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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Town Hall Meetings

Although there is plenty of written information on the how-to’s of facilitating an effective meeting, implementation often leaves much to be desired. Take a standard community Town Hall meeting for example. How many organisers could say that they’ve never endured a “bad” one? It seems that regardless of the purpose of the meeting (conveying information, getting to a consensus or making a decision) many meetings waste time, undermine the authority of those running the engagement, or even decrease morale. OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!… Read more »

10 Reasons Why You Should Engage Your Community Online

A golden rule of community engagement is to go where people are and engage them when they have time to respond. Today’s online world provides digital access to reach more community members, wherever they are, and at a time and place that suits them. Here are 10 strong benefits of online community engagement: OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!  … Read more »

How to Pull a Community Engagement Plan in less than one hour

Often community engagement comes as an afterthought. It shouldn’t, but it’s true.   Here at OurSay, we frequently hear from experienced communication and community engagement experts that they are the last to hear about a project! This can be frustrating to say the least. For us, a big part of our job is to make sure our colleagues understand that we need to be given plenty of time and plenty of warning to help them deliver an outstanding community engagement activity. OurSay offers a 30 day, obligation free trial on any of our plans. Trial OurSay today!… Read more »

The art of asking the right engagement question

If you want people to participate in your community consultation, you need to use succinct language, which makes clear your expectations and your community’s next required actions. Importantly, you need to be asking the right questions to get the responses you need. The art of asking the right engagement question is no easy feat, so here’s our advice on how to do so:… Read more »

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