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View Diary: How Can I Be a Better Volunteer for the Obama Campaign? (48 comments)

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  •  You'll get more comfortable as you go... (4+ / 0-)

    It really does...

    I try to dress professionally... and add some VERY obvious Obama button or a clip board w/ Obama bumper sticker on the back of it. Definitely have some OBVIOUS Obama stuff that people can easily identify...that way, people can see when they answer the door what you are there for. If they are absolutely not interested...McCainiacs...people who don't want to be bothered, they will be brief, cut you off before you get started and/ or close the door (or maybe even not answer the door)

    Just keep a pleasant smile, and remind yourself that you are out to educate people.

    Carry a 'cheat sheet' with you that can help you deflect some of the common misnomers.

    I've always found it easiest to lure people in with a compliment if you can...(ie., your garden is beaauuuuuutiful, this is such a nice neighborhood)

    It's also good to print off (if you can) some information from the web-site that you can readily hand out to people.

    In the end, I do feel like a lot of being out there really does have to do with people seeing Obama supporters out there...there are still a lot of people that can be swayed.

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