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information and resources required for ensuring good community relations

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Share the joyA meeting is a coming together of people for a specific purpose. The meeting can involve a large number of people, or a smaller (under 10) number of people who focus on a specific problem or purpose. Meetings generally have a facilitator who encourages two-way communication, and a recorder who records suggestions and issues that are revealed at the meeting. Public meetings provide a good focal point for media interest in an event, and photos can provide a visual indicator or levels of interest and the range of…


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Dissemination of information

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Share the joyThe means of delivery is a key part of the strategy for better information. The dissemination of the information can take up as much as half of the total cost of an information project, so it must be planned in from the start. The key to effective dissemination is to match the means to the message and needs of the audience. There are lots of ways to deliver information, from a slogan on a t-shirt to a video on YouTube. The key is to adopt a method that…


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How to confirm sources of information

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Share the joyWhen choosing sources, you probably won’t have time to read it in its entirety before deciding if you can use it for your research paper. Here are some tips for determining if different books, articles and web pages will be beneficial to you: Books Use the table of contents and look for keywords in chapter titles and headings. Does this look like a work that engages with your research questions? Check the index for important terms and names (see Developing Your Topic for keyword tips). Browse the bibliography…


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Asking Questions to Gain, Clarify and Check Information

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Share the joyPhrases to check understanding and clarify meanings are probably the most important of all kinds of functional language for second language learners, particularly for: – Classroom communication – Speaking exams (for checking the meaning of the question before answering it) – Telephoning and teleconferencing – Giving and receiving instructions (e.g. giving directions) – Clearing up the inevitable misunderstandings of L2 communication Suitable phrases can be broadly divided into ones which are to help the other person understand and ones which are to seek (more) help understanding. These can…


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