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Plain2013 Communicating in Your Community C Kux-Kardons S Harwood

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How to Communicate in Your Community
Christabelle Kux-Kardos, Sunshine Coast Community Resource and Sandrina Harwood, Community Literacy, Canada

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Plain2013 Communicating in Your Community C Kux-Kardons S Harwood

  1. 1. Communicating in the Community Christabelle Kux-Kardos Information and Referral Coordinator (SCCRC) Sandrina Harwood Community Literacy Coordinator (Former)
  2. 2. City Hall LCBC Early Learning Partnership Success by Six Community Literacy Coordinator Leadership College Training Programs Food Share Regional Literacy Coordinator Kiwanis Seniors Community Plans Private Schools Literacy Plans Education Youth Reconnect High Schools Professional Development Business Sense for Youth Volunteer Centre Hi Tec Entrepreneurship CAP Enterprise Centre 20th Anniversary Celebration (non-profits) Skateboard Park E-Growth New Horizons for Seniors Newspaper Articles Mental Health & Addictions LirnBC Nawican MNBC Riding Thunder Youth Project ENP Social Enterprise Plan
  3. 3. Our goals for our community • Embed literacy awareness • Practice and appreciate plain language and clear communication • Create literacy friendly environments • Empower people to ask for clarity
  4. 4. www.telegraph.co.uk Who is our audience?
  5. 5. 42 – 48% of the adults you know
  6. 6. The Systems http://www.disaboom.com/Health/depression/overcoming-barriers-totreatment.aspx
  7. 7. “The only message that matters is the one the other person perceives.” Schultz von Thun, 2001
  8. 8. A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiates the potable concoction.
  9. 9. When writing or communicating with people, it is important, in order to ensure clarity and understanding, that the speaker or writer make a concerted effort to ensure they omit and remove any and all unnecessary words or phrases that they might have used.
  10. 10. When writing or communicating with people, it is important, in order to ensure clarity and understanding, that the speaker or writer make a concerted effort to ensure they omit and remove any and all unnecessary words or phrases that they might have used.
  11. 11. Affects your Bottom Line Type of user Old regulation Plain-language regulation Experienced 2.43 min. 1.50 min. Inexperienced 3.51 1.73 Old letter Plain-language letter Calls to each counsellor each month 91.4 16 Total calls each year, 10 counsellors 1128 192 *Joe Kimble: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please, volume 6 of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing
  12. 12. Converting the Community
  13. 13. Be a change agent, lead the way!
  14. 14. Turn OFF your cell phone in the hospital. Cell phones interfere with medical equipment.

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