New Media Search Tool Helps Federal Comms Professionals Better Serve the Public, Their Agencies

By Dirk Fillpot, Communications Coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture   Are you are frustrated that the media search tools available to us make it nearly impossible, and certainly impractical, to implement hyper local media about our vital government programs? The information we need to communicate is critical to protecting public safety and health. It greatly pleases me to inform you about a new GIS-based media … Continue reading New Media Search Tool Helps Federal Comms Professionals Better Serve the Public, Their Agencies

Creating a Clear Communication Culture

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

Developing a Speaker’s Program for Your Agency

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