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Audubon Campaigns Webinar Series: How to Approach and Talk to a Decision Maker - Shared screen with speaker view
Jaime Sigaran
28:51
T-minus 30 seconds!
Amanda Mourant
29:57
You need to hit record.
Amanda Mourant
30:06
Oh it is recording. Yay!
Jaime Sigaran
31:41
Tell us where you're from and shoot us any questions!
Jaime Sigaran
31:57
Hi Kree!
Amanda Mourant
32:00
Hello all! This is Amanda Mourant from National Audubon Society in Washington, DC. Glad to be here with the Campaigns team.
Jaime Sigaran
32:20
Jaime Sigaran from DC supporting the campaigns team!! Hi all!!
Amanda Mourant
34:32
Thanks for alerting us. Let’s get that updated.
Megan Damico
34:57
Hello all! My name is Megan Damico, a microbiology PhD student at UNC Greensboro pursuing a career in science policy. Excited to be apart of the webinar!
Jaime Sigaran
35:06
Look at this photo! A great example of organizing and grassroots power.
Amanda Mourant
35:14
We have people from all over the country joining, Florida, Nevada, Utah, North Carolina, SC, Louisiana, etc. etc.
Jaime Sigaran
35:21
How do you see power in the photo?
Patricia Hettick
35:32
media is there
Megan Damico
35:41
public location
Dave Eslinger
35:42
people with a common message
Jaime Sigaran
35:45
Yes, yes, and yes!
Jaime Sigaran
35:56
You got it, ding ding ding!
Catherine Watson
35:58
Calm approach, making eye contact.
Jaime Sigaran
36:13
#NailedIt
Patricia Hettick
38:30
I am a cartographer. Love the map!
Jaime Sigaran
39:53
Hi all please make sure to toggle the drop down chat feature to "all panelists and attendees" so we can see your questions! We want to hear from you.
Amanda Mourant
40:07
They weren’t able to see each other
Amanda Mourant
40:13
Dan had to change it right before that activity
Amanda Mourant
40:23
So now they are able to. They don’t have to toggle I don’t think.
Richard Barbalace
40:33
I hope there is a pollinator garden somewhere on that map too. :)
Mark J. Demyan
42:20
Congrats on Building blocks !!
Jaime Sigaran
42:24
A loss with city council turned into a positive which energized people to build a long term vision and plan to work in a strong coalition.
Mark J. Demyan
42:31
each step is Success ! !
Richard Barbalace
43:06
We have lots of cormorants down here. Wonderful birds!
George Kabel
43:24
George-Indian River Lakes Conservancy- Redwood, NY- Board Member
Kelly Eigler
43:34
Partnering with local garden clubs/public gardens can be helpful in terms of accessing a group of people who would potentially care about pollinator gardens, native plants and be a multiplier for city council votes, etc.
Mark J. Demyan
43:35
Mark J Demyan Aud Soc Greater CLE Ohio
Bob Wells
46:03
Bob Wells President of Audubon Society of Omaha and advisor to the new University of Omaha Conservation Audubon Campus Chapter
Megan Damico
46:05
can we get that question typed out?
Ingrid Wendt
47:11
Do you know if anyone, anywhere, is working to influence the implementation of an odd-even ride rationing system to reduce carbon emissions? They've been happening all over the world, but in the U.S.?In Eugene, OR, we're beginning to talk with elected officials about how to get this idea off the ground.
Jeanne Waful
47:44
s task based on a strategy
Christine Okon
48:01
action to achieve goal
Ingrid Wendt
48:02
a strategic approach
Jaime Sigaran
48:15
What is a tactic?
Jim Peugh
48:21
an action that will help implement a strategy
Kristin O'CONNOR
48:22
Well thought out plan of attack, so to speak.
Jaime Sigaran
48:23
What is a tactic?
Jennifer Hemric
48:25
A vehicle for strategy for a specific outcome
Joel Tilley
48:29
what you do
Dave Eslinger
48:31
a specific action to achieve a goal
Allison Ryun
48:32
a strategy that is planned in order to reach a goal
Catherine Watson
48:37
An algorithm with a specific goal
Jaime Sigaran
49:53
Our tactics move us closer to our short, intermediate, and long term goals.
