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Making the most of meetings with decision-makers – Good practice guide

Tool for improving the effectiveness of meetings with those you need to influence

2016 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

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From: Reveal toolkit: Influencing decision-makers

Tools sharing good practice on influencing the decisions, policies and practices of powerful decision-makers in order to address underlying causes of poverty, bring justice and support good development

Meeting with decision makers, such as local government officials, business leaders or religious leaders, can be an important and useful advocacy activity. This tool can help you ensure these meetings are as effective as possible.

It includes guidance on how to prepare for and arrange meetings, how to establish rapport, present requests and keep on track during these meetings, and how to follow up successfully after they have taken place.

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