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Podcast Episode 46 - Using Plain Language in Economic Development with Melissa Meschke

Do you find it difficult to explain your job to your family, friends and even your professional contacts? Use plain language!

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Podcast Episode 46 - Using Plain Language in Economic Development with Melissa Meschke

Episode # 46 of the Econ Dev Show Podcast is now live.


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Has this happened to you: Do you find it difficult to explain your job to your family, friends and 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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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.