Monday, April 8, 2013

If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Do you know how to change from passive to active voice? What exactly should you do to make your writing and web pages clean and powerful? Have you fallen into the jargon habits of your agency? Plain language uses specific word and format tools that give your writing power and clarity.

Join Bruce V. Corsino, Plain Language Program Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration for a knowledge-packed half-day workshop and learn what you need to know to write clearly and communicate messages without the muddle of bureaucratic language and jargon. This course will give you a plain language tool kit to show you how to distinguish plain language from non-plain language and transform real documents and web pages into plain, clear, powerful communications that engage stakeholders. You’ll learn about the federal Plain Writing Act of 2010. You’ll also learn strategies to convince even the most obstinate managers that plain language training would improve your office with the methods Bruce teaches to help you to prove the effects of plain language. Come ready to learn and have fun—this class is no ordinary writing class.

“Plain Language: If You Don’t Know this Stuff, You Might Be Dangerous!” will be held Wednesday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at
www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

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