Telling the Story
You will learn how to persuasively tell your story to affect change in your community.
Identify the need for change and how your insight and story highlights what could be better.
When speaking before a committee you need to be succinct yet explain in general terms
how change will benefit the community. How you are different today, what is the need or
problem, and how change will help others.
You will learn how to properly address and interact with policymakers in a respectful and
productive manner. Be prepared, know your issue, know your policymaker, and plan for
your meeting ahead of time. Show appreciation for their time, use person first positive
language identify the need/problem, tell your story, propose a solution, and make your
“ask” for change.
Is a condensed informal presentation intended to persuade policymakers and aides.
There is an introduction, issue & position, why it’s personal, the need or problem,
what will help others, and finally the “ask” for change.
You will learn how to respectfully and effectively call & email policymakers to affect
change in your community. Proper salutations and practicing presentations ahead
of time improves the outcome of your advocacy.