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Understanding your talking points, how you’ll graciously address common objections and the exact way you’ll frame your ask you to stop thinking about these things and just focus on talking with the donor. But instead, you fail to keep your audience engaged.The actual way to be safe is what we discussed above: PRACTICE.

Everyone says communication is the key to good relationships, but that's not very helpful when certain words are so confusing.Highway 31, a Birmingham-based pro-Doug Jones super PAC is using what could be perceived as voter intimidation tactics against Roy Moore by suggesting the votes cast in a December 12 special election are “public record.” Beginning last week, some Alabamians were posting on social media about encountering online pre-roll video advertising making such a claim. And your community will know if you helpd stop Roy Moore" Anyone else think this looks like voter intimidation?#Voter Intimidation — Joemantler (@Joemantler) December 3, 2017 In watching some youtube videos on Cash Cab there is an ad running for Doug Jones as follows: "Your vote is public record & your community will know if you voted to stop Roy Moore" @Moore Senate I will just leave this here.According to excerpts from the WSJ and AP, after some time spent working on apple orchards in that state, Steve Jobs was in the midst of a ““, the rest, of course, is history.Apple’s original logo showed famous physicist Isaac Newton sitting under an Apple tree.But to get there, you need let yourself be not-boring enough that they can have fun talking to you.

The old fundraising maxim applies here: What most people truly want is to be heard.

By the way, this works in discussions of all kinds – whether you’re negotiating a contract, your salary, trying to understand your significant other or asking for a donation. For some great, non-confrontational phrases to ask for a specific donation amount, I recommend checking out Marc Pitman’s excellent post on his favorite major donor fundraising phrases.

Use strategic silence next time you talk with anyone. Finally, always ask for a to contribute to the cause. Because it takes the burden off of the donor to figure out what size of a donation is necessary.

Then you won’t need slides, and you can focus instead on not being boring.

Don’t be scared of sounding weird or too forward by asking things like, “What do you think is the biggest challenge we face in this area?

This is an obvious reference to Newtons theory of gravitation, but now in light of the companies naming history, seems to give that apple tree a dual meaning.