Why Your Personal Story Is Important and Tips for Sharing It
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- The Neuroscientist’s Guide to Advocacy
Your personal story is the foundation of your advocacy and outreach efforts, regardless of your scientific background. Learn how to cater your story to this audience — elected officials — and how it differs from speaking with colleagues or the public. This video includes an example of a direct comparison between a collegial introduction to other scientists and an elevator pitch that’s used on Capitol Hill.
This video will cover:
- Key elements to an effective research story.
- How to be memorable among many other advocates and priorities by putting a face to research funding.
- Ways to update your scientific elevator pitch for a conversation with a Congressional office.
SfN is dedicated to helping you continue to grow as an advocate whether you’re brand new or have years of experience. Learn more at sfn.org/advocacy or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For more advice, explore these resources:
The Power of a Good Anecdote: Lessons from SfN’s Capitol Hill Day
Leveraging Public Opinion in Support of Science