From Doug Scribner, by way of the Advocates for Self-Government:
Sharon Harris writes,
Here’s a great way to improve your libertarian outreach: watch this short and hilarious video showing how NOT to do it!
“What NOT To Say At A Libertarian Party Outreach Booth,” is a wonderful video by award-winning filmmaker Doug Scribner, with the help of some very talented friends.
It was filmed in Bill Todd’s office on a set that looks exactly like an actual Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) outreach booth. Watch some real-life libertarians deliberately making several of the fundamental communication errors that, in one way or another, we libertarians sometimes commit in our earnest efforts to win the public to our side.
Basically, these guys do everything the Advocates teaches people NOT to do. It’s a laugh riot — with a message.
Among the actors is the late David Nolan, creator of the Nolan Chart that is the foundation of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Mark Selzer turns in an Academy-Award-worthy performance as the most unpersuasive gun rights advocate ever (I hope!). And Doug does a great job as a booth visitor who starts out as a prospective libertarian, but ends up… well, you’ll see!
You’ll find out how not to deal with the issue of education in a segment produced and starring Mark Hilgenberg — keep the children away!
I’ll confess, I’ve made some of these errors myself (though maybe not QUITE as badly). Perhaps you know someone who has made them, too? Perhaps someone very close?
I love this video. ENJOY!
Editorial comment (from Paulie, not from IPR): Another great way to NOT bring in any new Libertarians which Doug and crew overlooked: Don’t do outreach booths at all.