Governance Issues & Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Companies probably have calls out to governance experts to parachute in and coach the members of their boards on their duties. The Harvey Weinstein scandal has now moved into the governance issues phase. 

National Association of Government Communicators offers crisis communications presentation

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Join NAGC this Friday October 6th for Encore! Uprising: A City Divided With Mark Basnight Senior Public Affairs Training Specialist, National Public Affairs Academy, Argonne National Laboratory In crisis communications, you can’t know what’s coming. But you can look ahead to prepare for the unexpected. And you can look back to learn from what others have been through. At […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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Writers & authors: Tap into the expertise of government communicators to get the information you need

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A guest blog from Donna Harris, a government communicator who serves on the board of NAGC (National Association of Government Communicators) … Argh…Government! Either there is too much or too little government action. But wait, I work for the federal government—well to be honest—for an independent government agency and […].

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What do reporters say they would like from government Public Affairs offices?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

When I attended the annual NAGC Communications School (National Association of Government Communicators), I heard reporters’ perspectives on dealing with Public Affairs offices. “It’s so hard for reporters to find the right number to call in a government agency.

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National Association of Government Communicators: June 13-15, St. Louis

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Here’s some information on NAGC’s Communications School in St. Louis: Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations for the National Transportation Safety Board, will teach you how to define communication goals, separate strategy from tactics, and effectively use research and evaluation in a half-day advance training workshop at the 2017 NAGC Communications School in St. Louis. […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Obama’s SOTU: What Is, and What Could Have Been

Duarte Blog

Although the two men told very different stories about the role of government in job creation, their common allusion suggests that American cultural references don’t differ as much from Republican to Democrat as we may think.

David Kent's Countersuit Raises Serious Questions about DHI Governance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the losses could be attributed to Kent, then DHI has a governance issue.   Corporate Governance under Scrutiny. Governance has emerged as a key variable in corporate success, including the price of the stock. David W.

Governance Issue: Alleged Sexual Harassment Puts Shareholder Interests at Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alleged sexual harassment is a governance issue. Law professors can be engaging writers.    Minna J. Kotkin starts out an opinion-editorial in The Washington Post on sexual harassment in the workplace with an allusion to "Mad Men."

Eastern Europe and the Message of Democracy

Matt Eventoff

It was the second act of public violence during a session of the Ukrainian governing body this year. Violence in the governing body of Ukraine must end; at the same time, Eastern European nations that have embraced democracy, such as Ukraine and Georgia, must send very clear signals as to the importance of democracy in the region, regardless of party or loyalties. Ukraine has been independent for less than two decades. MTV is ten years older than Ukraine’s independence.

Government communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The National Association of Government Communicators will hold its 2013 Communications School on April 16-19 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (Virginia). Plan your 2013 training budgets: NAGC holds one of the most cost-effective programs in the communications field. You will get your money’s worth. I’ve volunteered to do a speechwriting training session. More details in the weeks to come … meanwhile, mark your calendars

21st Century Fox, Corporate Governance. Shareholder Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Businesspeople following the allegations of sexual harassment by former Fox head, Roger Ailes, immediately thought: This will blow up as a governance issue. Since Enron, governance reform has been on the front burner of issues corporations have to be concerned about.

The Unintended Consequences of Ending Shared Governance

Speaking Of...

As I wrote in my last post, efficiency-minded legislators are raising questions about the role faculty play in decision-making on campuses across the University of Wisconsin System, and whether shared governance represents an expensive and wasteful practice.

Neil Gorsuch, Deloitte Center for Government Insights and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That might put management consultants, who focus on advising government, in a pickle. Not long ago, I parachuted in to do ghostwriting for executive-bylined material for the Deloitte Center for Government Insights. I billed the Deloitte Center for Government Insights for 2.5

U.S. Government = Big Spender On Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The federal government has dropped more than $4 billion on PR work since 2007, according to a report conducted by non-profit Open the Books, a nonpartisan watchdog dedicated to transparency in public spending."

The Bush Doctrine: If You Bash Government, You Can’t make it Work

TJ Walker Interactive

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What is the Future for Government Workers’ Pensions?

TJ Walker Interactive

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Hurricane Sandy Is On the Way: a case for “big” Government

TJ Walker Interactive

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The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

After looking at USA’s Drupal powered Whitehouse website, their actual government website is a huge letdown , it uses dated HTML and awful header graphics. Haven seen the gallery of government web sites from around the world (link above), I must agree. United States. Government didn't eat its own dogfood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Apparently, the government didn't follow that best practice of the business world.  In the current issue of BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK, the sidebar says: "Barack Obama promised to use technology to make Americans believe in government.

Drudge Report - Ideal Platform For Explaining Trumpism Gag Order on Several Government Agencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report should be the go-to news site for explaining the rationale underlying the new president's "gag order" on several government agencies.

High-Level Government Jobs - Pay Relative Peanuts, But Gives Access to Revolving Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in a high-level government post, you make peanuts. The advantage LeBanc brings to the law firm is his knowledge of how the government proceeds in identifying and then prosecuting alleged misconduct in telecommunications. Relatively speaking.

