Give a Talk

You can educate those in your community by speaking to groups about PH. It takes just a little time and preparation to reach many people.

Woman speaking with microphone


Find your audience

You can approach a variety of audiences in your community. Contact a group you connect with. There are so many people who want to learn about PH!

  • Religious Institutions
  • Fraternal Organizations
  • PTA
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Online Community
  • Community Centers
  • Fairs
  • and more

Talk to the leaders or administrators of these groups and see if you can give a talk at their meetings.

Prepare your presentation

Depending upon the amount of time you receive for your talk, you can include a question and answer portion, screen one of PHA's educational DVDs, and give more details on how people can get involved.

Need some inspiration? Use PHA’s General Awareness Power Point Presentation. This presentation has all the basic information about PH and PHA and can be tweaked for different audiences.

Don’t forget to practice and time yourself in advance so that you stay within the time you are given!

Elisabeth Williams of PHA at the microphone

Contact PHA to request materials

If you chose to screen an educational DVD or distribute literature, you should request the materials from PHA at least three weeks in advance. Also, ensure that a projector or any other equipment you need will be available from the group.

Tailor your message and consider fundraising

After hearing your story and speech, people may be compelled to offer support for the cause either through volunteering their time or donating money. Consider passing a hat or distributing PHA donation forms.

Also, decide what you want your audience to do after your speech. Examples include asking them to sign letters to their Members of Congress or including an article about PH in their newsletter.

Tell PHA

Let us know how it went. We would love share your success with the PH community.
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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.