Global Laser Talk August 2013

Using the Story of Self, Us, and Now to Invite Someone to Engage With RESULTS

(By design, this laser talk is meant to be customized to include your own stories of self/us/now. Why do you do this work? Why do we do this work together? Why is it urgent today?)

Story of Self: I love being part of RESULTS because it’s training me how to do things I never thought I could do like influence Congress on the root causes of poverty, change policy, and save lives.  I am actually helping to save lives!

Story of Us: I’m telling you this because I believe you have an interest in ending extreme poverty, too. With your involvement we can accelerate progress toward ending extreme poverty by 2030, a goal being embraced by world leaders in the US, UK, and the World Bank.  I’d love to work together on this.

Story of Now: Now is the time to get involved, because though ending extreme poverty is a plausible and exciting goal, we know that eradicating anything requires determination, staying power, and resources - particularly as one approaches the goal line. We saw this with smallpox and are now seeing this with polio, for example.

Call to Action:

I have three ways you could consider getting started.

1) Join us at our next group meeting.

2) Join a RESULTS Introductory Call. One will be held on Friday, August 23 at 1 pm ET, and I can give you all the details.

3) Join us on September 21 for a book party with the founder of RESULTS, Sam Daley-Harris. Sam is re-releasing his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy.

I’d love to have you at one of these events. Which of these sounds interesting to you?