Elevate the Debate: Worksheets

These resources are provided to help you plan and strategize your research communication efforts. Different file formats are offered to enable customization of these materials for your own needs, audiences, and content.

Audience and list brainstorming (PDF and Word)
Building an audience list can include thinking through already established contacts and stakeholders to identify project stakeholders, focus groups, advocates, and others who might be interested in your work.

Presentation worksheet (PDF and Word)
This 10-question worksheet can help you develop your presentation before you start building it and guides you through the various sections and important elements of your presentation.

Presentation preparation checklist (PDF and Word)
A list of the likely technologies, tools, and supplies you might need for your next presentation.

Reporter checklist (PDF and Word)
Prepare for your next interview by identifying some of the major questions you might hear, tips for giving good interviews, and strategies to pull it all together.

Policy impact plan template (PDF and Word)
Good communications planning, like any kind of strategic planning exercise, begins with stating a goal and strategically working through the aspects of your communications efforts.

Worksheet kit (PDF and Word)
Download all of these worksheets in a single kit to help you effectively strategize, create, and communicate your work.