Graham Ellis sharing years of experience as a thought on each day
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Before you start ... Work out where you are going!

This campaign tip (no. 1) was published on Tuesday, 1st January 2019
At school, I was always taught to read right through the exam paper before starting on any of the answers. If I'm traveling today to a destination, I'll have done at least some research on how I'm going to get there. And yet an incredible number of people find themselves thrust into a "campaign" without thought or direction.

Being thrust is is totally understandable. In the heat of the moment; perhaps an outrage at a situation, or something has happened that may effect you or your family personally. But if you've been there - even if you're a little bit past that point, it's worth asking yourself things like
      • What am I looking to achieve, and why?
      • What is the best way of going about it?
      • What is my exit strategy if I do not achieve what I'm working for?
You may not have full answers when you ask yourself these questions (I will be writing a lot more about evaluating your campaign during the year - I suggest you bookmark this page), but having some clue is pretty helpful.
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Contact details

These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at-
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities

What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018

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