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Teaching Technical Information to the Non-Technical Audience

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What techniques might enable the delivery of technical information to a nontechnical audience? Within these techniques, how might analogies and metaphors aid in communication. Find an example using an analogy or a metaphor to distill the details of a technical product or process.

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Typically your audience will vary widely in their technical knowledge and level of comfort with technical topics. Selecting the appropriate scope is essential as well as simplifying your message to them. A lot of background information is not always appropriate. One should ask themselves "Will this help the end user do something useful?" If the answer is no, then the information should be eliminated from your delivery.

An instructor should summarize their main points and do not expect your audience to have any particular set of skills or knowledge that is a logical precursor to what you are ...

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Typically your audience will vary widely in their technical knowledge and level of comfort with technical topics. Selecting the appropriate scope is essential as well as simplifying your message to them. A lot of background information is not always appropriate. One should ask themselves "Will this help the end user do something useful?" If the answer is no, then the information should be eliminated from your delivery.

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