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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Produced by: LSCC

Answering the Research Question: How Do We Add Value?

Learn about common values and goals that legislative staff have when addressing research questions for legislators, relevant considerations to use when gathering evidence, and how to effectively communicate the results for the greatest impact. Speaker: Greg Fugate, Colorado Office of the State Auditor

Produced by: LSCC

Writing for the Legislative Audience

Learn some of the challenges involved in conveying complex information to busy readers and understand how they actually learn such information.

Produced by: NALFO Produced by: LINCS Produced by: NALIT Produced by: LSPA Produced by: NLPES Produced by: RELACS Produced by: LRL Produced by: NLSSA Produced by: LSCC

Keys to an Effective Message—Story Principles, Focused Messaging and Communication Styles

It’s crunch time in the legislature and you are finishing up a big, complex project. Now you need to distill all that work into a summary to share with colleagues or constituents. Learn the keys to understanding different communication styles, identifying the main takeaway of your message and using story principles to engage your audience. Speakers include Marianna Swallow and Randy Ford.

Produced by: LSCC

Making Readers Care About Your Writing

All legislative staff—whether experienced or interns, clerical, legal or IT—will benefit by learning how to use an opening hook to get readers invested in a topic, develop information based on the readers’ questions about the issue, and present that information professionally but “conversationally” in a way that’s most efficient and compelling for readers.

Produced by: LSCC

The ABCDE Method: A Tool for Maximizing Productivity

Gain one more tool in your productivity toolbox when you hear from renowned NCSL trainer Curt Stedron, as he explains the concept behind and how to use the ABCDE Method to increase not only personal but also office-wide productivity. Then hear from Heather Koszka, capitol office director for California Senator Brian Jones (R), as she explains how she was inspired by Stedron's presentation of the method and how she has adapted and implemented the ABCDE Method on multiple levels in her office.

Produced by: YNP Produced by: LSCC