Script for congressional visit

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Script for Congressional Visits - A few more details

  • Introductions
   - business card exchange
  • Thank them for taking the time to meet you
  • Purpose of Visit
   - answers their first question "How can I help you today?"
   - briefly state the Ask so you can quickly move to science
  • Science Motivation
   - why excited by the opportunities presented by the Ask
   - include work of interest to them, your work, your anecdotes
   - mention work at risk if we don't get the Ask
  • Societal Relevance
   - include economic impact, next-gen training …
   - include applications of interest to them, your anecdotes
   - mention work at risk if we don't get the Ask
  • The Ask
   - give more details here
   - mention Panels / Reports / Committees that vetted this
  • Follow Ups
   - offer to send them info on something that caught their interest
   - offer to answer any of their future questions
  • Thank them