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RISK MAP/CERC Training Webinar “Plain Language: Communicating for Results”
DATE: Thursday, March 28, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m. ET
APPROVED FOR 1 ASFPM CEC!
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Audio Connection: 571-209-6390; Access Code: 993 100 916#
Plain Language: Communicating for Results
The rationale for using plain language is valid: communication should be understandable, relevant, and actionable. This includes making technical or complex terms and concepts meaningful for non-technical audiences. Plus, it’s the law for Federal agencies. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 mandates plain language for certain audiences and tasks (plainlanguage.gov). Still, writing and speaking in plain language isn’t always plain.
Join this live, 1-hour webinar, hosted by Resilience Action Partners, to explore the benefits of and ways to overcome barriers to communicating in plain language. Jesse Potts, a senior writer with writing firm Garfinkel + Associates, will share perspectives and practical tips for communicating for results.
Jesse Potts is a senior writer with Garfinkel + Associates, a writing firm based in Bethesda, MD. He has led projects for the American Institute of Architects and an award-winning annual report for NPR, among others. Jesse served as executive editor of a peer-reviewed journal before putting his experience with research, government proposals, analytical reports, and fiction to work for G+A.