Recent Submissions

  • Developing effective communications 

    Lee, Dick (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • Speeding adoption of new technology in rural America : what sociologists have learned 

    Gwin, Paul; Lionberger, H. F. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • How to Have a Successful Educational Meeting on a Public Issue 

    Bevins, Robert J. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    Citizens have the duty and opportunity to help make many group decisions about complex issues. Group decisions are those in which two or more people have a voice or vote. The decision may affect one or more persons ...
  • Checklist for Planning a Successful Meeting 

    Bodenhamer, Schell H. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    Much time, energy and other resources go into planning and holding meetings. The purpose of a meeting should be to bring about desired change in a specific group of people or target audience. This change could be in terms ...
  • Videoconference Site Facilitator's Guide 

    Heisler, Joanne (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    Experience and evaluations show that on-site facilitation of videoconferences or videoteleconferences is critical to their success. (See the glossary at the end of this guide for definitions.) More preparation is needed, ...
  • Creating a videotape for instruction 

    Wells, Judith A; Sanders, Annette C; Trinklein, David H. (University of Missouri Extension, 1988)
    Videotape provides some distinct advantages over other electronic media. The equipment has become more portable, easier for the non-technically trained person to use, and very cost effective when comparted to 16mm film ...
  • How to Do a Newsletter That Gets Read 

    Benedict, Linda (University of Missouri Extension, 1992)
    A newsletter can be a wonderful means of communication. Research consistently shows people like newsletters. People like to get timely information tailored to their interests - information that is quick and easy to read. ...
  • Newsletter Score Sheet 

    Benedict, Linda (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    How does your newsletter rate? Take a few minutes to score your evaluation of your newsletter. A perfect score is 170. Anything below 100 means you need to make some drastic changes. Look to see where you're strong and ...
  • Designing Your Newsletter 

    Benedict, Linda; Colbert, Jan (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    How a newsletter looks is important. A well-designed newsletter will draw readers to it. The design elements in a newsletter include the nameplate, masthead, headlines, departments, charts and graphs, art and photographs ...
  • Writing Columns 

    Jeffereson, Debrah (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    What is a column? A column is not a news article, but it is news. It generally answers why and how. It often is personal, using the first and second person (I and you). A column often states an opinion. It is said to be ...
  • Publicizing the Event 

    Marks, Joseph J. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • Writing Features 

    Marks, Joseph J. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    A good feature writer is imaginative, curious, nosey, attentive, unconventional, witty, and usually is not above "borrowing" a good writing idea from someone else. He or she does a good job of digging out information, then ...
  • Clear Writing : Ten Principles of Clear Statement 

    Gunning-Mueller Clear Writing Institute, Inc. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • Listening : Our Most Used Communication Skill 

    Lee, Dick; Hatesohl, Delmar (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    Listening is the communication skill most of us use the most frequently. Various studies stress the importance of listening as a communication skill. A typical study points out that many of us spend 70 to 80 percent of our ...
  • Developing Effective Communications 

    Lee, Dick (University of Missouri Extension, 1988)
    It's been estimated that many Americans spend 70 to 80% of their time in communications: writing, reading, talking, listening. This is certainly true of Extension faculty. This suggests that communications may well be the ...