Episode 46

Using Plain Language in Economic Development with Melissa Meschke


April 18th, 2022

26 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

Has this happened to you: Do you find it difficult to explain your job to your family, friends, and even your professional contacts?

According to Melissa Meschke, Economic Development Outreach Manager for the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin, the interesting thing about Economic Development is hard to difficult it is to describe economic developers do.

Her response: Use plain language!

She recently earned a Plain Language Certificate through UW-Madison. The experience was eye-opening for her and has helped her to hone in her networking and written communication.

In this episode we discuss this, networking, and Melissa's favorite book: How to be a Power Connector by Judy Robinett

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