A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications
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
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
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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