The National Association of Government Communicators is running it's comms school in Portland, OR April 18-20 and as official media partners for the event, we've had the great opportunity to hear from the speakers at the event. Find out more about them here.

What is your session for NAGC called?

Social Media that Slaps and Slays

Tell us a little about what you do and how you got there

I tell stories for a living... it just happens to be on social media!

What is it about communications, media or crisis comms that interests you so much?

Every person has a story to tell. I'm fascinated by the connections that are created when we share those stories with others.

What do you love about your job?

I love having the chance to speak with a diverse audience from all corners of the world.

What’s the hardest thing about your job?

Trying to determine which stories to tell first!

What are some of the more memorable events you’ve had to deal with in your role and what lessons did you learn?

The launch of a customer care program. I learned how fascinating the questions that people ask can be!

Can you give one piece of advice for those who want to start a career in Government communications?

Find your passion. It will keep you motivated during the times where the bureaucracy discourages you.

What are your favorite tools you use to do your job more effectively?

Post it notes, Wikipedia, the 'extra' email

What would you say to anyone in a leadership role about having a PIO or comms professional who might not have one?

Find one. Hire one. Or build one.

Connect with David on LinkedIn

See the NAGC schedule of events here and find out more about the lineup of speakers and events. Want to book some time with PIOToolkit at NAGC? You can do that here!

March 15, 2023
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