addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo


  • Oct 13, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

**NOTE: This is a different location from the regular Sunday meetup**

SUNDAY SPECIAL EVENT!  Join us for a POTLUCK as we enjoy a visit with special guest, Fred Edwords of the United Coalition of Reason.  He will be giving a Media Training Seminar (seminar details below)

How to Get Media Attention and Promote Your Group

In this intensive training workshop, activists will be taught the ins and outs of the following:

Writing effective letters to the editor
Writing effective press releases
Holding press conferences and carrying out publicity stunts
Preparing talking points for media appearances
Handling yourself on radio, TV, and with print reporters

Also covered will be powerful ways to use online social media. For many volunteer groups this has the advantage of no cost and less formality. And many activists are already involved in social media and simply need to focus their efforts more organizationally. Included in this topic area are ideas on the following:

Developing an improved Web presence
Spreading your message through Facebook
Making effective use of blogs and online forums
Producing viral videos

The secret behind all of this is "message clarification" in advance of media campaigns. It's the core of this no-nonsense, succeed-every-time seminar that has been given to groups all over the country as UnitedCoR builds and promotes local coalitions from coast to coast. Practical handouts will be provided, but come prepared to take notes.

Fred Edwords, national director of the United Coalition of Reason, has 35 years experience in freethought leadership. His previous roles have included 15 years as executive director of the American Humanist Association and 12 years as editor of the Humanist magazine. He is also past president of Camp Quest, the summer camp for freethinking children. His PR and media training seminar, “How to Get Media Attention and Promote Your Group,” is offered free all around the country for freethinkers of all types.


Join or login to comment.

  • Gary D.

    Very insightful, educational and inspirational. Lots of information in very concise, easy to follow presentation.
    Makes you want to take on the enemy and attack with wisdom, knowledge and fortitude.
    Let them sling their arrows, we are ready to defend our position.
    Let them cower and deny, we will bring them out and shine light on their darkness.
    Let them lie, cheat and steal, we will show their true colors and destroy their attempt to take over the future of this beautiful country.
    We are ready, willing and able to face them and dust off our hands after beating them down with truth and put their ashes in the dustbin of history. Their party is over. The opportunity is at hand to hand them their cold, heartless opinions and put the myths and fantasy stories to rest once and for all.
    Did I mention, I enjoyed the discussion very much.

    1 · October 13, 2013

14 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy