True confession time . . . . . . I was unbelievably nervous about doing my first Promise Meeting. I’ve never met with a government official before. And now I was in charge of coordinating and running the meeting. Yikes!! So, I decided to vlog the Before and After of my Promise Meeting (complete with my messy home office in the background and a quick cameo by K.C.).
As I said in the vlog, the group of advocates who attended the meeting with me were amazing! We had 45 minutes slated for the meeting, but we talked for almost an hour. The Congressman told us that this was his fifth Promise Meeting in five years, but it was the first time the meeting involved such lively conversation and interactions! My team did an excellent job and made the meeting such a success, you’d never know that none of us had ever done a Promise Meeting before.
If the thought of face-to-face advocating with government officials has you nervous, don’t be! Remember, you are an expert on life with diabetes and sharing that is such a rewarding experience. You can sign up here to attend a meeting in your area.
Have you done any off-line, in person advocating? Do you have some insights to share?