I give good brief, baby.
August 22, 2008 4:04 AM Subscribe
How do I give good briefings?
posted by By The Grace of God to writing & language (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've got an ongoing opportunity to write some briefings for policymakers. I'd love any tips, tricks and guidelines that have served you well in giving good brief!
I wrote one and sent it in Weds. and the big cheese is reading it today... it's 7 pages long and distills the background of a situation, governmental responses to it at various levels, what various agencies want the cheese to do, and what I think the cheese should do in the context of what's good politics.
Should I annotate and cite and footnote everything like a uni paper? Should I appendix the big fat documents and websites I used and minutes of meetings I arranged and what not to the briefing? Should I be shorter? Longer?
Any tricks in terms of approach/presentation to make my recommendations more persuasive?
Anything I'm not thinking of?