Using Plain Language To Tell Our Stories

Use templates to craft simple stories with purpose.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Hosted by and the Plain Language Community of Practice

Being able to tell a story is a great talent. People who can tell stories can  motivate people to act, help organizations transform, and highlight our government mission successes.

Some of us don’t do it naturally; we have to learn it. In this session, Bethany Blakey will provide some templates and approaches for crafting simple stories to suit our purpose.

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  • Bethany Blakey, Chief Modernization Strategist & Director of Innovation Adoption for the General Services Administration (GSA), Technology Transformation Service (TTS)

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q & A. Please submit questions in advance by emailing We will answer as many questions as time allows.

The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing. Join the Community of Practice.