“The Business of Government Speechwriting”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll present a session at the NAGC conference (National Association of Government Communicators) in Arlington VA on Friday, June 8. My topic: “The Business of Government Speechwriting: How to Write Speeches that Create Value” For more information: NAGC Communications School. /CommunicationsSchool/ Cached - Similar. You +1′d this publicly. June 5-8, 2012. Sheraton National Hotel. Arlington, VA

8 Presenter Principles To Master: A Guest Posting by Jeff Hurt

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional [.].


Wisconsin Republicans Rethinking Shared Governance in University of Wisconsin System

Speaking Of...

At a meeting of the Regents today, Representative Robin Vos suggested that the Wisconsin Legislature Republican caucus is rethinking the faculty''s role in governance on UW System campuses, out of a sense that they are keeping the System from being "nimble." I am concerned that Representative Vos may be unaware of economic research that indicates that faculty involvement in decision-making through shared governance appears to contribute to the containment of college costs.

The Business of Government Speechwriting

Joan Detz Speaker Services

“The Business of Government Speechwriting: How to Write Speeches that Create Value for Your Organization” . I delivered a session on this topic at NAGC’s 2012 Communications School (National Association of Government Communicators). Here’s a quick summary of my three key points: 1.

Fox’s Brit Hume: Democratic Party’s “Governing Model Is Broken” – Media Matters

TJ Walker Interactive

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Who are the top plain-speaking government officials?

The Eloquent Woman

Speaker coach Claire Duffy asked for our help in finding videos of government officials discussing rules and laws clearly. I know for certain there are more examples of government communicators making themselves clear about laws and regulations.

Looking for video of a good government communicator

The Eloquent Woman

Reader Claire Duffy , a presentation and speaking coach based in Sydney, is looking for a few good government communicators--on video. It's to use in a workshop for government officials (especially in human services) who want to improve their relations with their clients.

Want to learn more about government speechwriting?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

NAGC (the National Association of Government Communicators) has extended the “early registration” deadline for its conference to Monday, May 7th. On Friday, June 8, I’ll present a brand-new session geared specifically for government speechwriters (and people who want to become government speechwriters). NAGC’s annual Communication School will be held June 5-8 in Arlington, VA.

Stalled Professionals, Businesses, Government Administrations - Try A/B Testing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Where they once won regular promotions, they're suddenly pass over - leaving them feeling stale and stuck. Their old ways no longer work. Yet they don't understand why."  "  - Joann S.

National Association of Government Communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

May 17-21, 2010 – NAGC Communications School Transparency & Technology Advancing Government Communications , Hyatt Regency Bethesda, MD, USA . Mark your calendars. NAGC’s annual conference offers an outstanding learning opportunity. I’ll be offering more info in the weeks ahead.

National Association of Government Communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Brad Blake, “Social Media in Government: Policies, Best Practices, and Day-to-Day Changes”. . A quick reminder: NAGC will hold its annual Communications School in Bethesda, MD, from May 17-19. This year’s theme: “Technology and Transparency.&#. I am a long-time supporter of NAGC and heartily recommend their conferences. This year, I’ve volunteered to do a session on “How To Write Career-Boosting Speeches.&# . A few of the other featured speakers and topics?

National Association of Government Communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

NAGC is an excellent professional organization for government communicators at local, state and federal organizations. It’s also a great network for consultants and freelancers who want to work with government agencies. . By the way: If anyone ever doubted the important work contributed by government communicators, two words speak volumes: “swine flu.&# Kudos to the local, state and federal communicators who bring critical information to the American public. .

PowerPoint Tip: Government Photos You can Use

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Governments have staff who take photographs as part of their jobs, and many times these photos are quite good. Fortunately, these photos also belong to the government and the various departments and agencies have generously made a lot of these photos available for use without charge.

National Association of Government Communicators

Joan Detz Speaker Services

There’s still time to sign up for NAGC’s terrific Communications School (May 17-19, Bethesda, MD). Some of the topics: Web Writing ROI: Making the Business Case for Good Content. A Market You Can’t Miss: People with Disabilities. Media Relations by the Numbers . Twitter: It’s Not Just for Ashton Kutcher Anymore. Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Your Agency. Writing E-newsletters that Work. Shaken, not Stirred: A recipe for Work-Life Balance. Ad Networks. What are they?


If you are a government communicator …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Mark your calendar now for the 2013 NAGC (Natl Assn of Govt Communicators) “Communications School”: April 16-18 in Arlington, Virginia. NAGC’s training programs offer outstanding value, and I recommend them highly. You will get your money’s worth

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell.

This Week in History: Government

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Events from July 27 through August 1 : 1779 Birthday (8/1, in Maryland) of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner&#. 1789 Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (the State Department). 1790 The first U.S. patent was issued. 1790 The first U.S. census began. 1858 Abraham Lincoln agreed to the debate terms that were proposed by Stephen Douglas (senatorial campaign in Illinois). 1921 Birthday of Whitney M. Young, Jr.

How to train your boss about communications

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Eastern Government agencies are rife with political appointees who are put in their positions for a lot of reasons, none of which include their ability to communicate. Mentoring Up: Training Your Boss About Communications Without Alienating Him or Her NAGC President, Kathryn Stokes November 15, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Often, they have no idea what their […]. Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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Delayed applause for William Hague's boast about being in government

Max Atkinson

It took the Liberal Democrats 2-3 seconds to get their hands apart for positive references to the coalition government by Nick Clegg ( HERE ) and Vince Cable ( HERE ).