State Government Affairs
Remote Legislative Testimony: What We’ve Learned After a Year of Remote Government Affairs
May 5, 2021 | Liz Malm, Shannon Augustus, Marvin Yates, Rob Shrum
It’s hard to believe many of us in the government affairs industry have been working remotely for over a year now without traveling or conducting in-person meetings and often facing capitol buildings and legislative offices that are closed to the public. As a result, many of us have dealt with remote legislative testimony at one point or another during the 2020 or 2021 legislative sessions. Many of the classic tips that apply to “in-person” public speaking will apply here, but there is an added layer of uncertainty given the remote environment and the wide variety of ways various states and committees conduct their remote business. To mitigate the unpredictability there are several things you can do before, during, and after your testimony to ensure your message still gets delivered.