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Cybersecurity breaches, natural disasters, program failures, infectious disease outbreaks... these are just a few examples of times when agencies need a strong crisis communications plan in place. But how can you prepare before the crisis strikes? And how do you bring others from your agency on board? Please join the Partnership for Public Service and … Continue reading Crisis Communications
By Gabrielle Perret For a couple years now I have spearheaded the internal newsletter for my division. I act as a combination of editor and author. My newsletter tends to have the following flow: division news, open jobs/details, upcoming events, recent events, a writing or grammar tip, a tech tip, and lastly, a call for content. … Continue reading Increasing internal newsletter engagement
Much about using plain language is easy. Well, it’s not necessarily quick, and there is a lot to remember. But the principles and the techniques are straightforward. No surprise, the hardest part is people. Last month I flew down to Atlanta to teach a class. I usually ask for samples, just so I can get … Continue reading Lessons from Plain Language Office Hours, from the PLAIN Co-chair