Presentation On The Importance Of Professional Standards In Communication (Audio & PDF)

On September 13, 2016 I presented "Advancing Federal Communications: Research Findings, Implications & Next Steps" in a webinar that was free and accessible to the public.

For those who are interested, the audio recording of that presentation is still available (see below) along with the other original materials associated with the release of the research document.  

A large group was responsible for the development of this paper; I was the co-lead writer along with Jeff Brooke, former Chair of FCN, now of MITRE.
Please note that the Federal Communicators Network is a grassroots volunteer organization and all the work done by its volunteers is independent of their places of employment. As always, all opinions are the writer's own.
To make it easier for those who prefer not to click on a lot of links, some of the key slides from the presentation appear below.




This blog post is not shared on behalf of the Federal Communicators Network.

Nevertheless, I wanted to share some information about joining.
  • Membership is free.
  • You become a member by signing up for the listserv.
  • Membership is open to U.S. federal government employees and contractors with a government email address.
  • As a courtesy, state, local, and tribal government employees are also welcome.
You can learn more about FCN by visiting their blog.

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All opinions are the author's own.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.