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#WeStillComing and Other Insights into Digital Communications

If you don’t know the story of the viral #WeStillComing, it’s ok; you can still have amazing digital communications thanks to these insights from the #nextgengov panelists who have been there and done it well.

 

How do I get buy in for digital communications initiatives?

  • Align…
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Added by Christine McMahon on July 26, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Lessons Learned As A Drug Dealer In Federal Prison

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

 

It’s usually an unfortunate story to hear about a commissioned officer who ends up in…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 25, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Top Graduate Programs to Excel in the Public Sector

 

Climbing the ladder in today’s job market almost always requires a Master’s degree. The public sector is run by individuals who have some sort of an M or P behind their name. Whether it is an MD, MPH, MPA or Ph.D, going back to school can expand your role and increase your contribution within the public sector. The public sector has a place for every type of professional from a doctor to a writer. Wondering what to go back to school for to excel in…

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Added by Priyanka R. Oza on July 25, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Beat Your Secret Confidence Killer

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

 

Kiyona Miah, Program Analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, has a secret confidence killer.…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 25, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Top 7 Email Metrics You Should Be Measuring

Most government organizations don’t need to be convinced of the importance of email and its impact in reaching key audiences and getting people to take action. However, not every organization knows how to best measure the results of its outreach or even what metrics are available. Although every organization’s goals and content are unique, there are some basic components you should be measuring to ensure your content is optimized to drive the most engagement.

Below are seven metrics —…

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Added by Mary Yang on July 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Communicate 101

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.  

Mail,…

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Added by Maggie Fletcher on July 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

10 Tips for Maximum Productivity, Effectiveness and Better Meetings

 

     The late management guru Peter Drucker wrote of meetings, “Meetings are by definition a concession to deficient organization.  For one either meets or one works.  One cannot do both at the same time.”

 

     Yet, we are wired to want a meeting whenever it is possible to have one.  Perhaps it is because we want to be a ‘team player’ in the organization and want other team members to work with us.  Perhaps it is because our…

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Added by David K. Rehr on July 25, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments

Crowdfunding Diplomacy: The Next Frontier for Government?

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

“If you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together.” –African…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Learning How to Lead in the Front Office

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 23, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Empowering citizens, 100%: spreading the word about NY's paid sick leave law

On Wednesday, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs hosted a day of outreach to inform commuters about the new Paid Sick…

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Added by Genevieve Gaudet on July 23, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

Awesome Web Sites and Apps -- in 12 Easy Steps

A Practitioner’s Guide to Usability Testing, Information Design and Content Strategy for Web Site and Web Application Development

Developing Web products (sites or applications) is a challenge because you must satisfy many masters. Senior management wants it done yesterday. Developers want to add as much cool stuff…

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Added by Chaeny Emanavin on July 23, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Coming Together To Work Faster, Smarter

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Failing Technology Projects? Consider Going Agile

Our requirements don't always represent what we want -- at home and on the job.

Many of us – or our family members – have had experience working with home contractors. And sometimes,…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on July 22, 2014 at 1:16pm — 5 Comments

Do You Know How to EXCEL at EEO?

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) has always been a cornerstone of the federal civil…

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Added by David B. Grinberg on July 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Spend Your Present Preparing for Your Future

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 21, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

You're Probably Not the Audience

I've been reflecting on the number of comments and decisions I've witnessed lately where people have decided that a particular online approach, website design, engagement channel, interface design, fact sheet or other design or content is no good as it didn't appeal personally to them.



There's definitely a tendency in our society for individuals to think they are the central audience for everything they are exposed to - advertisements, entertainment, news and online…
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Added by Craig Thomler on July 20, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Operating Your Organization Like a Democracy

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 18, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Presenting Analysis



 

This past week I was able to attend a Management Concepts training offered by my Agency focused on presenting data analysis.  This was a great three day training that if you ever have the opportunity to take I highly recommend.   But as I know training dollars can be thin, I’m going to share some of my favorite take-aways and experiences from the class.…

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Added by Sabrina H. DeLay on July 18, 2014 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Common Principles for Digital Services?

 

I have recently been involved in looking at some internal digital services in the role of Digital Architect.

During this process I have a mental model of the key points that I would expect in any service.

These are pretty generic and I would ask them for any new service, or an old one which is being transformed.

They might not all apply to every service.

I am not saying that we should always take the relevant action but we…

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Added by Nick Halliday on July 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why Government Branding is Necessary

Yesterday I gave a talk on branding in government at the July 2014 Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency Public and Media Communications Council meeting in Washington, DC. Here's a link to the playlist with some clips from the talk. As always, all opinions are my own.


 

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on July 18, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

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