Speaking to the news media can be a tricky business. This is especially true if you are not a professional communicator, former journalist, or possess other expertise in media relations and communications.
Here’s a post I wrote for the IC Space, sharing three social media tips for internal communicator. You can read the original posting over on the UK Government Communications Service website. The IC Space is a fantastic place for internal communication professionals across government to learn and network so I…Continue
Major League Baseball's opening day -- one of the most American days there is. Another American past time: our government. Throwing the ball back to 2011 we can assess where the government is now. Is the government in the minor leagues in 2014?Continue
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Where Facebook taught us to talk to people all over the world who we will never meet,…Continue
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Indeed, such sites can become the bane of our existence and an outlet for procrastination when there’s work to be done, but the humor engendered by a quick peek, a speedy…Continue
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The data is out, government vendors manage to make money helping the government use social media. In fact, one of SmartProcure’s fellow participants in …
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TJ Walker, Media and Presentation Expert will be sponsored by the Resume Place, Inc. for a two-day class in Baltimore, MD. Learn how to speak before groups, briefings and panel interviews. What you need is Preparation and Practice.
Four years ago, Kathryn Troutman traveled to New York City to practice her popular workshop curriculum, Ten Steps to a Federal Job curriculum, and my media messages with TJ Walker. We took videos and replayed them. We talked about my strengths and…Continue
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A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the 11th time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.…Continue
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We (EPA, that is) are using a new tool called Thunderclap. Thunderclap is one of the systems where GSA negotiated fed-friendly terms of service, and EPA signed it a month or two ago. I think it has HUGE potential.
How it works:
1) An organizer creates a message to be shared and a date/time it’ll go out. They also choose a goal: how many people have to sign up for the message to go out. If you fall short, nothing goes out. All of that goes on a page on the…Continue
Leaders are trying to use measurements as their swimming goggles. It is the major technique they are relying on. My beef with measures is that we are not applying them proportionally. - Martha Johnson.
You've probably heard the phrase, "measure twice and cut once." But in government it seems like we are measuring eight times.
In the fourth and final part our interview with Martha Johnson we talk…Continue
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"At GSA I encountered an insidious war between the Rights government and the Performance government.” - Martha Johnson.
Back in the 1800s the US passed legislation that created the civil service. The objective of the legislation was change the civil service from a rewards system where you got your job just if you voted for someone to a life-long pursuit.
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There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go…Continue
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Scott Smith, Nick Papagiannis and I had the opportunity to kick off Social Media Week Chicago with a presentation titled “Content Marketing That Wins: Making Brands, Readers, AND…Continue
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EPA leapt into the social media world in July 2007 with our first blog post. Ever since, we've been working to expand our options. That's been greatly helped by the terms of service that GSA has negotiated on behalf of all federal agencies (most agreements contain clauses we can't accept as federal agencies for various legal reasons). See howto.gov for the overarching process and the…Continue
The following cat videos were posted on the official Social Security Youtube page as well as placed Skip Ads on Youtube to encourage retiring online through our new website.
The SSA website redesign is seen in the video as well.
All cats and voice over talent were…Continue
Added by Meg Freeburn on August 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Crowdsourcing is one of those words that means different things to different people. For our purposes, Daren Brabham defines it as, "Crowdsourcing it an online distributed problem solving and production model that uses the power of online communities to meet organizational needs."
Brabham is an…Continue
A few months back we talked to IBM's Gadi Ben-Yehuda about the business case for Pinterest in government. We discovered Pinterest offered a new way for agencies to showcase their mission. Now GSA has approved terms of service for government to Instagram.
We launched a new government Twitter dashboard called Great Gov Tweets this week. We build the dashboard every day by looking at every tweet sent by federally-managed twitter accounts two days before and then giving them scores based on retweets, favorites, and their audience size.
We do this to identify what kinds of government communication works best. We want to highlight great, effective, mission-driven usage of social…Continue
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