"Why, That's Terrible!": How To Sell Your Activism (Or At Least Sell Me On It)

A session at SkeptiCamp Chicago 2015

It feels like it should be enough to provide the facts of a situation for anyone to agree with your position, but oftentimes that's not enough. Doug uses his experience as a policy debater to show what five steps are necessary to get buy-in from a reasonable, open-minded benefactor.

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Doug McCarthy

Director of Network Security, telehealth aficionado, dad of one, and Scout leader. bio from Twitter

Doug was first introduced to the concept of skepticism when he saw James Randi on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and it has stayed with him ever since. He joined the JREF message board in 2002 and volunteered to moderate the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe forum for four years. He currently works at the College of Medicine at UIC. This is his second SkeptiCamp talk.

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Date Sun 31st May 2015

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