Q: We are about six months away from our first Ask Event and are ready to start producing our seven-minute video. Our clinical staff is against asking people to come forward with stories, so we are not sure how to go about getting great footage for our video. We know it's important to have the right stories reflected in the video, but aren't sure how to get people to agree to be filmed.
Kelly in Wisconsin
A: You will need three video vignettes for your seven-minute video—one vignette for each of your areas of impact or "buckets." These are the same three buckets you use for your tour stops at your Point of Entry Events. How do you tell the stories there? Do you read a letter from a grateful client or family member? Do you have one client who is willing to tell their own story? Do you have stories told by a staff member, employer, police officer, employer, or teacher? Those would be the same people to approach for your video stories.