Tag: communication

Podcast: Engaging the Entire Community on Planning & Middle Housing

Sophie McGinley Assistant Planner City of Eugene, Oregon LinkedIn Cody Kleinsmith Climate Resiliency Analyst Lane County, Oregon LinkedIn Connecting with Gen Z and underrepresented populations. Sophie McGinley, Assistant Planner for the City of Eugene, OR, and Cody Kleinsmith, Climate Resiliency Analyst with Lane County, OR, joined the podcast to discuss how local governments can engage … Continued

Podcast: Past & Future of Transparency with Tom Spengler, Rock Solid Technologies

Tom Spengler Chief Executive Officer Rock Solid Technologies LinkedIn | Twitter Resident-centric government. Tom Spengler, Chief Executive Officer of Rock Solid Technologies, joined the podcast to discuss how local governments use technology to improve access and transparency. He talked about his time leading Granicus and the early days of getting organizations to stream and archive … Continued

Podcast: Distraction Free Messaging with Brad Dunn, Whispir

Brad Dunn Chief Product Officer Whispir LinkedIn | Twitter | Blog Making messaging more effective. Brad Dunn, Chief Product Officer at Whispir, joined the podcast to talk about distraction-free messaging. He shared how local governments can better craft messages to members of the public. He also discussed the difference between prediction and engagement in messaging. Host: … Continued

Podcast: Community Engagement & Video Etiquette with Becky Hirst

Becky Hirst Community Engagement Consultant LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Tips for Video Conferencing. Becky Hirst, Community Engagement Consultant from McLaren Vale, South Australia, joined the podcast to talk about her work as a community engagement consultant and her new e-book covering video conferencing etiquette. She discussed how she works with communities to inform the … Continued

Podcast: Leadership Through Crisis with Betsy Hodges, Kauffman Mayors Council

Betsy Hodges Advisor, Writer, Speaker Former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn Managing ongoing uncertainty. Betsy Hodges, former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, jointed the podcast to talk about the work of the Kauffman Mayors’ Council and leading during a time of crisis. She discussed the importance of communication, understanding what’s right, and … Continued

Podcast: Census 2020 in an Age of COVID-19 with Lorena Molina

Lorena Molina Director of Operations Census Open Innovation Labs LinkedIn | Bio Outreach and operations during a pandemic. Lorena Molina, the Director of Operations for the Census Open Innovation Labs, joined the podcast to give an update on how Census 2020 is being impacted by COVID-19. She also shared outreach tools and the value of continuing to … Continued

Five Tools That Make My Job Easier

Today’s Buzz is by Danielle Rogers – the Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton, Iowa. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram! What I’m watching: I may have already binged the newest episode of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix. I’m truly addicted and glad the US is finally on the same season as … Continued

Talk to me Goose…

Today’s Buzz is Dan Weinheimer, Routt County What I’m reading – Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss What I’m watching – College football, Fight on! What I’m doing – Staining a deck My morning commute recently got a whole lot worse. There is construction in town that’s limiting the routes that people can take … Continued

Tips for Facing the One Thing Worse than Death

Jerry Seinfeld once said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Rafael Baptista continues his public speaking column … Continued

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