Communications Strategies

(@betsy0)

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PSAs

PSAs should be carried on public media systems without paying. Every system has already benefited from public money. They owe back to the public a percent of time or space spread evenly. The point is that a few Public Service Announcments are a fair price for using the public's system.

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(@betsy0)

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Coordinating federal, state and local communicatioins

TV and websites are expensive; people don't consider if a TV show is broadcast locally or if a website is hosted nearby either because they aren't localized. Radio is more local and so are newspapers. Most local are posters, meetings, and other small-cast media. Right now, national, state and local public health groups are all making media without checking in with what each other are doing. And the expenses for all these... more »

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Educating the Public about Using This Technology

There is a significant disparity in people’s ability to use this type of technology. While it may seem simple to us to use it, many people don’t consider using it. So those people will just not participate in efforts that require using this type of technology. Open Government include educating the public on using this technology. When large segments of the population don’t participate in an effort, the results may... more »

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Do this again - but with better communication

Problem: Minimal advance public notice of Open Government Dialogue and the brief period allowed for comments mean that many Americans will be precluded from participating. Proposed solution: To get the full benefit of citizens' experiences, wisdom and ingenuity, Open Government Dialogue should be repeated - next time with plenty of public notice and a generous response time - at least as much as provided under standard... more »

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Daily Public Briefing: A Publicly-Selected Question of the Day for the President

Questions for the President would be taken online everyday. Questions would be categorized, as they are on this site. The registered visitors to the site would "promote" the question, as is done on Daily Kos for example, one user one vote, questions "live" for only one day. The President would record a YouTube response each day. If the President is required to have the "football" near him 24/7, he could also have a staff... more »

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(@timmahoney)

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Building Citizen-based Geographic Stuctures for Citizen Empowerment Over Time

Building Citizen-based Geographic Stuctures for Citizen Empowerment Over Time See http://www.slideshare.net/drichardson78737/sector-planning-and-the-comprehensive-plan-b-9 In order to build a comprehensive approach to citizen-based communications, you have to build a process and structure for that dialogue that can build trust, and therefore citizen-based power, over time. Such rationals were promoted as part of... more »

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(@david.wenbert)

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Divest Legacy Federal Publishing Businesses to Endow a 'Knowledge Institute'

Legacy organs within the federal government, including most notably the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Energy Information Administration, and the Government Printing Office (among others) engage in 20th Century research and publishing practices which no longer meet the government's needs in the Digital Environment. While dead-tree publishing is rapidly becoming obsolete, the need for in-house specialty publishing houses... more »

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(@hb0000)

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The Process of Illumination

New Idea: Open Government Dialogue I believe the most effective way for creating a more participatory, transparent, and collaborative government is to expand the collective worldview of all participants to be more open and inclusive, one worldview at a time. And the best way to do this is through participant dialogue. I propose a series of dialogue topics for the many discussion groups already formed and interested... more »

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(@pauld.kendall)

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GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE and JARGON terminologies need to be simple and clear meaning words...

I am concerned about multiple sectors of our society creating new terminologies and having them become an almost language onto themselves so as to cover up their desire to become more complex and detached. Example: Proprietary, Confidential, or not for public disclosure, is really "SECRET of, by or from"; But, by using the terms proprietary, confidential, or not for public consumption or disclosure, institutions... more »

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(@pauld.kendall)

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All Tax supported public employees are PUBLIC SERVANTS! They serve us the general population in a particular need at a particula

It is not uncommom to challenge a public empoyee in reminding them they work for us the general public when we need them; And they will inform you they are not public servants and they are public citizens also! Here is the problem, Any time you deal with a wide cross section of the general population you will enconter a wide range of challenging and demanding moments in individuals ( I am being to kind here, i... more »

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(@rogerweaton)

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Building Consensus via Group Dialog

The idea here is to implement a dialog between groups using a simple voting-on-messages technology. Each round of the process, participants will write messages and then vote to select one message to represent the group. If there are many messages, the voting has to go in cycles, with random distribution of a few messages to each voter each cycle, and dropping some proportion of the lowest vote getters each time around.... more »

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(@alturtle)

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Specifically teach Dialogical Skills to the country via leadership and modeling in government.

As a Marriage Counselor I found that repeately couples (and all others) would get distracted from reaching understanding and cooperative interactions, by slipping into un-owned absolutist language structures. Instead of sharing our views of reality, we put forth our view as the "right" one and stir defenses in our listeners. So we relationship therapists model and teach stopping this. I believe that the problem... more »

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(@maureen)

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The State of Grace Document: A Self Created Tool Used Around the World to Make it Easier to be Transparent and Trust when Collab

www.stateofgracedocument.com WHAT IS IT? The State of Grace Document is a new way to build, sustain and transition business and personal relationships with trust and respect. You personally write it along with those involved, preferably at the beginning of the relationship. It captures what draws each individual to the situation, your personal preferences and expectations; and it provides a path back to peace if the... more »

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(@peter.levine)

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switch from transparency, collaboration, and participation to "work"

In launching the Office of Public Engagement, the President said, "This office will seek to engage as many Americans as possible in the difficult work of changing this country, through meetings and conversations with groups and individuals held in Washington and across the country." The key word is "work." The Administration has an opportunity to redefine citizens as people who work on public problems; the government... more »

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