No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences, and 80% by your communication skills. - Stephen Wang
Over the last twenty years in manufacturing, I have gained many valuable skills that have enabled me to become a well-rounded professional and leader. However, if I had to name one skill-set that has provided me influence and has propelled my career, it would be Technical Storytelling. No matter what discipline, experience level, or background you may have, everyone loves reading a great story.
Opposed to creative writing, technical storytelling (or writing) is the skill of communicating information in a highly specialized field, including, but not limited to, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It's the art of communicating in a way that presents technical information so that the reader can use that information for an intended purpose.