As Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) grows nearer, patients and advocates become more focused on how to raise awareness of our disease. But what should we say to have the most impact? What “talking points” and tips do successful advocates use in writing, interviews, and public speaking?
The October 22 #LCSM Chat at 8 PM ET (5 PM PT) will discuss the most effective ways to share our patient and caregiver stories as we work to raise awareness of our disease in the media, online, and in person. Although our focus will be on lung cancer, the concepts will be applicable to advocates for any cancer or serious disease. Our moderator will be Janet Freeman-Daily, who has spoken to patient groups, industry, researchers, medical meetings, and the President’s Cancer Panel. Other experienced advocates such as LUNGevity’s Katie Brown (@brownbeansprout), lung cancer blogger Tori Tomalia (@lil_lytnin), and breast cancer survivor Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey) will also share their knowledge.
These topic questions will guide the conversation:
- Which aspects of your #cancer experience do you include when sharing your story? How do you make it an interesting narrative?
- What key facts about #lungcancer do you ensure you weave into your story? Does this change over time?
- Any tips for tailoring an advocate presentation to different audiences, article/speech length, or types of media?
- How do you make contact with potential speaking, online and print publication opportunities?
For a primer on how to join #LCSM chat, check out How to Participate in LCSM Chat.
This content was reblogged from the LCSM Chat website (with permission).