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Storytelling Plain and Simple

Federal Communicators Network

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Storytelling Plain and Simple

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Think you can't be a creative government writer? Think again. Writing is challenging, whether it is for a 140-character Twitter message, a 400-word blog or a 500-page report. You want to catch a reader and keep their attention. We are saturated with communications from every direction. Don’t let your message get lost in the headlines. Find out how to make sure your words can help your readers understand what you mean and do what you need them to do.

 

Want to learn how to develop a story that draws your readers in and keeps them tuned in? Join the Federal Communicators Network for training on writing in plain language with an emphasis on storytelling. 

 

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Speakers:  

 

Kathryn Sosbe works as a public affairs specialist and web content editor in the Office of Communication at the U.S. Forest Service, the largest agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has a nearly 30-year daily newspaper background, writing, assigning and editing stories at newspapers in Colorado, Florida and Idaho. Kathryn also has worked as an advocate for the Deaf and hard of hearing in the Philadelphia area, leading the charge for people's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Katherine Spivey serves as the General Services Administration’s Plain Language Launcher, coordinating GSA’s plain language program. She is also co-chair of the Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) as well as a trainer, teaching plain language courses for Digital Gov University and numerous federal agencies. Katherine works for GSA's Federal Acquisitions Service's Integrated Technology Services, where she manages web content, coordinates social media, and edits Mary Davie's blog, Great Government through Technology. Before joining GSA, Katherine was a web content manager at the Department of Homeland Security, web content editor at international law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and websites manager at the International Association of Chiefs of Police. She has taught at local community colleges and at the Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in English from the University of Mary Washington.

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Where is the training room located?

 

Go to the basement conference center (floor B1), room 19.

 

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

ID requirements to enter the Mark Center are important to note.  

Enter through the Visitor Control Center, located in the elevated walkway connected to the parking garage. 

DOD employees do not need an escort in the buidling. All others (non - DOD federal employees and contractors ) must have an escort in the building. Hosts will be available at the Visitor Control Center to escort you to the training room. Be sure to have a picture ID, this will be left with security until you exit.

Please read more information for details on access:    http://www.whs.mil/our-services/mark-center

 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

http://www.whs.mil/our-services/transportation/getting-mark-center

Please read above website information for details on transportatin to the Mark Center. There is a bus from the Pentagon Transit Center to the Mark Center, the 7M. Parking if very limited, and visitor reservations are required. Contact the organizer (button to the right) if you must have parking. 

 

 

 

Have questions about Storytelling Plain and Simple? Contact Federal Communicators Network

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Mark Center
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22311

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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Federal Communicators Network

The Federal Communicators Network offers communications best practices, training, networking, and other opportunities for federal government employees. FCN is an independent, professional organization of volunteers founded 1995. FCN members are government employees managing U.S. government communications.

Communications best practices, training, networking, and other opportunities for federal government employees. The Federal Communicators Network is an independent, professional organization of volunteers founded 1995.Communications best practices, training, networking, and other opportunities for federal government employees. The Federal Communicators Network is an independent, professional organization of volunteers founded 1995. - See more at: http://fedcommnetwork.blogspot.com/#sthash.iozdxL76.dpufCommunications best practices, training, networking, and other opportunities for federal government employees. The Federal Communicators Network is an independent, professional organization of volunteers founded 1995. - See more at: http://fedcommnetwork.blogspot.com/#sthash.iozdxL76.dpufCommunications best practices, training, networking, and other opportunities for federal government employees. The Federal Communicators Network is an independent, professional organization of volunteers founded 1995. - See more at: http://fedcommnetwork.blogspot.com/#sthash.iozdxL76.dpu
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