Guidelines for Effective Public Engagement
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The following guidelines for effective public engagement were extracted from the National School Boards Foundation's Education Leadership Toolkit.
- Make communications a priority, factor it into your work from the very start. (Companies like Proctor and Gamble spend up to 35% of their annual budgets on this kind of work, car companies about 30%, and service companies about 15%.)
- Get the substance right. Walk the talk.
- Make it real, concrete and visible. Personalize the improvements. Publicize student work that embodies the changes.
- Stress benefits. Understand where your audience is coming from and appeal to it.
- Talk about your work in terms that your audience can relate to.
Education Leadership Toolkit, a project from the National School Boards Foundation under a grant from the National Science Foundation
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