Biden’s big address, the limits of workplace discourse, and more

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Greetings, communication pros!

We hope you find great value from this week’s top communication stories for the week of April 26-30, 2021.

1. Executive comms takeaways from Biden’s address to Congress.

President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. The New York Times offers four takeaways from the speech, including:

As you help execs craft more effective messaging, encourage them to:

2. Lessons from Basecamp’s workplace discourse blowup.

The Verge has published a must-read story about Basecamp’s move to ban “societal and political discussions at work.” This edict extends to commentary on the company’s internal chat forums, and it follows a similar effort by Coinbase last year to establish an “apolitical culture.”

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