I enjoy turning the spotlight on people who are great communicators. One of the best is about to retire.
This weekend, Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully will call his last game. Since 1950 (that’s not a typo) baseball fans — not just Dodger fans, but all of us — have fallen under the spell of Scully’s warm baritone voice.
During a celebration in his honor, Scully said, “I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things.”
Describing things. Isn’t that what all of us — anyone who has written a user guide or tutorial, anyone who has created technical art or instructional videos — try to do? No one does it better than Vin Scully.
In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that he’s a model for technical communicators.
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