Communications Workshop Roundup — 2021 LegCon Edition

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Author: Chelsea Bland

Did you catch our communications trainings at the 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference?! We were excited to welcome hundreds of AFGE members and activists for our first ever fully virtual conference — and we appreciate all those who stopped by our communications workshops.

Here's a roundup of our communications presentations:

Communications Strategy: Media Interview Tips for Union Activists

This presentation focused on media interviews and how to navigate speaking to the press on issues important to AFGE members.

With this presentation we covered everything from how to prepare for a media interview to key tips on nailing your print or broadcast interview.

Click here to download the presentation.

For this training we also interviewed AFGE VA Local 424 President Regina Smith and AFGE BOP Local 420 Region Vice President Rick Heldreth. They provided valuable insight on how they navigate speaking to the press in order to shed light on the issues impacting workers at their facilities.

(Click here to watch the video)

Communications Strategy: Stay Connected and Engaged in a Virtual World

This workshop explored simple and effective ways to stay connected. We pulled together a few tips, templates, and resources on how to stay connected with your members and activists as physical gatherings are limited. These tips are also great to keep in mind even when we can get back together again.

Click here to download the presentation.

A key way to maintain a strong digital presence is through your very own website! During this training we also covered what makes a strong website and how AFGE locals, councils and districts can sign up for the AFGE Microsite Program. This program is an opportunity for AFGE locals, councils, and districts to build their own websites based on the AFGE website.

Click here to download an overview of AFGE’s Microsite Program.

Here are a few other resources we shared during the training:

We're also building up our toolbox of templates! Feel free to download these go-to templates.

Thank you to all our attendees for making our first virtual Legislative Conference a tremendous success! The Communications Department is here to assist you in setting communications goals, building plans to communicate with your members, and offering guidance on communicating with members via digital and social media platforms.

Drop us a line at [email protected] if you need assistance.

Happy communicating!


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