You know communications are important, but did you know they are so important they could make or break your Local? Consider this old adage. If a tree falls in the woods but no one’s around to hear it happen, did the tree ever fall?
We at AFGE know that we fight for our members every single day, but if members don’t hear about it, they assume we’re doing nothing. That’s right. People can’t appreciate what they are not aware of.
The good news is, you have us at the AFGE Communications Department to help make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
Our department has just launched a new communications training page to help you promote your Local’s work to your members, potential members, and the general public. The page features over a dozen video trainings on everything from press to social media and beyond. You’ll learn how to win a communications campaign, how to build and make the most of a Facebook page, how to communicate via websites and emails, how to write a press release, how to work with your local newspapers and TV stations to promote your issues, how to talk to the press, how to promote your Local through Twitter, how and where to advertise, and so on.
The page is designed as a one-stop portal for all your communications training needs, but of course we’re just one phone call away if you have questions or need further assistance.
Remember, don’t be the tree falling in the woods. Start drafting your communications plan and win your messaging war now.