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Yesterday, we started looking at top tips for planning your community engagement activity. Taking the time to plan well will bring better results, and save time down the line. It will also help you create a ‘blueprint’ for future engagement activity.
Registration avaliable: No Start date: 13/03/2013 End date: 16/03/2013 International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on eSociety 2013 Country: Portugal City: Lisbon Venue: Sana Metropolitan...
The European Data Forum (EDF) is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and the community, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging Big Data Economy in Europe.
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A team of social scientists gave advice on how to counter rumors, how to portray rivals effectively and how to get out the vote.
1) Dr. Fiske’s research has shown that when deciding on a candidate, people generally focus on two elements: competence and warmth. “A candidate wants to make sure to score high on both dimensions,”
2) When it comes to countering rumors, psychologists have found that the best strategy is not to deny the charge (“I am not a flip-flopper”) but to affirm a competing notion.
3) Simply identifying a person as a voter, as many volunteers did — “Mr. Jones, we know you have voted in the past” — acts as a subtle prompt to future voting, said Dr. Cialdini. “People want to be congruent with what they have committed to in the past, especially if that commitment is public,”
4) Many volunteers also asked would-be voters if they would sign an informal commitment to vote, a card with the president’s picture on it.
5) Obama volunteers also asked people if they had a plan to vote and if not, to make one, specifying a time, according to Stephen Shaw
6) Another technique some volunteers said they used was to inform supporters that others in their neighborhood were planning to vote.
If you ask people to think of the favorite thing they have ever worked on, they usually choose a collaborative project. However if you then ask people to think of their worst project they also tend to choose a collaboration as well.
The old adage ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ certainly applies to community engagement activity. You’ll get the best results from your consultation process if you plan it well as good planning = good results!
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New City Ventures Inc., developers of PlaceSpeak, announced today it has launched PlaceSpeak 2.0, the next iteration of the location-based platform that authenticates public input providing verifiable evidence to inform public policy and...
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Today, open Internet advocates are celebrating "Internet Freedom Day," the anniversary of widespread online protest against the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act that rattled Congress enough to kill both bills.