Five Minute Plan
to bring Patrick Reynolds in to speak
to call locally and talking points
making one local phone call, you'll plant the seed with a
likely sponsor for bringing Patrick Reynolds to speak to youth
at local schools or colleges.
Below are suggestions for who to call, and what to say. It's
You might wish to print this page out, and keep it handy --
or just make a call now!
for making a difference in your community.
a local call to any of these
one of the sponsors below, and place a call to them.
the best funding source for both Patrick Reynolds' youth talk
and his university program is hospitals. Call one and ask
for the Community Relations Director. The Marketing Director is
also a good bet. These executives often sponsor Mr. Reynolds'
talks, as a bridge-builder to their local community. Usually they
will invite local press and benefit from the goodwill generated.
Some have chosen to turn Mr. Reynolds' appearance into an event,
by busing in 2,000 or 3,000 students from other local schools
to hear him speak. Others have toured him for several days, through
schools in several counties.
second funding possibility is your local tobaccofree coalition.
The American Cancer Society branch in your city can give you their
phone number. Local anti-smoking coalitions are frequent organizers
and contributors to Mr. Reynolds' talks.
health departments in States that have set aside tobacco education
funding will often sponsor the full cost of his talk at middle
and high schools. To see whether your State has some funding,
here and then click on the map of the US. If your State comes
up in red, green, or orange, there may be funding available.
Call your county public health department, and ask for the tobacco
prevention coordinator. Talking points are below. See our more
detailed cosponsor ideas for additional
information, but, depending on the availability of funds, your
local county health department could be the best call to make
for his youth talk.
Call a local college, and ask for the Student Activities Director.
They often have funds available for guest lecturers, or can at
least provide an auditorium. Also talk to the student lecture
chairperson, who makes the final decision about booking guest
here for info on the college talk.
by Mickey Krakowski
well known tobacco prevention speaker has delivered his powerful
motivational talk to thousands of children and teens. These
are the critical years: after age 19, almost no one takes
up the smoking habit.
Let your enthusiasm
show — it's catching!
you have an excellent speaker you'd like to bring in to
the community to speak in middle and high schools.
them it's Patrick Reynolds, the grandson of tobacco company
founder R.J. Reynolds, who turned his back on the family
tobacco business after losing his father to smoking.
that his talk receives very positive local media coverage.
This will build community goodwill, and bring the message
to the wider community.
them our phone number, 800-541-7741, and the web page, www.tobaccofree.org/infopack.
Suggest they may wish to print out the information there.
For two middle or high school assemblies, the fee is $3,000,
plus travel expenses from Los Angeles. Additional talks
are $1500 each. For a college / community lecture, the cost
is $3950 for one 90 minute program, about half of which
is Q&A. These rates are for schools or non-profits only.
Pending availability, Mr. Reynolds can go on tour for several
days. Click here for additional cost
time permits, read them a quote from our page, What
past clients say.
if they would like for you to send them an email about your
idea. If so, get their email and send them this link, or
just leave it on their answering machine: www.tobaccofree.org/infopack.
leave our phone number, (800) 541-7741.
you need a cover letter to email, copy the top of our www.tobaccofree.org/infopack9.html
page; it has a good cover letter to paste into your email.
Add a note at the top, asking them to circulate your email.
you wish, make a second call
to another sponsor listed at the top.
might wish to print
this page out for later use.
We acknowledge your caring, and are grateful
for your phone call. By educating our youth early about smoking,
we can make a real difference in their lives. We're all fighting
on the same team, for the same goal. Mr. Reynolds' closing promise
and vision in all his talks is that we will have a smokefree
society in the 21st century. Thank you for helping to make that
dream come true.