Capitol Advocacy Training Day
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018; 10am-4pm
Ohio Statehouse, Ground Floor,
Governor Thomas Worthington Center
1 Capitol Square Columbus, OH 43215
Registration Form Below
9:30a Doors Open, Small breakfast items & coffee will be available
10–10:30a Review Talking Points, Issues Update, and Prep for Legislator Meetings (our 3 “asks”)
10:30a-1p Legislative Visits (personalized schedule will be provided)
Lunch -- box lunches, misc. pop & water will be available
1-3:30p Sticking To Your Story; Stay On Message No Matter Who Is Trying To Distract You
Whether talking to a reporter bent on telling the story from a negative angle, a bureaucrat convinced that they know better than you, or a doubting neighbor or relative who just doesn’t understand what an eSchool is, it can sometimes be harder than you’d think to share your positive experience with your eSchool…especially in the current environment with all of the negative media surrounding some eSchool closures.
Instructor and national media relations expert Mark Weaver will show you how to stay on message, engage in a dialogue without getting yourself into hot water, and we'll practice tips to get the conversation back onto your desired topics.
The session will include interactive lecture as well as hands-on practice of speaking with someone determined to get you off-topic and off-message.
3:30-4p Questions &Wrap Up