Chris Frederick
51:13
Audubon needs to partner with CNN for a town hall series / documentary in the near future.
Jaime Sigaran
51:15
Tactics always come last! First define your goals and strategy, then you can go over tactics. Think about how tactics create leadership and it isn't just a one off.
Jaime Sigaran
53:11
Yes, holding town halls are a tactic! It can help bring attention and build urgency to an issue.
Jaime Sigaran
55:00
What is the difference between influence and power? Influence is persuasive. If you have influence, you are able to persuade your decision maker to do something.
Jaime Sigaran
56:24
Power is more dynamic. Depending upon the type of power that you hold, you could have more control over a meeting. Bringing people with you is important!
Amanda Mourant
56:48
Thank you for bringing up power of the internet!
Amanda Mourant
57:09
And digital! :)
Chris Frederick
58:20
Someone who does not intimidate or divide people on important issues, but shows respect for all possibilities, in order to come to the best solution (s). It is how you project your energy. Think positive not negative.
Amanda Mourant
59:48
We will be sending along the recording, and can send along the slides too. Thanks.
Richard Barbalace
01:00:37
Great point: Power comes from people.
Mark J. Demyan
01:02:51
Richard B agree... the more the Merrier !! that is a Get their Attention ! ! .
Patricia Hettick
01:03:17
In Montana, a bunch of hunters all gathered at the Capitol all wearing hunter orange to stress the importance of public lands.
Chris Frederick
01:03:47
Vote your conscience on November 3, 2020. Change will happen...
Patricia Hettick
01:06:39
Almost 500 people gathered.
Jaime Sigaran
01:07:37
Who is the best storyteller in your group? It could be a fisherman, a school teacher, or business person. Take a look at your power map to see what moves your legislator closer to say yes!
Richard Barbalace
01:08:06
One thing I have found: it is more effective to present a solution the decisionmaker can simply adopt than to present a problem and make them find a solution.
Patricia Hettick
01:08:35
Good point.
Lesley Handa
01:09:33
I agree with you Richard
Jaime Sigaran
01:09:57
Don't be shy! Be persistent and be polite :-)
Lesley Handa
01:10:14
You have to know what to ask for
Jaime Sigaran
01:11:51
Go over your script, and practice, practice, practice!
Chris Frederick
01:12:10
Diversity in the animal world is just as important as building societies everywhere. Humanity has evolved faster than the animal world can keep up. A global slow down is a good thing, when it comes to slowing people's materialistic desires, I think...
Jill Bartelt
01:12:59
Do you recommend actually reading the script, just so you don't forget important points? Especially for those new to such meetings.
Jaime Sigaran
01:14:30
Decisionmakers can sometimes deflect. But don't get discouraged, stay focused on your ask.
Jaime Sigaran
01:14:59
For example, a commitment to vote on a bill that is scheduled soon.
Jim Peugh
01:15:14
Doesn't a little humor often help?
Jaime Sigaran
01:15:28
Debrief immediately! Do it while it is fresh and hot in your mind.
Andrew Meyer
01:15:52
For anyone that does want to get out there with us, we’ve got a ReWild Rally tomorrow morning at San Diego City Hall! rewildmissionbay.org
Kim Brand
01:16:57
Or bring a (bird!) notecard with you and have everyone sign it before you leave.
Chris Frederick
01:18:13
Start Podcasts
Jaime Sigaran
01:18:47
Great points, Gregory!
Amanda Mourant
01:18:51
10 minutes left.
Dianne Spaniol
01:19:38
Does NAS have a training on creating podcasts?
Brett Eaton
01:19:59
Yes. That would be very helpful.
Jaime Sigaran
01:20:02
Are you interested in a c3 or c4 action fund webinar?
Christine Okon
01:20:02
yes, it would be valuable
Jaime Sigaran
01:20:04
Let us know!
