How to convince your boss you need to go to STANZ

21 Jul

As someone interested in testing, you probably already know about the premier testing conference in Australasia, STANZ. You might even have been before and had a great time listening to inspirational speakers and chatting to other testers. If you would like to go to this year’s STANZ there’s probably only one way that will happen, and that’s if your kind, hardworking boss understands the value of you keeping up to date with the latest developments in testing and buys you a ticket.

If you think your boss might need to know more before that, copy and paste the letter below and send it to them. It explains exactly why STANZ is the event of the year which you should attend. Plus it’s always nice to get a letter.

<Your boss’ name and address>

Dear Boss,

Let’s make your job easier

You seem pretty busy to me. I bet it would be great to have a couple of days to get down to work while all your testers are out at a top quality testing conference. What’s even better is that we would come back with new ideas, practical tools we could apply to our work and buzzing with excitement from having spent time with other testers.

If you’ve spent the last 20 seconds nodding your head while reading this letter then you should book me a place at STANZ, Software Testing Australia New Zealand, or in the other words, the premier testing conference in Australasia.

STANZ is run by Software Education who provide expert training in all areas of software development. They book international experts and local speakers who are independent so they won’t try and sell me stuff. Instead they’ll discuss the important issues facing testers. The calibre of the speakers makes this conference excellent value for money.

All you have to do is go to and book my place to attend. It means I’ll be out of the office for a couple of days but I’ll be back before you have the chance to miss me and I’ll be so proud that you thought enough of me and my career to send me to this great event that I’ll even make you coffee for the rest of the week.

Kind regards,


p.s. if five of us go one of us will get a free place

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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


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