Using SmartParticipation for your public-comment or other public-input process means that you want more thoughtful, substantive, and interactive participation than you can get from social media campaigns or formal public hearings. But, motivating people to invest the kind of time and energy required by such participation can be a significant challenge.
Persuading people to invest in high-quality participation has to start in outreach messages. See Rulemaking 2.0: Understanding & Getting Better Public Participation (pdf), at p. 21-25. It can continue in a Learn slide focused on why participation matters. Key points for such a panel are:
See examples on RegulationRoom.