FCN Presents Research Findings to the National Association of Government Communicators – By Dannielle Blumenthal, PhD

FCN panelists discuss the background and development of “Advancing Federal Government Communications.” From left to right: Jackye Zimmermann, U.S. Department of Education; Lisa Chesnel, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Aubrey McMahan, FCN Chair, U.S. Geological Survey; Joseph Coslett, Defense Information School; Jeff Brooke, the MITRE Corporation; and Dave Hebert, U.S. Geological Survey. (All opinions are the … Continue reading FCN Presents Research Findings to the National Association of Government Communicators – By Dannielle Blumenthal, PhD

Calendar of Events

» FCN's Google Calendar  Upcoming Events / Save the Date September 15 October 12 Recent Events including Takeaways & Recordings (2017) August 10 June 27, 2017 - How to Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves—and Get the Training Results You Want May 16, 2017 - How can Strategic Change Communications Help Your Agency Agenda Attendee list … Continue reading Calendar of Events

Government Communicators: Know Who’s Who In a Field Video Crew – By Ann Ramsey

You probably deal with field video crews often in your role as a government communicator. For example, you host press conferences and other media events that broadcasters want to cover. From the broadcasters’ point of view, any shooting done out of the studio (i.e. covering your event) is considered “field” or “remote” shooting; they will … Continue reading Government Communicators: Know Who’s Who In a Field Video Crew – By Ann Ramsey

Letting Go of 85% of Our Email Subscribers

Late last year, Business.USA.gov (BUSA) began transitioning its web presence to USA.gov and with its content, came its social media and email accounts. While transferring ownership of a Twitter account is fairly easy to do from a technical standpoint, transferring email ownership and tools is not. We had to tackle several things at the start … Continue reading Letting Go of 85% of Our Email Subscribers

Becoming an Agile Content Team – By Jessica Milcetich

In March, the team of writers and editors at USAGov adopted some agile principles in an attempt to streamline our content development process.We hoped operating in a more agile manner would help us address some of the challenges we were facing as a team:Being asked to support many new projectsCompeting prioritiesBottlenecks and silosIt was a … Continue reading Becoming an Agile Content Team – By Jessica Milcetich

Building Trust With New Leadership

On behalf of the Partnership for Public Service and the Federal Communicators Network, thank you for attending yesterday's event on building trust with new leadership. We'd appreciate it if you took a few moments to complete this survey. Your feedback helps us continue to improve this event series.Please see below for resources from the event, including a recording … Continue reading Building Trust With New Leadership

10 Tips For Federal Employees On The Personal Use Of Social Media

This “cheat sheet” is meant to help clarify some issues that federal employees may not be aware of, or that may be confusing. It is not meant to replace a thorough review of law, policy, and official guidance or to restrict or alter your rights and responsibilities in any way. When in doubt, please do … Continue reading 10 Tips For Federal Employees On The Personal Use Of Social Media

Recording, Slide Deck posted for "What Do You Mean? Communicate Using Plain Language"

A big thank you to the Partnership for Public Service for helping organize "What Do You Mean? Communicate Using Plain Language" on 10/6/16.Resources from the event have been posted and can be found at the following links:RecordingSlide deck (white background version)Breakout group exercisesAttendee contact information Save the date for the Partnership for Public Service's next event on … Continue reading Recording, Slide Deck posted for "What Do You Mean? Communicate Using Plain Language"

Slides Posted for "Best Practices in Digital Communications from Canadian, UK, and US Governments"

Many thanks to the participants on the webinar "Best Practices in Digital Communications from Canadian, UK, and US Governments" - Laura Wesley, Cormac Smith, Fran Cavanagh, Adam Thorndike, and David Kaufman.In addition, thank you to all the sponsors for this webinar. Thank you to the Communications Community Office in Canada, Government Communication Service within the … Continue reading Slides Posted for "Best Practices in Digital Communications from Canadian, UK, and US Governments"

Slides posted for webinar "Picture This: Telling Your Agency’s Story Through Visual Content"

Note: for more information on this webinar, here is another post on our blogMany thanks to the Partnership for Public Service, the participating presenters, and the many attendees of this exciting presentation.Slides for this presentation can be found here.Questions? Please contact Katie Koziara at kkoziara@ourpublicservice.org