Kelly Eigler
01:20:11
I would like to hear a podcast about c3 vs. c4. as a member who is willing and able to lobby, I need to know what is ok and not ok
Diane Smith
01:20:18
yes, it gets very confusing
Christine Okon
01:20:31
where can I find the manual you referenced earlier
Elaine Stachera Simon
01:20:36
agree that it is good information to know
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:20:46
I feel like the more guidance, the better! I would happily watch a webinar every Tuesday!
Amanda Mourant
01:20:47
We will be sending the manual in the follow-up email coming in the next day or so.
Kelly Eigler
01:20:48
yes, can we click on a pdf of the manual?
Amanda Mourant
01:21:08
We will be sending the manual in the follow-up email coming in the next day or so.
Amanda Mourant
01:21:20
We will be following up with details on our next webinar, on office hours, next steps, and the advocacy manual.
Catherine Watson
01:21:48
Is there any difference in the way county commissioners should be approached? We are dealing with destruction of sensitive habitat in this county and cannot get commissioners to understand our objections. They only seem to listen to the developers.
Richard Barbalace
01:22:11
Manual is here:https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/ch1_aud_advocacymanual_v2a.pdf
Kelly Eigler
01:22:15
what is the #1 tactic to deal with a flat out no, or address opposition (e.g. development vs. preservation)
Bob Wells
01:22:40
Can you tell us about how to schedule office hours with all of you?
Amanda Mourant
01:23:46
That is not the full manual. It is available here: audubon.org/campaignmanual
Richard Barbalace
01:24:07
Okay, thanks. My bookmark is out of date.
Amanda Mourant
01:24:23
No problem! Glad you have the full manual now, and thanks for sharing with the group.
Amanda Mourant
01:24:41
We will also send along the link in the follow-up, along with the recording of this webinar - and other resources.
amy sheldon
01:25:28
Very good comments from marisa
Jaime Sigaran
01:25:47
We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Keep the momentum going, don't back down.
amy sheldon
01:27:07
do I find the scheduler by
amy sheldon
01:27:23
Do you find this schelual
amy sheldon
01:27:40
which offic
Chris Frederick
01:28:42
Power to the people who care about preserving the environment as a high priority without trying to take advantage of others, for personal gains. Team work makes the dream work!
Richard Barbalace
01:28:56
How do we build coalitions with other organizations, especially environmental or science interest groups?
Patricia Hettick
01:29:22
We also need to reach out to hunters and anglers....
Amanda Mourant
01:30:08
Thanks for joining us. For those that need to drop off - we will be sending around a follow up. Our next webinar is “Campaigns 101” coming up in April. And office hours happening March 17 at 3pm ET.
Dan Lombardi
01:30:19
Can you post a good elevator pitch template for :30 or a 3:00?
Kelly Eigler
01:30:20
are we as Audubon members permitted to represent ourselves in a meeting with a state legislator as representing our chapter or Audubon? Or not? Or is this webinar geared towards existing campaign leaders?
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:30:44
Thank you for your work, heart , and soul everyone!!!
Patricia Hettick
01:30:44
Thank you!
Amanda Mourant
01:30:48
Next webinar is April 14th at 5pm - Campaigns 101
Chris Frederick
01:31:06
Thank you everyone!
Mark J. Demyan
01:31:28
Thank You from Aud Soc Greater CLE … hope to see you on the Lobby Trail ! !
Richard Barbalace
01:32:00
Thanks to all the panelists and participants!
Amanda Mourant
01:32:14
Thanks for joining!
Kelly Eigler
01:32:17
thank you
Amanda Mourant
01:32:21
Hope to see you next time!
Diane Smith
01:32:23
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Jennifer Hemric
01:32:25
Thank you!
James Casey
01:32:26
Thanks for a great webinar
amy sheldon
01:32:40
Can I send you a sketch
amy sheldon
01:32:44
how do i
Dianne Spaniol
01:33:11
thanks from Dianne in Decatur, IL.
ANNE PARRISH
01:38:46
Thank you from Bexar Audubon Society!