Canvassing and Phonebanking September 17 th , 2008 Listen live on:  Questions?  [email_address] AIM: DFA Night School   Pa...
Welcome to DFA Night School! <ul><li>Streaming live at: </li></ul><ul><li>Now Available on ITunes </li></ul><ul><li>Click ...
Tonight’s Trainers Matt Blizek Night School Host Democracy for America 3  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com  ...
<ul><li>Ability to target voters </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Has the highest impact on voter...
Phonebanks Getting Ready 5  Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com   Create a positive environment for your volunt...
<ul><li>S mile  – They can hear you! </li></ul><ul><li>C onnect – Be a real person! </li></ul><ul><li>E ar Glue – No need ...
More Phonebank Skills <ul><li>Engage! -  Listen more than you talk and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Take Good Notes  - ...
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<ul><li>Tips for Successful Canvass </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create canvass packets </li></ul>...
Canvassing Skills Part 1 <ul><li>Safety First   –  Never go into homes, beware of dogs! </li></ul><ul><li>Dress the Part  ...
<ul><li>Never Debate   -  You may win the argument and lose the vote </li></ul><ul><li>Let them know you were there   - Wr...
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<ul><li>Sample Scripts   (click to view) </li></ul><ul><li>Phonebank Bingo   (click to view) </li></ul>Resources 13  Quest...
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  1. 1. Canvassing and Phonebanking September 17 th , 2008 Listen live on: Questions? [email_address] AIM: DFA Night School Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
  2. 2. Welcome to DFA Night School! <ul><li>Streaming live at: </li></ul><ul><li>Now Available on ITunes </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to subscribe: </li></ul>2 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Questions? Email: [email_address] AIM Instant Message: DFA Night School Live blog: www.blogforamerica.com DFA Chair Jim Dean
  3. 3. Tonight’s Trainers Matt Blizek Night School Host Democracy for America 3 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Lauree Hayden COPE Campaign Director SEIU Tom Swan Executive Director Connecticut Citizen Action
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ability to target voters </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Has the highest impact on voters </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively inexpensive </li></ul>Conversations Win Elections 4 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  5. 5. Phonebanks Getting Ready 5 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Create a positive environment for your volunteers Training: Role Plays are a must Phonebank Packets Prepared - Lists & numbers - Scripts - Candidate issues - Clipboards & pens Tips for Fun Phonebanks Phonebank Bingo Bells and Whistles Energy!
  6. 6. <ul><li>S mile – They can hear you! </li></ul><ul><li>C onnect – Be a real person! </li></ul><ul><li>E ar Glue – No need to hang up between calls </li></ul><ul><li>D ammit – Speak confidently & clearly </li></ul><ul><li>S tand – Move around to keep your energy up! </li></ul>Get SCEDS 6 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  7. 7. More Phonebank Skills <ul><li>Engage! - Listen more than you talk and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Take Good Notes - Make it clear and legible, follow the coding instructions! </li></ul><ul><li>Forget Your Last Call – Focus on the voter you’re about to talk with </li></ul>7 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  8. 8. Questions? <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message </li></ul><ul><li>DFA Night School </li></ul>8 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  9. 9. <ul><li>Tips for Successful Canvass </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create canvass packets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create teams </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doors, contacts, IDs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have games & contests </li></ul>Canvass Setup 9 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com <ul><li>Sample Canvass Packet </li></ul><ul><li>Walklist </li></ul><ul><li>Maps & Turf </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign Number </li></ul><ul><li>Water & Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Pens </li></ul>
  10. 10. Canvassing Skills Part 1 <ul><li>Safety First – Never go into homes, beware of dogs! </li></ul><ul><li>Dress the Part – Wear comfortable shoes! Check the weather </li></ul><ul><li>Know the Message – Memorize the script, do lots of Role Plays! </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate w/out words – Always be smiling when they answer the door. Get them to open the door and engage you </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to say “I don’t know” – See it as an opportunity to follow up with them </li></ul>10 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  11. 11. <ul><li>Never Debate - You may win the argument and lose the vote </li></ul><ul><li>Let them know you were there - Write personal messages on your literature </li></ul><ul><li>Know your environment – Look around before you go up to the door, look up where people vote in each neighborhood you canvass </li></ul><ul><li>Move! – How many doors can you knock in an hour? Push yourself! </li></ul><ul><li>Take Good Notes – When in doubt, write it down </li></ul>Canvassing Skills Part 2 11 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  12. 12. Questions? <ul><li>Email: nightschool@democracyforamerica.com </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message: </li></ul><ul><li>DFA Night School </li></ul>12 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com
  13. 13. <ul><li>Sample Scripts (click to view) </li></ul><ul><li>Phonebank Bingo (click to view) </li></ul>Resources 13 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Phonebank for Obama from home! http:// my.barackobama.com /call
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Sign up for the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘Million Doors for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Peace’ campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this Saturday! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> www.milliondoorsforpeace.org </li></ul></ul>14 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com Don’t you dare do your Night School homework!
  15. 15. Thank you for joining us! Need to catch up on earlier Night School presentations? Order previous semesters on DVD: https://democracyforamerica.com/contribute/nightschool Join the DFA Trust www.democracyforamerica.com/trust 15 Questions? nightschool@democracyforamerica.com

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