10 Steps to Getting What You Want from a Meeting with Government

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Start with the good news

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State your "SMART" objective

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Identify the problem

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Pose questions pertinent to current thinking

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Present a credible alternative

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Listen to contrary arguments

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Outline a constituency of support

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Acknowledge opposing points of view and provide responses

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Ask questions to gather info

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Restate your objective and leave a one-page brief