Being The Best At

Looking to sharpen your tools so that you can become better at grassroots activism? GLA’s Being the Best At series is designed to give you the skills needed to break barriers to opportunity in your community. All programming is designed by qualified grassroots trainers, with over a hundred years of combined grassroots expertise in grassroots activism, education, communication, and policy. Classes typically last 45-60 minutes, with extensive time for questions.

Interested in learning more about our specific courses? View our programs below and click on a lecture for a full description.

Becoming a Watchdog

While cronyism and corruption in our state and local governments are all too common, they can only exist when citizens aren’t keeping a close watch. In this presentation, you will learn how to expose this while working to keep elected officials accountable, and fight for a more transparent government.

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Being the Best At: Becoming a Watchdog

Becoming a Watchdog

While cronyism and corruption in our state and local governments are all too common, they can only exist when citizens aren’t keeping a close watch. In this presentation, you will learn how to expose this while working to keep elected officials accountable, and fight for a more transparent government.

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Being the Best At: Citizen Contact

Learning the best practices for engaging citizens over the phone and in-person will improve communication and activism! This presentation will cover how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.

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Being the Best At: Citizen Contact

Being the Best At: Citizen Contact

Learning the best practices for engaging citizens over the phone and in-person will improve communication and activism! This presentation will cover how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.

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Connecting Across the Spectrum

The ability to connect with someone who has a differing opinion than yours is a great quality to have. This program will give you the tools needed to successfully engage and share your beliefs with non-like-minded in a positive and constructive manner. Additionally, you will be provided with a step-by-step guide to building a bonded and thriving community.

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Being the Best At: Connecting Across the Spectrum

Connecting Across the Spectrum

The ability to connect with someone who has a differing opinion than yours is a great quality to have. This program will give you the tools needed to successfully engage and share your beliefs with non-like-minded in a positive and constructive manner. Additionally, you will be provided with a step-by-step guide to building a bonded and thriving community.

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Being the Best At: Dissecting The Debate

We all know how to argue, or at least, be the loudest person in the room. But, how many of us know what to look (or listen) for when we’re trying to sell an idea with someone who has a different opinion? In this program, we will walk through how to extract the most value out of debates, review popular debate strategies, and examine key tactics to use when debating.

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Being the Best At: Dissecting The Debate

Being the Best At: Dissecting The Debate

We all know how to argue, or at least, be the loudest person in the room. But, how many of us know what to look (or listen) for when we’re trying to sell an idea with someone who has a different opinion? In this program, we will walk through how to extract the most value out of debates, review popular debate strategies, and examine key tactics to use when debating.

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Being the Best At: Going Viral

Social media has changed the way we interact with the world. Experience an introductory course on how to utilize social media for spreading your message. We will explore what it takes to becoming more influential on the social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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Being the Best At: Going Viral

Being the Best At: Going Viral

Social media has changed the way we interact with the world. Experience an introductory course on how to utilize social media for spreading your message. We will explore what it takes to becoming more influential on the social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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Being the Best At: Grassroots Events

Learn the best practices for holding events and how to avoid some of the common traps and mistakes.

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Being the Best At: Events

Being the Best At: Grassroots Events

Learn the best practices for holding events and how to avoid some of the common traps and mistakes.

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Being the Best At: Motivating Friend & Neighbors by Telling Your Story

Are you looking to have your community members join you in the fight for freedom? In this program, you will learn the importance of telling their story on why freedom matters in their lives.

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Being the Best At: Motivating Friend & Neighbors by Telling Your Story

Being the Best At: Motivating Friend & Neighbors by Telling Your Story

Are you looking to have your community members join you in the fight for freedom? In this program, you will learn the importance of telling their story on why freedom matters in their lives.

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Being the Best At: Understanding the Data

Learn the best practices for engaging citizens over the phone for improving your communication and activism. This presentation will cover how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.

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Being the Best At: Understanding the Data

Being the Best At: Understanding the Data

Learn the best practices for engaging citizens over the phone for improving your communication and activism. This presentation will cover how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.

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Being the Best At: Selling Freedom

This session will help you understand how sales techniques help potential volunteers to commit to a cause and how to find their strengths. In this program, learn how to ask the “right” questions to identify and overcome hesitations. This training will also identify the common mistakes when recruiting a volunteer.

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Being the Best At: Selling Freedom

Being the Best At: Selling Freedom

This session will help you understand how sales techniques help potential volunteers to commit to a cause and how to find their strengths. In this program, learn how to ask the “right” questions to identify and overcome hesitations. This training will also identify the common mistakes when recruiting a volunteer.

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Being the Best At: Tabling & Elevator Pitch

Learn the best practices for tabling and how to make the right pitch that captivates perspective volunteers with the desire to learn more.

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Being the Best At: Tabling & Elevator Pitch

Being the Best At: Tabling & Elevator Pitch

Learn the best practices for tabling and how to make the right pitch that captivates perspective volunteers with the desire to learn more.

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Being the Best At: Working with Unlikely Allies

In order to actually transform society, we have to look beyond our normal social bubbles and recruit unlikely allies to break barriers that harm us all, especially the least fortunate. Partisan majorities have been ineffective at breaking barriers, reducing our national debt, and limiting the size of government. In this course, we will learn how to communicate with, recruit, and productively work with unlikely allies.

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Being the Best At: Working with Unlikely Allies

Being the Best At: Working with Unlikely Allies

In order to actually transform society, we have to look beyond our normal social bubbles and recruit unlikely allies to break barriers that harm us all, especially the least fortunate. Partisan majorities have been ineffective at breaking barriers, reducing our national debt, and limiting the size of government. In this course, we will learn how to communicate with, recruit, and productively work with unlikely allies.

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