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Honing Your Power Tools: A Media Workshop
Date Sunday May 01
Time 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Redwood Gardens
2951 Derby Street at Belrose
Berkeley, California
(Near Claremont Hotel)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorEmily Duffy
Democracy Action Network* Presents:
Honing Your Power Tools: A Media Workshop

What does the right -wing do that we progressives don't know how to do? Why are they so effective at getting their message through, even though their proposals and policies are mean-spirited and often wrong for the country.

Unlike most of us, they've been through media training, where they hone their message and polish their style so it sounds the best it can. And now you can learn some of their secrets!

Sunday May 1, 2005
11AM – 3:00PM (bring a bag lunch, some snacks will be provided)
Redwood Gardens
2951 Derby Street at Belrose
Berkeley, California
RSVP to <democracy_rising@hotmail.com>

Honing your Power Tools: A Media Workshop will cover:

Part One (led by Marketing Executive David Taber) will teach you how to communicate more effectively in person, to an audience, and through the media, using exercises and real-world examples.

Part Two – Speak Up (led by Video Producer Terry Lamb) will allow you to practice speaking your convictions in a simulated media context. The exercise will be conducted in small groups and will allow each person to state a position and answer questions about that position.

Democracy is about speaking up and organizing. By remaining silent, we abandon the national political agenda to right-wing extremists. We need to take back our voices, and our country.

(Note: There will be another meeting following ours that you may want to attend. It’s about setting up precinct operations in the East Bay and will be led by Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club’s Judy Pope.)


Democracy Action Network (formerly Democracy Rising) is a quarterly meeting offering practical skills to progressive activists. It is an off-shoot of East Bay for Democracy, a group formed by Howard Dean campaign volunteers who are committed to progressive activism and social justice. http://www.eastbayfordemocracy.com

Marketing executive David Taber applies the lessons of corporate marketing to political action. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley, he's a frequent public speaker at local industry events, and he teaches a course at UC Berkeley extension. Find out more about David’s firm at: http://www.taberconsutling.com.

Terry Lamb is an actor, video producer, and public presentation consultant. He has taught seminars on public presentation skills for over 20 years in the Bay Area, mostly for Human Services agencies, through the Zellerbach Family Fund, UC Berkeley Extension, the Bay Area Academy at S.F. State, and his own company, Videosycracy.

*Formerly Democracy Rising.
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