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July 14, 2021

Using Plain Language to Tell Our Stories

Being able to tell a story is a great talent. People who can tell stories can motivate people to act, help organizations transform, and highlight our government mission successes. Some of us don’t do it naturally; we have to learn it. In this session, Bethany Blakey will provide some templates and approaches for crafting simple stories to suit our purpose.

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The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communication from government. We believe that using plain language saves federal agencies time and money and provides better service to the American public.

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