:22 -0400

This brings up a really interesting point! (thanks John, and btw PowerPoint
is only one of many in my illustrious skill set of desktop publishing and

Do Tech writing and Marketing/Sales writing ever merge in the writing world,
in in specific jobs or companies?


-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 1:37 PM
To: Meyers, Patrick (GES SF); TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Powerpoint

Chances are that most of the PPTs you create are
directed at sales and marketing presentations.
Therefore, JUST PPT is a pretty narrow skill. However,
it should be part of a skill set directed at Marcom
(marketing communications).

Techcom (technical communications) doesn't rely on PPT
as much (though I do use it to create bodacious
network schematics used in proposals) as something
like Visio.

If you want to deal ONLY with PPT, then I'd look at an
environment that is SO big, that they are cranking out
presenations hand over fist, a Fortune 500 environment
comes to mind.

--- "Meyers, Patrick (GES SF)"
<meyerpa -at- exchange -dot- ml -dot- com> wrote:
> Does anyone use MS PowerPoint as a primary or
> secondary
> documentation/writing program?
> Just a curious question from a PowerPoint production
> expert looking into
> getting into Techwriting.

John Posada, Merck Research Laboratories
Sr Technical Writer, WinHelp and html
(work) john_posada -at- merck -dot- com - 732-594-0873
(pers) jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com - 732-291-7811
"The art of creating software that is usable by individuals is a
communication skill. It is not a programming skill."
--Bill Atkinson, creator of MacPaint and HyperCard
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