The Simple Formula for Effective Communication

Monday, October 10
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: W414
CE: 1.5
Level 1 (basic knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170711


Learn the formula to create compelling key messages that serve your clients and community. Effective messaging is a critical skill used from media interviews to meeting rooms, patient rounds to patient rooms, and all settings in between. By following a simple formula, you can create bite-sized summations that articulate what you do, why you do it, how you are different, and what value you bring. It’s a process that can be used to develop key messages for media interviews, social media and written communication, presentations and meetings, patient education, and peer-to-peer communication as well. This session, led by two Academy Spokespeople, will use a variety of methods – including skits, improv, and audience participation – for optimal engagement. Audience members will leave with the formula for constructing key messages and will create several personalized messages that effectively say what one’s target audience must hear.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why all nutrition professionals should engage in messaging accurate, credible, and timely food and nutrition information to various audiences
  • Describe the formula for creating key messages and ways to make your messaging memorable and meaningful
  • Create three motivating and memorable messages that are ready for the media, a patient, or audience of choice

Performance Indicators:

  • 2.1.3 Tailors messages and communication methods to meet the needs of target audiences.
  • 2.2.3 Delivers accurate and credible messaging
  • 2.1.5 Evaluates the effectiveness of communication methods used to ensure understanding of presented information.