- Put your plan into action using your advocacy tools
- Engage with your audience
- Prepare for and attend a meeting with your audience
- Follow-up with your audience
- Achieve your goal
Engaging your audience
The next stage of self-advocacy is to begin engaging with your audience, and continuing through the process of achieving your goal. There are many options for both making contact with your audience and maintaining that contact. The methods that you use will depend on your abilities, goal, audience, and timelines.
Generally, self-advocacy goals can be achieved by engaging your audience using the following method. Sometimes, only one of these methods needs to be used, or perhaps two of the three. Just remember that no matter what method, or combination of methods you choose, you should always follow-up with your audience.
Telephone call → Written letter → In-Person meeting → Follow-up