Scheduling and Conducting Virtual Meetings with Policymakers and Staff
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Although in-person meetings are preferable, virtual one-on-one or small group conversations are important when building and maintaining relationships with your elected officials and their offices. These virtual meetings are much like ones carried out in-person and can be effective in helping your issue stand out. Whether by telephone or videoconference, the following tips will help you schedule and prepare for a successful virtual appointment.
This video will cover:
- How to prepare for a meeting, effectively execute, and then follow up.
- How a virtual meeting and an in-person meeting are similar, as well as how they differ.
- Ways to structure the conversation around what Congressional offices find valuable.
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For more advice, explore these resources:
- Digital Advocacy and COVID-19 Update Town Hall Webinar
- Four Ways to Help Students Become Science Advocates
- How to Use Your Scientific Training to Change Science Policy
- Q&A: A Hill Staffer Shares How to Craft an Impactful Pitch