Inspiring Coalition Members to Participate in an Advocacy Campaign. Parent Liaison Institute February 2010. What characteristics made these powerful leaders effective in motivating change?. Famous, historical leaders had…. passion ability to lead by example selfless motivations
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We don’t need to become “historical figures” to be inspirational, but what can we learn from successful motivators for change?
PRO motivated yourself!!
CONWhat are the pros and cons to participating in an advocacy campaign?
If people say no, respect that motivated yourself!!
and move on…..
You may be passionate about your beliefs, but that alone won’t convince people to agree with you. You need to understand the “what’s in it for me” details.
Does what you are trying to get them to advocate for ultimately serve their needs?
Have you ever heard someone who cares so deeply about their cause, they get caught up in their own dialogue, and loses the rest of the group?
It takes a lot of effort to do all the talking and coordinating. The ironic thing is that it’s less effective.
Take the pressure off yourself by asking more open-ended questions and then listen to what they say.
You’ll hear clues about what’s important to them and how they’d like to be involved.
Have you ever noticed that once you let go of how you think it should be, a jaw-dropping opportunity falls in your lap?
You can learn to do this deliberately instead of it being a rare-occurrence. Stay focused on your goal and at the same time, flexible how you achieve it.
The idea that sways your legislator’s vote can come from anyone, and in the most unexpected time.
Questions and Comments open to unexpected opportunities?