When it comes to communicating your message avoid jargon, avoid acronyms, avoid language that elected officials or the general public would not be familiar with. - Terri Behling
Communicating the right message to the right person at the right time is the key to influencing the public policy that impacts you. And that starts with getting back the basics: great meetings advocating your position to elected officials.
This week Terri Behling, former President of the Florida Public Relations Association, discusses not only how to have a great meeting but tips and tricks for preparing your advocacy strategy and doing your homework so you can achieve your goal.
More about the Guest:
Terri Behling is an accredited public relations professional with more than 21 years of experience in public relations, government affairs and community engagement. She has worked for non-profit and government agencies and as a certified public relations counselor, she served as the state president for the Florida Public Relations Association in 2017. She and her family live in San Antonio Texas.
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About the Host:
Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and 20+ years in Government Relations and Economic Development to help you and your organization engage at all levels of government to advance your agenda. From her unique perspective having sat at the legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder tables, Cori knows that passing (or killing) legislation, getting a regulatory project permitted quickly or a tax incentive package negotiated successfully all come down to the same thing: clearly communicating your message to the right person at the right time.