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You Will Need
- Phone script
- Knowledge of the candidate
Read the name aloud
Read the person's name aloud before you dial the number. If you can't pronounce the name correctly ask for help or just skip saying it altogether.
Use a script
Develop a script to guide you or write down a few notes if you easily get flustered or have a hard time thinking on the spot.
Be conversational. Not every call has to go exactly the same way. Just go with the flow and talk to them like a friend or family member.
Know your candidate
Know what your candidate stands for. Be able to promote policies, answer questions, or dispel any rumors that are untrue.
Practice as much as possible by striking up conversations with strangers at the store, in line at the coffee shop, or with telemarketers who call.
Speak from the heart
Take a deep breath, gather yourself, and speak from the heart. Each number will be an adventure. Just believe in what you're doing and who you're supporting.