Powerfully Positive Ponderings

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Community Engagement and The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games is about so much more than sport. Cynics would say, “You’re right – it’s about corporate advertising, athlete endorsements and big money.” And while that has some truth to it — more importantly, it’s about fair competition, [...]

Simple Words In A Complex World

There’s a saying, “If you can’t dazzle them with diamonds, baffle them with B.S.” But despite a push towards “plain language” that began with the rise of information-overload largely driven by the Internet, we see overly complex language and jargon [...]

Eliminating Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome

Recently, I was leading a workshop for local government elected officials on how to engage better with your stakeholders and constituents in order to achieve more during a council term. Respect was a key theme of my presentation and the [...]

From Idea to Outreach: Planning for Successful Public Engagement (Better Public Engagement Part III)

This week we’ll take a look at the planning required to go from idea to successful outreach — the best practices that ensure your public engagement is effective and gets directly to the heart of the issue. Clear Objectives, Clear [...]