tips to get ready for office
. Every candidate, even veterans of the political process, must take a personal inventory before each election to be sure that private and family issues are taken care of before the campaign starts. This includes making sure that the candidate does not have any financial, personal, or legal issues which may come up and hurt him or her during the campaign. The candidate should also make sure that he or she can make the time commitment and family c
Tour the District
. Candidates need to know their district. While your
Start Your Research
. Running a successful campaign requires mound of research, even in the smallest districts. The candidate should gather all the information he or she can, including past election data, maps of the precincts and polling places, election regulations for your community, voter lists, research on issues important for your race, and information about your possible opponents.
Go to Meetings
. One of the best ways to learn about issues and meet community activists at the same time is to the meetings of every local group that you can. This includes meetings for the local Republican party, as well as community organizations, service groups, town watch committees, town council meetings, and anywhere that issues of import are discussed and local leaders congregate.
Meet with Leaders
. Organization meetings aren
Meet the Press
. Equally important to meeting local leaders is meeting the local press. Establishing a good report with local editors, producers and reporters will help the campaign garner earned media further down the road.
Scour the News
. It is of utmost importance that candidate and potential candidates stay up on current events, both in the world at large and in the local community. Set aside some time each day to read through the local newspapers, magazines, and watch local news reports. If the district is large, have volunteers in various parts of the district clip news items of interest and send them to the candidate for review. Also, be sure to keep up with the latest po
. The months before the campaign gets started are a great time for the candidate to polish his or her public speaking skills. Work with a speech coach, family member or friend to perfect your deliver of prepared and impromptu speeches. Consider videotaping yourself for added analysis and practice.It
. Packing your gym bag full of stuff you need (and love!) is my first tip to go from sweaty-mess to office-chic. To get your bag gym-ready, the dollar store or bargain shops are great places to pick up the essentials (I even found my name brand deodorant for half the drug store price)! Travel bottles are something you may already have laying around the house and these are perfect for your gym bag. Fill them with your own shampoo, body wash, and lot
Gym Showers Aren t That Scary
. As a part of GoodLife
Change Room Amenities
. All of the heavy duty things we use at home are sitting right in the GoodLife change room waiting for you to use them. Need to dry your hair? No problem! Didn
Make sure everything is clearly documented
. Make sure everything is clearly documented
Have at least eight to eleven hours of sleep
. An average teenager should have and needs a minimum of nine hours of sleep So if you get up at six, you'll have to go to bed at nine. Not going to happen? Well you want to feel, look and act your best for the first day; and if you're groggy, irritable and have under-eye circles on the first day, then you should rethink staying up until one in the morning.
Make sure you eat breakfast in the morning
. It keeps your stomach full for awhile, and its perfect brain food! Also, breakfast is the most important meal of the day because when you don't eat for so long your body goes into a starvation mode that causes you're body to store carbs and causing you to gain weight.
Try to join clubs or do sports
. Try clubs that interest you. They are a great way to meet people and develop great friendships with those who share your interests. If you do sports, remember that your behavior and grades affect your position on the team; and health affects your performance.
All you have to do is be yourself because if you re acting like someone else then no one will really know who you are
. Be confident but not too confident. Just don't let anyone get the wrong impression of you.
Plan the outfits you re going to wear during the first week of office
. Doing this will ease the stress of the first day. Try to correctly interpret your offices dress code and wear an appropriate outfit. Below are some guidelines for things you should buy when you go office clothes shopping to avoid disappointment and a clothes meltdown before office. Have a budget planned. A good suggestion is between $50 and $100; if your parents would prefer for your budget to be more or less, then go for it.Try to look nice; bu
. Do not be late on the first day.Do not be rude to the people you meet up with when you are going to your office.It will make a bad impression of you.Never gossip or spread rumors. You will just end up not being who you really are inside!Do not get involved in any fights! Be nice to others even if they aren't your friends. Ignore the bullies and walk away from them.Try not to make mistakes on the first day.