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Organizations with complex scientific, mathematical or technical information to communicate to the public face a major challenge. New data about their findings, products or projects can be so insider-oriented and multileveled that only people with knowledge of the field can understand what they’re talking about or, more crucially, grasp the context and consequences of the subject at hand. Many companies rely on nontechnical writers to convey their technical stories to the public. The resulting loss of complexity and depth can obscure good news for stakeholders, potential investors and the public. Communications consultant Frank J. Pietrucha spent 25 years explaining complicated scientific information to the public for his clients. He advocates turning complicated abstractions into “big stories,” utilizing narrative techniques and humanizing arcane content. With rare erudition and hard-won practical knowledge, Pietrucha takes on a subject that few other people even recognize exists. getAbstract recommends his methods and manual to journalists, broadcasters, marketing communicators, those in public relations and anyone who must explain complex content.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why many organizations find it difficult to communicate complex information to the public,
  • Who “supercommunicators” are and
  • How these people communicate complicated subjects to targeted groups.
 

About the Author

Frank J. Pietrucha is the founder of Definitive Communications.

 

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