Shaun Groves These tips come courtesy of Shaun Groves, learned from his personal experience as a speaker on behalf of children in poverty, figuring out what works and what doesn’t … usually.

They are relevant whether you’re speaking in front of a crowd of thousands or to one person in an elevator.

They are as true for persuading people via Twitter, blogs or Facebook as they are for concerts and festivals.

They will help you effectively speak up on behalf of children in need and our holistic Christian approach to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

  1. Tell us a story. The best arguments and the greatest passion in the world are forgotten sooner than a story. Every bit of advice here can be carried out in a story.
  2. Don’t lie. Exaggerating is lying.
  3. Why do you care? You’re not in it for the money, right? No, you saw something, felt something, learned something once that changed your heart and mind. You were captivated, fell in love, got angry. Tell us a story that shows us why you care and we’ll probably care, too.

Read Shaun’s entire list.

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  1. Bob
    Nov 2, 2009
    at 8:17 am

    Great stuff…

    Need a story?
    ● share your child’s letters
    ● visit your child
    ● grab the latest issue of Compassion magazine

  2. Nov 2, 2009
    at 8:30 am

    Great tips! I’m off to send the link to my advocate team!

  3. Nov 2, 2009
    at 11:08 pm

    Yes, I liked these tips very much too. I’ve often thought about the hypothetical thought that if we could have the child there with us right there and then, the child would be sponsored in a heartbeat. Of course that is pretty much impossible. The closest, I’ve gotten is that I had a child packet of a child, when I was at the project and I got to meet him and then video tape him and then I was able to show that to the prospective sponsors. But the more we can bring these precious children to live, the faster, they will get sponsored.

  4. Amy Wallace
    Nov 3, 2009
    at 7:51 am

    Awesome tips, Shaun!

  5. Sheri Beck
    Nov 4, 2009
    at 12:47 am

    Thanks! Good stuff. : )

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