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By Arleen Porcell Let me be clear—plain language is clear communication. As a federal communicator you have learned and practiced plain language principles and techniques; applying them to your daily work. Also called plain writing or plain English, plain language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 defines plain language … Continue reading Creating a Clear Communication Culture
By Mike Pina Speaking at conferences and events may spark a real boost to your agency’s mission. Public speaking offers a unique gateway to reach key stakeholders, audiences, and industry peers. It also provides a path to connect with others, share your message, and help motivate change or support. When your agency's subject matter experts participate … Continue reading Developing a Speaker’s Program for Your Agency
By David Kosub Scientists like me who traded their pipettes in for pens still attempt to understand the world around them through experiments—so join me in this virtual one. First, begin by closing your eyes... Were you able to continue reading this post? If you were, then you have mutant powers, are cheating with your … Continue reading Oh Say Can You See? Perspectives from a Communicator with Low-Vision